Qatar Petroleum discovered a new gas/condensate in the Luiperd prospect, located in Block 11B/12B, in the Outeniqua Basin, 175 km off the southern coast of South Africa. This is the second significant discovery in Block 11B/12B, which is being explored...
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Qatar Petroleum discovered a new gas/condensate in the Luiperd prospect, located in Block 11B/12B, in the Outeniqua Basin, 175 km off the southern coast of South Africa. This is the second significant discovery in Block 11B/12B, which is being explored by Qatar Petroleum and its partners, Total (operator), CNR International, and Main Street.
In February 2019, an important gas condensate discovery in the Brulpadda prospect was announced, marking a major milestone for a new play in South Africa. "We are pleased to announce this second discovery in our joint exploration project in South Africa. Then initial well results are better than anticipated, and they offer a great opportunity to pursue further exploration and appraisal activities in this area, and to look into integrated commercialization of these findings in alignment with all stakeholders," the Minister of State for Energy Affairs and the President and CEO of Qatar Petroleum HE Saad Sherida Al Kaabi commented on the occasion.
He added, "I would like to congratulate our partners, for their great efforts leading to this discovery in a challenging pandemic environment, safely and efficiently. I am also grateful to the hard and diligent work by Qatar Petroleumsexploration team, whose dedicated and successful efforts are well recognized." The Luiperd-1X well was safely drilled to a total depth of about 3,400 meters.
The well encountered 73 meters of net gas/condensate-bearing reservoir in Lower Cretaceous Paddavissie reservoirs. Various development options are currently being evaluated to commercialize these findings. Block 11B/12B covers an area of 19,000 square km, with water depths ranging from 200 to 1,800 meters.
It is operated by Total with a 45 percent working interest, alongside Qatar Petroleum (25 percent), CNR International (20 percent) and Main Street (10 percent).