Cairn India to operate block offshore South Africa

Cairn India Group will become operator of Block 1 in the Orange basin offshore western South Africa under a farm-in agreement with Petroleum Oil & Gas Corp. of South Africa Ltd. (PetroSA).

Cairn India will own a 60% interest. PetroSA, a subsidiary of state-owned Central Energy Fund, will hold the remainder.

Block 1 covers 19,922 sq km along the northwestern border between South Africa and Namibia. Water depths range from less than 100 m to more than 900 m.

PetroSA acquired 1,500 sq km of 3D seismic data over the block in 2009. One natural gas discovery has been made on the block, which lies between Kudu gas field in Namibian waters to the northwest and the Ibhubesi gas discovery on South African Block 2A to the south.

Related Articles

Trinidad and Tobago’s deepwater bid round draws lackluster response

04/04/2014 Trinidad and Tobago’s latest deepwater bid round failed to attract significant interest with four of the six blocks on offer not receiving any bids...

OMV, Murphy acquire blocks offshore Namibia

04/03/2014

OMV AG and Murphy Luderitz Oil Co. Ltd. have acquired 65% interest in Blocks 2613A and 2613B offshore Namibia from Brazil’s Cowan Petroleum.

Scott links South Atlantic OCS access bill to jobs growth plan

04/03/2014 US Sen. Tim Scott (R-SC) introduced a bill that would reverse the Obama administration’s exclusion of four South Atlantic coastal states from activ...

Lukoil completes exploration well offshore Ivory Coast

04/02/2014

Lukoil Overseas has completed drilling an exploration well on Block CI-101 offshore Ivory Coast.

Careers at TOTAL

Careers at TOTAL - Videos

More than 600 job openings are now online, watch videos and learn more!

 

Click Here to Watch

Other Oil & Gas Industry Jobs

Search More Job Listings >>
Stay Connected