French energy company Total has made a significant gas condensate discovery on the Luiperd prospect, 175 kilometres off the southern coast of South Africa.
This discovery follows the adjacent Brulpadda discovery in 2019, which proved a significant new petroleum province in the region, the company said in a statement on Wednesday (28 October).
“We are very pleased with this second discovery and its very encouraging results, which prove the world-class nature of this offshore gas play,” said Arnaud Breuillac, president of exploration and production at Total.”
“With this discovery and the successful seismic acquisitions, Total and its partners have acquired important data on the Paddavissie fairway, which will help to progress development studies and engage with South African authorities regarding the possible conditions of the gas commercialisation.”
The Block 11B/12B where the discovery was made covers an area of 19,000 square kilometres, with water depths ranging from 200 to 1,800 meters.