Total makes significant discovery off South Africa’s southern coast
Located 175 km off the southern coast of South Africa, the Brulpadda well encountered 57 m of net gas condensate payin lower cretaceous reservoirs. Following the success of the main objective, the well was deepened to a final depth of 3 633 m and has also been successful in the Brulpadda-deep prospect.
He added that Total “has opened a new world-class gas and oil play and is well positioned to test several follow-on prospects on the same block”.
Mineral Resources Minister Gwede Mantashe welcomed the announcement, stating, “it is exciting for our county that this discovery has been made. It is potentially a major boost for the economy, and we welcome it as we continue to seek new investment.”
He stated that the discovery confirmed his decision to separate legislation for oil and gas from “traditional minerals”, as it would enable policies that fully support the oil and gas sector’s potential.
“We are moving with speed to finalise this legislation to ensure that it is presented as soon as the sixth Parliament sits,” he commented.
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