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Qatar Petroleum and Partners Announce Gas Discovery in South Africa

Qatar Petroleum (QP) and partners led by Total, announced a significant gas condensate discovery in the Brulpadda prospects, located in Block 11B/12B in the Outeniqua Basin, 175 kilometres off the southern coast of South Africa.

The Brulpadda well encountered a gas condensate pay in Lower Cretaceous reservoirs. The well was deepened to a final depth of 3,633 metres and has also been successful in the Brulpadda-deep prospect.

Speaking about the discovery, Minister of State for Energy Affairs and QP President and CEO, HE Saad Sherida Al Kaabi, said they are pleased to announce the Brulpadda discovery as the first discovery in QP’s international exploration ventures.

This achievement is an important milestone that reflects the soundness of our strategy, where international exploration forms an important pillar that will enable Qatar Petroleum to grow and expand its international footprint.’

Al Kaabi also extended his congratulations to their partners, and to Total for what he called an outstanding performance that led to the important discovery.

The 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 kilometres, with water depths ranging from 200 to 1,800 metres. It is operated by Total with a 45% working interest, alongside Qatar Petroleum (25%), CNR International (20%) and Main Street (10%).

For more information about QP’s explorations, visit their website at

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