Searcher Seismic has filed for a new application to shoot 3D seismic offshore South Africa, in what is set to be a new test for the country’s willingness to approve such work.
Major deepwater discoveries will require major project developments to commercialise, with gas playing a crucial role, analysts from IHS Markit have said during a recent webinar, in association with the African Energy Chamber.
South Africa sees it as “imperative” to add more gas suppliers, in order to help develop the local sector.
Africa Energy has sung the praises of an early production system (EPS) plan to develop gas discoveries offshore South Africa.
Discoveries offshore South Africa have “no clear route to commercialisation”, according to GlobalData.
Total has tested the Luiperd-1X well at a maximum rate of 9,820 barrels of oil equivalent per day, limited by surface equipment.
Impact Oil and Gas has farmed in to Area 2, offshore South Africa, under a deal with Silver Wave Energy.
Total’s Luiperd gas condensate discovery has been sufficient to end drilling in South Africa’s Block 11B/12B, leaving some exploration options tantalisingly undrilled.
Total has made a second discovery offshore South Africa in the Outeniqua Basin, following the Brulpadda discovery of 2019.
Few companies are paying down debt while staying bullish on exploration plans, but Africa Oil is an exception.
Total has spudded the Luiperd-1X well, offshore South Africa, as ExxonMobil has confirmed its exit from the state.
South African Mineral Resources and Energy Minister Gwede Mantashe has welcomed Odjfell Drilling’s Deepsea Stavanger to Cape Towin.
The Odjfell Deepsea Stavanger is on its way to South Africa, to drill more wells for Total.
Drilling is expected to go ahead as planned at South Africa’s Block 11B/12B, with the first Luiperd well due in June.
Africa Energy has signed farm-out agreements on Block 2B offshore South Africa, with Panoro Energy and Azinam.
PetroSA has appointed Pragasen Naidoo to serve as the company’s CEO, a position that has been held on a temporary basis since 2014.
The South African government has published its Integrated Resource Plan (IRP) with the aim of setting out the country’s future energy mix.