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Total Drills Luiperd-1X Well Offshore South Africa

French oil and gas major Total is expected to spud Luiperd-1X WellOffshore South Africa withDeepsea Stavanger drilling rig barely one year of striking a play-opening gas with same rig. Total has brought the same rig back to the country and has started drilling on another closely watched prospect – the Luiperd. After some Covid-19 related […]

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Total Drills Luiperd-1X Offshore Well in Block 11B/12B offshore South Africa

Block 11B/12B JV partner Africa Energyhas announced spud of the Luiperd-1X well, the second exploration well on Block 11B/12B offshore South Africa following the Brulpadda discovery in February 2019. Jan Maier, Africa Energy’s VP Exploration, commented: “The Outeniqua Basin offshore South Africa remains an under-explored, world-class hydrocarbon province. The Luiperd-1X well will test the eastern area of the Paddavissie Fairway on Block 11B/12B to follow-up […]

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Deepsea Stavanger Drills Luiperd Oilfield off Cape Town South Africa

South African Mineral Resources and Energy Minister Gwede Mantashe has welcomed Odjfell Drilling’s Deepsea Stavanger to Cape Town. The rig is expected to drill the Luiperd prospect, in Block 11B/12B. This licence is off Mossel Bay, in the Western Cape South Africa. “The arrival of the drill rig, following the recent successful Brulpadda discovery, reaffirms […]

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Odfjell Deepsea Stavanger starts mobilization to South Africa

Odfjell Drilling a renowned drilling contractor has announced that the Deepsea Stavanger drilling rig has started its mobilization to South Africa under the Total Luiperd offshore Block 11B/12B contract where the French company is the operator with a 45% interest. The Deepsea Stavanger recent mobilization is sequel to  the notice of restriction made  from 19 […]

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South African Cabinet Merges State Owned Oil and Gas Firms

South Africa’s cabinet has approved the merger of three state-owned oil and gas firms; PetroSA, iGas and the Strategic Fuel Fund to form a single national oil company. According to the cabinet, the move is to cut debt by reducing the number and increase the competitiveness of state-owned firms. The approval follows a briefing on […]

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South Africa First Commercial LNG: Renergen, Total Sign Marketing Agreement

Renergen an emerging integrated renewable energy producer, delivering superior and sustainable helium and domestic natural gas has entered the construction phase of South Africa’s first commercial (LNG) plant which is planned to come online around the third quarter 2021. This was revealed by the  South African company during the signing of an agreement with Total […]

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South Africa to build another LNG terminal

South Africa’s government has state commitment to invest gas owing to its economic importance in the country’s energy future. The country is concluding plans to build a liquefied natural gas terminal in Coega, near Port Elizabeth According to the Minister of Energy & Mineral Resources Gwede Mantashe , Coega is believed to be the hub […]

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