Africa Energy Corp, the Canadian firm with exploration belongings offshore South Africa and Namibia, introduced spud of the Brulpadda-1AX re-entry nicely on Block 11B/12B offshore South Africa operated by the French large Total. Total and its companions will reenter the nicely which was suspended in 2014 in an effort to set up traces of hydrocarbons.
Block 11B/12B is situated within the Outeniqua Basin roughly 175 kilometers off the southern coast of South Africa. The space has a confirmed petroleum system from the close by Sable and Oryx oil fields. The Brulpadda Prospect is one among 5 comparable submarine fan prospects with direct hydrocarbon indicators outlined using 2D seismic surveys acquired throughout the Paddavissie Fairway in 2001 and 2005. The Brulpadda Prospect has gross potential assets of greater than 500 million barrels with vital follow-on potential within the success case.
The Brulpadda-1AX exploration nicely is being drilled in 1,432 meters of water by the Odfjell Deepsea Stavanger semi-submersible rig to a complete depth of three,420 meters subsea. The nicely will check the oil potential in a mid-Cretaceous aged deep marine fan sandstone system inside mixed stratigraphic/structural closure. Drilling and analysis of the nicely is anticipated to take roughly 85 days.
Garrett Soden, Africa Energy’s President and CEO, commented, “The Brulpadda-1AX exploration nicely is a world-class, basin-opening alternative in one of many final under-explored areas offshore Africa. We look ahead to drilling leads to the primary quarter of 2019.” (Source: Africa Energy – Image: Deepsea Stavanger/Aker BP)
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