Canadian oil and gas company, Reconnaissance Energy Africa Ltd. (ReconAfrica) and its joint venture partner, Namibia’s state-owned oil company Namcor, have successfully completed drilling operations on the 6-1 well in the Kavango Basin, its second stratigraphic test well in Namibia.
In an announcement made on 14 July, Namcor reported that the 6-1 well is being prepared for wireline logging to maximize hydrocarbon recovery. It was also announced that multiple logging runs will be made and that up to 50 sidewall cores will be taken.
Additionally, the companies will be using the Jarvie-1 drilling rig to evaluate their first stratigraphic test well, the 6-2 well.
Following these operations, exploration across the Kavango basin will be conducted using a vertical seismic profile (VSP) tool to tie into the 2D seismic program that will commence this month. VSP runs will be used to connect the 6-2 and 6-1 wells across the same geophysical corridor.
“The first stratigraphic test well, the 6-1, will also have a VSP run, and the two wells will be tied together across the same seismic line,” ReconAfrica stated in their announcement. “Later this month, casing will be run and cemented to isolate the prospective hydrocarbon bearing zones.”
ReconAfrica holds petroleum licenses comprising approximately 8.5 million contiguous acres in the deep Kavango Sedimentary Basin, in northeastern Namibia and northwestern Botswana’s Kalahari Desert.