South Africa

Total finds gas off Africa

France’s Total has made a significant gas condensate discovery on the Brulpadda prospects, located on Block 11B/12B in the Outeniqua Basin, 175 kilometers off the southern coast of South Africa. After reaching the main goal, the well was deepened to a final depth of 3,633 meters and has also been successful in the Brulpadda-deep prospect.  Total along with its partners plan to acquire 3D seismic this year, followed by up to four exploration wells on this license. 

Saudi Arabia discusses building oil refinery in South Africa

Saudi Arabia has its eye on constructing an oil refinery in South Africa as part of a pledge to invest as much as $10 billion in Africa’s most developed economy, according to Bloomberg. The Saudi Aramco and South Africa’s Central Energy Fund are to conduct joint surveys based on a refinery and petrochemical complex. The negotiations highlight South Africa’s aspiration to add a refinery, which it has under consideration for a decade.

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