TotalEnergies reports hydrocarbon discovery off Namibia
France’s TotalEnergies has made a discovery of light oil with associated gas on the Venus prospect, located in block 2913B in the Orange basin, offshore Namibia, it said on February 24.
The Venus 1-X well encountered approximately 84 meters of net oil pay in a “good quality” Lower Cretaceous reservoir.
“A comprehensive coring and logging program has been completed. This will enable the preparation of appraisal operations designed to assess the commerciality of this discovery,” said Kevin McLachlan, senior vice president exploration at TotalEnergies.
Block 2913B covers approximately 8,215 km² in deepwater offshore Namibia. TotalEnergies is the operator with a 40% interest. Other partners in the project are QatarEnergy (30%), Impact Oil and Gas (20%) and NAMCOR (10%).