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Custos Energy starts work on exploration well offshore Namibia

Custos Energy confirmed spudding of the Mopane 2X exploration well, located in the heart of Namibia’s Orange Basin. The Mopane prospect complex is located at the southern end of PEL 83, which is operated by a subsidiary of Galp Energia of Portugal.

The Mopane exploration well is the first of two wells that are scheduled to be drilled by the Hercules semisubmersible under a contract that provides for two wells and optional testing. PEL 83 is located immediately north of PEL 39, home to Shell’s basin opening discoveries at Graff-1, La Rona-1 and Jonker-1.

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