Qatar Petroleum is pleased to announce a new gas/condensate discovery 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 2nd 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.
Commenting on this occasion, Saad Sherida Al-Kaabi, CEO of Qatar Petroleum said, “The 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… I would like to congratulate our partners, for their great efforts leading to this discovery in a challenging pandemic environment…”
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 sq.km, 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%).