WINDHOEK, Namibia — NAMCOR and joint venture partners Shell and QatarEnergy have made a light oil discovery in the Jonker-1X deepwater exploration well, located about 270 km off the coast of Namibia.
The well was drilled in Block 2913A in 2914B (PEL 0039) in the Orange Basin. Drilling operations commenced in December 2022 and were safely completed in early March 2023.
Victoria Sibeya, NAMCOR's executive of upstream exploration, stated in a LinkedIn post, “The encouraging results from the well are a geological testimony of the significant hydrocarbon potential in the deepwater play of the Orange Basin. We look forward to the appraisal activities and our collaborative relationship with our joint venture partners and our shareholder, the government of the Republic of Namibia, to fully assess the commerciality of this discovery.”