TotalEnergies has received positive drill stem test (DST) results for the Venus-1X well, a significant light oil discovery located in Block 2913B in the Orange Basin offshore Namibia.
Africa Oil, one of TotalEnergies' partners in Namibia, has announced that the companies are currently interpreting the flow test results and integrating them into development studies. These findings are expected to be confirmed with the flow test of Venus-1A in the fourth quarter of 2023.
The Venus-1X discovery well was originally drilled in 2022 and was later re-entered and sidetracked by the Deepsea Mira semisubmersible. Positive results were obtained from the Venus-1A appraisal well, which was successfully drilled, cored, and logged by the Tungsten Explorer semisubmersible, situated approximately 13 kilometers north of the Venus-1X discovery well.
The Deepsea Mira rig will soon re-enter Venus-1A to conduct a DST program, while the Tungsten Explorer will mobilize to drill the Mangetti-1X exploration well, located in the northern part of Block 2913B.