TotalEnergies SE has started drilling offshore Namibia with Northern Ocean Ltd.’s Deepsea Mira semisubmersible drilling rig which has recently mobilized to location.
The drilling contract has a firm duration of 300 days with two unexercised options which would extend the term through all of 2024. Odfjell Drilling AS prepared and mobilized the rig to Namibia and is providing operations management for the duration of this contract.
TotalEnergies SE has plans for a multi-well drilling program offshore Namibia following the Venus light oil discovery in Block 2913B (PEL 56), according to a Feb. 22 release by Impact Oil & Gas Ltd. (OGJ Online, Feb. 22, 2023).
Deepsea Mira will re-enter and side-track Venus-1X well and conduct a flow test. The objective is to further evaluate the Venus reservoir and deliver dynamic data.
TotalEnergies and partners will also explore the Venus accumulation into Block 2912 (PEL 91) to provide an understanding of the structure and reservoir quality. The block covers about 7,884 sq km in water depths of 3,000-3,900 m.