HRT spuds first of three wells in deepwater offshore Namibia

Offshore staff

RIO DE JANEIRO – The semisubmersible Transocean Marianas has spudded the Wingat-1 well offshore Namibia for HRT Walvis Petroleum (Proprietary).

The well targets the Wingat prospect on petroleum exploration license 23 in the Walvis basin, 200 km (124 mi) northwest of Walvis Bay. Water depth is 1,034 m (3,392 ft).

HRT is targeting an elongated combination trap with a potential P10 area of 381 sq km (147 sq mi), including a four-way structural closure of 42 sq km (16 sq mi). The main objective is to test the resource potential of the Albian carbonate platform, which has a well-defined seismic amplitude anomaly in the PSDM 3D data set.

Reservoirs will likely be encountered at 3,950 m (12,959 ft) below sea level. Wingat-1 will be drilled to a projected TD of 4,100 m (13,451 ft), with total drilling time estimated at 60 days.

This is the first of three back-to-back wells for HRT, in partnership with Portugal’s GALP Energia.

3/28/2013

Offshore Namibia

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