Gas Condensate Discovery In Offshore Outeniqua Basin, South Africa

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South Africa

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Paris-based Total announced a gas condensate discovery in offshore South Africa’s Block 11B/12B in the Outeniqua Basin. The #1-Brulpadda well encountered 57 m of net gas condensate pay in Lower Cretaceous reservoirs. The Brulpadda-deep prospect well was drilled to 3,633 m. The discovery is currently estimated at between 500 MMboe to 1 Bboe in the Algoa-Gamtoos license. Total plans to acquire 3-D seismic this year and continue testing with four exploration wells in 2019. Block 11B/12B covers an area of 19,000 sq km and water depth ranges from 200 to 1,800 m. Total is the operator and owns a 45% working interest, with Qatar Petroleum (25%), CNR International (20%) and Main Street, a South African consortium (10%).