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ReconAfrica completes drilling at third well in Kavango

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ReconAfrica completes drilling at third well in Kavango

Oil and gas company Reconnaissance Energy Africa and its joint venture partner NAMCOR (the state oil company of Namibia) recently announced that they have successfully reached total depth of the third stratigraphic test well in the Kavango basin of Namibia.

According to a statement by ReconAfrica the well was drilled to a total depth of 2,056m reaching all geological targets, on time and on budget.

Operations will now focus on well data capture and initiating analysis of this data. The company’s Jarvie-1 rig will remain on site until logging and coring operations are completed, as well as a vertical seismic profile tool (VSP) will be run to total depth to tie into the 2D seismic program.

Processing of the second phase of 761km of 2D seismic is near completion, where early results are being used to refine drilling locations for the upcoming stratigraphic wells. The next well of this planned continuous drilling program is scheduled to have the rig on location by the end of September.

Drilling of water wells for the local community

Meanwhile, ReconAfrica continues its programme of drilling and installing water wells for communities in Kavango East and Kavango West. The USD10-million initiative is a key focus for the company since it started drilling for oil and gas in Namibia.

ReconAfrica says that it is working closely with local community members and the Namibian government to contribute to their Rural Water Management Plan providing local community members with much needed access to fresh potable water.

To date, ReconAfrica has drilled a total of 24 water wells, of which 21 have water tanks and solar powered equipment installed. The company also assisted the Ministry of Agriculture, Water & Land Reform (MAWLR) with the installation of an additional eight solar powered water wells drilled by MAWLR.

ReconAfrica holds petroleum licences comprising approximately 8.5 million contiguous acres in part of Namibia and Botswana.

In the video below Mwanyengwa Ndapewoshali Shapwanale, Director Communication and Stakeholder Relations at ReconNamibia, tells us more about the water programme during the WhyAfrica Road Trip through Namibia in June and July.

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