Wingat-1 Well Disappoints

Portugal's Galp Energia reported Tuesday that the Wingat-1 exploration well, offshore Namibia has finished drilling but failed to find oil in commercial quantities.

The Wingat-1 well, which spud on March 25, is located in Petroleum Exploration Licence (PEL) 23 in the Walvis basin. Galp said that although results from the well indicated the presence of oil this was not in commercial quantities, leading to the well currently being plugged and abandoned.

However, Galp pointed out that because the source rock encountered by the well is in the oil window and generating liquid hydrocarbons it confirmed the source potential of the basin.

"As such, the results of Wingat-1 well provide important information that will help calibrating the next exploration steps in the Walvis basin. These source rocks present in the well can charge reservoir intervals of other prospects identified in the license, including Murombe prospect, which will be the next prospect to be drilled," Galp said in its statement.

The Transocean Marianas (DW semisub) rig will now be mobilized to the Murombe prospect, located around nine miles west of Wingat-1, where the well to be drilled will test a Cretaceous basin floor fan.

Galp holds a 14-percent stake in the consortium that explores three offshore PELs in Namibia, including PEL 23. The operator of PEL 23 is HRT Participações em Petróleo.

Have a news tip? Share it with Rigzone!


Click on the button below to add a comment.
Post a Comment
Generated by readers, the comments included herein do not reflect the views and opinions of Rigzone. All comments are subject to editorial review. Off-topic, inappropriate or insulting comments will be removed.

Related Companies
For More Information on the Offshore Rig Fleet:
RigLogix can provide the information that you need about the offshore rig fleet, whether you need utilization and industry trends or detailed reports on future rig contracts. Subscribing to RigLogix will allow you to access dozens of prebuilt reports and build your own custom reports using hundreds of available data columns. For more information about a RigLogix subscription, visit

Our Privacy Pledge

More from this Author
Rigzone Staff
e-mail us at
 -  Genel can 'Plan with Confidence' in 20... (Jan 24)
 -  Savannah: Niger R3 License Area 3D Sei... (Jan 24)
 -  BridgeTex to Boost Capacity of Permian... (Jan 24)
 -  Republicans Laud Trump's Pipeline Revi... (Jan 24)
 -  Petronas: LNG Train 9 in Sarawak Moves... (Jan 23)

Most Popular Articles

From the Career Center
Jobs that may interest you
Drill Bit Repair Technician - Houston, TX
Expertise: Rig Mechanic
Location: Houston, TX
Roustabout (Advanced Firefighting Required)
Expertise: Roustabout
Location: Houma, LA
Rig Moving Class A Truck Driver
Expertise: Rig Mover|Truck / HGV Driver
Location: Midland
search for more jobs

Brent Crude Oil : $55.23/BBL 0.46%
Light Crude Oil : $52.75/BBL 0.62%
Natural Gas : $3.24/MMBtu 1.25%
Updated in last 24 hours