TotalEnergies operates the surrounding block 2913B (Petroleum Exploration License 56) in partnership with Impact Oil & Gas, QatarEnergy, and NAMCOR.
Siraj Ahmed, CEO of Impact, said the block partners had been working to mature and drill the Venus prospect since 2014. “Venus-1X is a world-class, basin opening well which, if successful, could be transformative for Namibia.”
PEL 56 covers an 8,215-sq km (3,172-sq mi) area. Impact entered the license as operator in 2014, acquiring 2D and later 3D seismic data which defined the Venus prospect.