Total reported a natural-gas-condensate discovery on Block 11B/12B in the Outeniqua basin, 175 km offshore southern South Africa. The Brulpadda well encountered 57 m of net gas condensate pay in Lower Cretaceous reservoirs. Following success at the main objective, the well was deepened to a final depth of 3633 m. Total holds 45% interest. Partners are Qatar Petroleum with 25%, Canadian Natural Resources with 20%, and Main Street, a South African consortium, with 10%. According to consultant Westwood Energy, the Brulpadda discovery is the first frontier basin opener since ExxonMobil’s Stabroek block discovery offshore Guyana in 2015.
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