Posted on February 08, 2019

Qatar Petroleum and its partners, led by Total, announced a significant gas condensate discovery in the Brulpadda prospects, located in Block 11B/12B in the Outeniqua Basin, 175 kilometers off the southern coast of South Africa. The Brulpadda well encountered a gas condensate pay in Lower Cretaceous reservoirs. Following the success of the main objective, the well was deepened to a final depth of 3,633 meters and has also been successful in the Brulpadda-deep prospect. 

Commenting on this occasion, His Excellency Mr. Saad Sherida Al-Kaabi (pictured), the Minister of State for Energy Affairs, President & CEO of Qatar Petroleum, said “We are pleased to announce the Brulpadda discovery as the first discovery in Qatar Petroleum’s international exploration ventures. This achievement is an important milestone that reflects the soundness of our strategy, in which international exploration forms an important pillar that will enable Qatar Petroleum to grow and expand our international footprint.” 

His Excellency Mr. Al-Kaabi added “I would like to congratulate our partners, and to thank Total for the outstanding performance that led to this important discovery.” This discovery has opened up a new play in South Africa where Qatar Petroleum and its partners are well positioned to test other prospects on the same block. Block 11B/12B covers an area of 19,000 square kilometers, 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%).​