Shell begins critical flow tests on well to gauge scale of oil discovery
By Confidente Reporter
Shell has begun conducting oil flow tests on a crucial appraisal well drilled on its massive Jonker oil discovery in Namibia’s Orange basin. The Jonker-2A well is being drilled 23 km from the discovery well. The semi-submersible rig Deepsea Bollsta spudded it in late November.
According to satellite data, Shell conducted a flow test at the deepwater probe early this week, resulting in flaring at the drilling site.
Jonker will likely be the first of Shell’s four Namibia finds to be developed.
Jonker-2A is located around 7.5 kilometres southwest of Jonker-1A, the first appraisal well, and 23 kilometres west of the Jonker-1 discovery well, indicating the magnitude of this deepwater discovery.
Furthermore, according to data from marine intelligence service VesselsValue, this recent delineation well is located only two kilometres from the boundary of TotalEnergies’ block 2913B, which houses the massive Venus discovery.
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