TotalEnergies flows discovery offshore Namibia

Sept. 28, 2023
TotalEnergies EP Namibia BV confirmed flow in the Venus-1X discovery in Block 2913B (PEL 56) offshore Namibia, said partner Impact Oil & Gas Ltd.

TotalEnergies EP Namibia BV confirmed flow in the Venus-1X discovery in Block 2913B (PEL 56) offshore Namibia, said partner Impact Oil & Gas Ltd. in a Sept. 28 release.

The Deepsea Mira semisubmersible drilling rig re-entered and side-tracked the Venus-1X discovery (OGJ Online, June 29, 2023). Flow tests showed positive results which are expected to be confirmed with the flow test of Venus-1A in fourth-quarter 2023. TotalEnergies is interpreting the results for development studies.

In February 2022, TotalEnergies drilled the Venus-1X to a total depth of 6,296 m, discovering light, sweet oil, with associated gas within an Albian basin floor fan deposit, Impact Oil & Gas said. In a July 2023 earnings call, TotalEnergies chief executive officer Patrick Pouyanné said the company was continuing to test its Venus discovery noting that that “the oil column is very big” (OGJ Online, July 1, 2023).

The Venus-1A appraisal well drilling results were positive, having been successfully drilled, cored, and logged by the Tungsten Explorer to a total depth of 6,146 m, about 13 km north of the Venus discovery well. The Deepsea Mira will re-enter Venus-1A in the coming days to undertake a drill stem test (DST).

Tungsten Explorer will now drill the Mangetti-1X exploration well in the northern part of Block 2913B.

TotalEnergies is operator at PEL 56 (40%) with partners Impact Oil & Gas (20%, through its wholly owned subsidiary, Impact Oil and Gas Namibia (Pty) Ltd., QatarEnergy (30%), and NAMCOR (10%).