Qatar Petroleum and partners announce significant gas discovery in South Africa

Qatar Petroleum and its partners, led by Total, announced a significant gas condensate discovery off the coast of South Africa. This is the first discovery in Qatar Petroleum’s international exploration ventures.

Commenting on this occasion, H E Saad Sherida Al Kaabi, Minister of State for Energy Affairs, President & CEO of Qatar Petroleum, said: “We are pleased to announce the Brulpadda discovery as the first discovery in Qatar Petroleum’s international exploration ventures. This achievement is an important milestone that reflects the soundness of our strategy, in which international exploration forms an important pillar that will enable Qatar Petroleum to grow and expand our international footprint.”

The Brulpadda well, in the Brulpadda prospects, located in Block 11B/12B in the Outeniqua Basin, 175 kilometers off the southern coast of  South Africa,  encountered a gas condensate pay in Lower Cretaceous reservoirs. Following the success of the main objective, the well was deepened to a final depth of 3,633 meters and has also been successful in the Brulpadda-deep prospect.

Al Kaabi added, “I would like to congratulate our partners, and to thank Total for the outstanding performance that led to this important discovery.”

This discovery has opened up a new play in South Africa where Qatar Petroleum and its partners are well positioned to test other prospects on the same block.

Block 11B/12B covers an area of 19,000 square kilometers, with water depths ranging from 200 to 1,800 meters. It is operated by Total with a 45% working interest, alongside Qatar Petroleum (25%), CNR International (20%) and Main Street (10%).

Source from: The Peninsula