ReconAfrica, NAMCOR Reach Target Depth on Namibia Well

Results from third test well in the Kavango basin are being analyzed by the partners.

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Reconnaissance Energy Africa and its joint venture partner NAMCOR, the state oil company of Namibia, confirmed the third stratigraphic test well in the Kavango basin of northeast Namibia, 1819/8‑2, reached target depth. The well was drilled to a total depth of 2056 m reaching all geological targets. However, the duo did not reveal what was found in the well. Instead, the pair said current operations were focused on well data capture and initiating analysis of the data. Company-owned rig Jarvie-1 will remain on site until logging and coring operations are completed. A vertical seismic profile tool will also be run to total depth to tie into the 2D seismic program.

Processing of the second phase of 761 km of 2D seismic is near completion, where early results are being used to refine drilling locations for the upcoming stratigraphic wells. The next well of this planned continuous drilling program was scheduled to have the rig on location by the end of last month.