A new discovery of natural gas in South Africa

A new discovery of natural gas in South Africa
A new discovery of natural gas in South Africa

Doha – Raya:

Qatar Petroleum announced a new discovery of natural gas and condensates in the Lewbeard field (LeopardLocated in Exploration Area No. 11B/‏12B, In the Outeniqua Basin)Outeniqua) 175 kilometers off the southern coast of South Africa.

This is considered the second discovery in region No. 11B/‏12B, Which Qatar Petroleum is exploring in partnership with Total (the operator), and both CNR International, and a company Main Street.

In February of 2019, Qatar Petroleum announced an important discovery of natural gas and condensates in the Brulbada field, located in the same exploration area, which is considered a milestone that opens the door to new exploration work in South Africa.

His Excellency Eng. Saad bin Sheridah Al Kaabi, Minister of State for Energy Affairs, Managing Director and CEO of Qatar Petroleum, expressed his pleasure to announce the second discovery of its kind in our joint exploration and exploration project in South Africa.

He added: The initial results of the well were better than expected, which provides great opportunities for further exploration and evaluation activities in this region, and to consider developing and marketing these discoveries in cooperation with our partners.

He added: “On this occasion, I would like to congratulate our partners in this project, and to thank our partners in South Africa for their efforts that led to this important discovery amid the challenges posed by the pandemic, safely and efficiently. I would also like to commend the great and successful efforts of the Qatar Petroleum Field Development and Exploration team. ”

The Lewbeard 1 field has been excavatedX Safely to a depth of about 3,400 meters, a reservoir of 73 meters containing gas and condensate was discovered in tanks from the Cretaceous period, and various commercial development options for these discoveries are being evaluated.

The area of ​​District No. 11B/‏12B About 19,000 square kilometers, and the depth of the water ranges from 200 to 1,800 meters. The French company, Total, is undertaking exploration operations, as it participates in the project with 45 percent, while Qatar Petroleum owns 25 percent. CNR International Canadian 20 percent, Inc.Main Street Ten percent.

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