Africa Oil announces Brulpadda well discovery offshore South Africa

32834470031 f33ea9cd9b zAfrica Oil Corporation (a Canadian oil and gas company) said it has made a major discovery at the Brulpadda-1AX well on Block 11B/12B offshore South Africa

The Brulpadda discovery is located on Block 11B/12B in the Outeniqua Basin, 175 km from the southern coast of South Africa. The block covers an area of 19,000 sq km with water depths ranging from 200 to 1,800 metres.

The company stated that the well-received a total of 57 meters of net gas condensate over two high-quality Lower Cretaceous reservoirs. The Odfjell Deepsea Stavanger semi-submersible plant drilled the well in approximately 1,400 meters of water.

The two objectives in a deep marine fan sandstone system were well targeted within a combined stratigraphic/structural closure. Following the success of the main objective, the well was extended to a final depth of 3,633 meters and was successful in the Brulpadda-deep prospect, the company added.

Following the success of Brulpadda and confirmation of its play potential, the Block 11B/12B partners plan to acquire 3D seismic this year, followed by up to four exploration wells.

Keith Hill, Africa Oil’s President and CEO, commented, “We are very pleased to see the first well in our 2019 exploration portfolio campaign result in a major basin opening gas-condensate and oil discovery. This is an important new discovery as the potential of the Outeniqua Basin has long been considered to have huge upside potential and the drilling of the Brulpadda well was highly anticipated across the industry.”

The company looks forward to following up this success with its upcoming drilling programmes in Guyana and Namibia.

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