I am still thinking they will start on Wingat Prospect in Walvis Basin. Therefore I listed to the podcast of the conference call of HRT after the release of their Q3/12 results.
page to download here: http://ir.hrt.com.br/hrt/web/conteudo_en.asp?idioma=1&conta=44&tipo=32111ir
direct download here: http://ir.hrt.com.br/hrt/web/download_arquivos.asp?id_arquivo=DF3374D4-F08B-4E68-9E3A-01B82D478C2C
They talk in regard to the presentation, which could be downloaded here: http://ir.hrt.com.br/hrt/web/download_arquivos.asp?id_arquivo=2FAE3942-E04B-4886-88DA-9E8DB6A00985
After downloading it you have to put ".pdf" at the end of the file or try opening it directly from Adobe Reader instead clicking on it twice.
Here are the times, where they talk about offshore Namibia and their 4 wells campaign starting in Q1 2013:
8:30 about the completion of the 3D seismic offshore Namibia and their importance for the 4 wells planed in 2013
20:50 Wagner Perez about the drilling campaign offshore Namibia, the 3D seismic (again) and the farm-in discussions
25:00 about starting drilling campaign: will start around second half first quarter, but they are already drill ready 01. December
26:45 update about farm-in: expect to conclude cycle(?) of farm-out sometime in December, and to be ready when the drilling campaign start
28:12 end of November/ beginning of December update about resource to the market
46:10 question of UBS about farm-out Namibia: expected agreement completed in November, besides that NO MORE INFORMATION ABOUT it in the conference call due to confidentiality of the negotiations
1:06:38 wells & budget offshore Namibia: budget for 2 wells 100% carry for HRT, further 2 wells depend on farm-in, expect to get 4 financed due to farm-out
1:11:35 Question: first well in Namibia Wingat in Walvis Basin? => plan to drill first Wingat prospect, rig will be mandatory inspected in Walvis Basin, Wingat is next to it, to avoid mobilization fees shipping the rig around offshore Namibia (south to Orange Basin and back to Walvis Basin) they want to start in Wingat after the inspection AND Wingat has the highest chance of success
1:13:40 question about Wingat prospect, its geology and HRT's confidence of success. => explaination about similarity to Campus Basin (Brasil)
Enjoy listening and decide yourself ...
Cheers and have a good day,