Namibia: HRT spuds Walvis basin deepwater wildcat

HRT Walvis Petroleum (Pty.) Ltd., Rio de Janeiro, has spudded the Wingat-1 exploratory well on Block 2212A in the Walvis basin offshore Namibia.

Wingat-1 is in 1,034 m of water in Petroleum Exploration License 23 about 200 km northwest of Walvis Bay. It targets the Wingat prospect, an elongated combination trap with a potential P10 area of 381 sq km of which there is a four-way structural closure of 42 sq km.

The well’s main objective is to test the resource potential of the Albian-aged carbonate platform that has a well-defined seismic amplitude anomaly in the PSDM-3D data set.

Reservoirs are expected to be encountered at 3,950 m below sea-level. The Transocean Marianas semisubmersible is to drill Wingat-1 to 4,100 m in about 60 days.

HRT is operator of 10 blocks in four petroleum licenses off Namibia. GALP Energia, Lisbon, has a 14% participating interest in the first 3 wells of the exploration campaign.

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