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A new exploration hotspot? A look at the recent Graff-1 discovery, Offshore Namibia.

Updated: Feb 15, 2022

The Graff-1 well offshore Namibia spudded in late 2021 and was officially announced as a discovery on the 4th Feb 2022. This discovery, along with the highly anticipated Venus-1 well (result as yet to be announced at time of writing) could mark this region as the next exploration hotspot.


UPDATE - 15/02/2022

News emerged this week that Shell is set to spud an appraisal well on Graff, 11 days after announcing the discovery.

The Valaris DS-10 drillship is back on location roughly 8km northeast of the Graff-1 discovery.

While some information in the video may now need updated with the latest news, it is still a fantastic overview of the exciting discovery!

More details are available on news of the appraisal well here.


Graff-1 was drilled in ~2000m of water by Shell, along with partners Qatar Petroleum and NAMCOR. Here we give a brief overview of the region and the discovery, taking information from TROVE West Africa.

TROVE West Africa contains details of all offshore oil and gas fields and discoveries from Cameroon to South Africa. With information on over 600 assets, this is the most comprehensive technical subsurface database for the West African region. We have several other TROVE databases ensuring complete offshore coverage of the African continent, along with a significant onshore area. See our coverage map here:


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