BREAKING: Shell discovers more oil in Namibia’s prolific Orange basin

Shell has racked up yet another hydrocarbon discovery offshore Namibia, although it is too early to say if it is commercial.

The Enigma-1X probe is being drilled in the supermajor’s prolific Petroleum Exploration Licence 39 by Northern Ocean’s semi-submersible drilling rig Deepsea Bollsta, which is being managed by Odfjell Drilling.

A Shell spokesperson was quoted further saying: “As part of our multi-well campaign in Namibia, Shell and its joint venture partners have safely and successfully concluded drilling our sixth exploration well, Enigma-1X, in PEL 39.

Shell operates Petroleum Exploration Licence 0039, which covers blocks 2913A and 2914B, with a 45% working interest. QatarEnergy also has a 45% stake while state-owned Namcor holds 10%.


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