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Brulpadda - an example of the exploration risk/reward business and its potential impact

When: Thursday, 04 April 2019 - Thursday, 04 April 2019
Where: Parktown Management Campus
Bert Wessels Lecture Theatre 1, Wits Business School
Start time:18:00

The Wits Business School is pleased will host a special public lecture by energy expert Ebbie Haan on the impact of this discovery.

Global energy giant Total and partners have announced a major natural gas and condensate find off the south coast of South Africa. Named Brulpadda (Afrikaans for bullfrog), this substantial find “could be around one billion barrels of hydrocarbon resources, gas and condensate light oil,” says Total.

Ebbie Haan has 35 years’ experience in the energy sector: he worked for 26 years with Royal Dutch Shell on assignments in The Netherlands, Oman, USA, Gabon, Algeria and Malaysia, before joining Sasol in South Africa to run their global upstream business for six years. He now lives in The Hague, The Netherlands.

He will address the following questions:

  • What are the characteristics and key risks in oil and gas exploration and development?
  • What might the impact of significant oil and gas discoveries be on South Africa’s energy balance?
  • What are the likely scenarios and timeline for potential development?
  • Could this be a game changer for the South African economy? 

Professor Rod Crompton, Head of the African Energy Leadership Centre at WBS, will facilitate the discussion. 

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