Total discovered significant gas condensate on the Luiperd prospect located on Block 11B/12B offshore South Africa Total announces significant gas condensate discovery offshore South Africa. (Credit: wasi1370 from Pixabay.) French oil and gas company Total and its partners have made a significant gas condensate discovery on the Luiperd prospect located on Block 11B/12B offshore South Africa.The Block 11B/12B in the Outeniqua Basin is approximately 175km off the southern coast of South Africa and covers an area of 19,000km² in the water depths ranging from 200 to 1,800 meters.Total E&P South Africa with 45% stake is the operator of the Block 11B/12B.The other partners include Qatar Petroleum (QP) (25%), CNR International (20%) and the remaining 10% is owned by South African consortium Main Street.Total drilled the Luiperd well down to 3,400mThe oil and gas company has drilled the Luiperd well down to a total depth of approximately 3,400 meters.It has encountered 73 meters of net gas condensate pay in well-developed Lower Cretaceous reservoirs and is marked as the second gas condensate discovery on the prospect.The well will be tested to assess the dynamic reservoir characteristics and deliverability, upon completion of a comprehensive coring and logging programme.Total exploration and production president Arnaud Breuillac said: “We are very pleased with this second discovery and its very encouraging results, which prove the world-class nature of this offshore gas play.‘’With this discovery and the successful seismic acquisitions, Total and its partners have acquired important data on the Paddavissie fairway, which will help to progress development studies and engage with South African authorities regarding the possible conditions of the gas commercialization.”In August this year, Africa Energy, an oil and gas firm, has reached agreements to increase its stake in Block 11B/12B offshore South Africa, from 4.9% to 10%.
In the town of La Macarena, 170 miles south of Bogotá, it is difficult to get residents medical services because the town is far from the nearest metropolitan center. Because of growing concerns for the people living in the town, the Colombian Military, with support from a group of U.S. Army Civil Affairs Soldiers and a Bogotá-based nongovernment medical organization called Patrulla Aérea Civil Colombiana (PAC) conducted a Surgical Civic Action Program on April 27-28, 2012. More than 1,000 Colombian citizens benefited during the two-day event. Colombian Soldiers provided security while doctors and medical staff from PAC, with the assistance of U.S. Soldiers from Special Operations Command South (SOCSOUTH), based at Homestead, Florida, provided free medical care and general surgery services. SOCSOUTH is the special operations component for U.S. Southern Command. Medical services included pediatrics, dermatology, general medicine, optometry, ophthalmology, dentistry and general surgery to remove or correct ailments such as hernias, cataracts and lipoma, a benign tumor. “We are here to bring solutions to some of the health problems in this community and show the people we care about them,” said 1st Lieutenant Diego Mauricio Quintero Franco, a Colombian Soldier who served as an operations officer during the event. More than 150 general surgeries were conducted by PAC medical volunteers. 1st Lt. Franco said more work needs to be done to provide services more consistently. “The relationship we have with the U.S. Military and Soldiers with U.S. Civil Affairs is tremendous, and we hope to continue this work,” said Franco. By Dialogo July 01, 2012
Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York A 47-year-old Levittown woman was fatally struck by a vehicle on the East End over the weekend.New York State police said April L. Valera was crossing Old Country Road when she was hit by a westbound vehicle at the corner of Kroemer Avenue in Riverhead at 11:30 p.m. Sunday.The victim was taken to Peconic Bay Medical Center, where she was later pronounced dead. No criminality is suspected.Police ask anyone with information on the crash to call them at 631-756-3300.