HRT spuds Murombe prospect

June 3, 2013

HRT's wholly-owned subsidiary HRT Walvis Petroleum Ltd., has the spud-in of the Murombe-1 (2212/06-1) off Namibia, the second offshore well in its back-to-back exploratory drilling campaign. 

The well is targeting the Murombe Prospect, located in Petroleum Exploration License 23 (PEL-23), in the Walvis Basin.  The Murombe-1 well is 220 km northwest of Walvis Bay in 1391 m of water depth. It’s also 15 km east of HRT’s first well on PEL-23 (Wingat-1), which drill through two oil producing source rocks from which they recovered liquid hydrocarbon.

 Murombe-1 will test a 1000 sq km basin floor fan on a way4-dip closure at its highest structural elevation within a turbidite complex. The main objective of this well is to test the resource potential of Barremian aged turbidite reservoirs that have a well-defined seismic amplitude anomaly on the PSDM 3D data set.

The Santonian aged Baobab confined channel complex with turbidite reservoirs, which is between the two oil producing source rocks, will also be penetrated.

The Boabab reservoir is expected to be encountered at 3670 m depth below sea level and the Murombe reservoir is expected to be encountered at 5,090 m depth below sea level. 

Murombe-1 will be drilled to a projected total depth of 5360 m by the semi-submersible Transocean Marianas. The operation is expected to be completed in 72 days.

HRT is the operator of 10 blocks offshore Namibia, which are contained in four Petroleum Licenses. GALP Energia, which holds 14% participating interest, is partnered with HRT to drill the first three wells of the current exploration campaign.

 


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