South Africa’s first discovery of a large deep-sea oil and gas field may end its history of oil and gas imports
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Original title: South Africa’s first discovery of a large deep-sea oil and gas field may end its history of oil and gas imports
local time October 23 On the day, South Africa’s Minister of Mineral Resources and Energy Mantashe went to the country’s Western Cape Province near Moso Bay to drill a drilling well in Luped.
is called Brulpada by the exploration area. It is about 175 kilometers from the southern coast of South Africa and covers an area of 18,734 square kilometers. The water depth gradually changes from 200 meters in the north to 1,800 meters in the south. The French exploration company Total said that the area may contain 1 billion barrels of natural gas and a large amount of crude oil.
Lu Peide drilling well from 2020 Exploration began in August, and so far it has hired 195 local South African professionals including exploration engineers, aviation experts, hydrology experts, petroleum geology experts and marine experts. As South Africa’s first deep-sea oil and gas field, this oil and gas field is likely to end South Africa’s history of importing oil and gas.
Mantashe said that the project has invested 1.5 billion rand, and the government is currently completing the “Upstream Petroleum Development Act” at “the necessary speed” to help release the untapped potential of upstream oil and gas reserves. The project will revitalize the South African economy.
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