Although the oil exploration company continues to hold healthy cash reserves at around US$54 million according to a recent company statement, investors have been skeptical about its ability to find oil in the Atlantic margins after the Kabeljou
well on the Nimrod prospect turned out dry.
Amongst these are the Giant African threadfin salmon, Cubera snapper, Jack Crevalle, Senegal Jack and barracuda as well as the more familiar Kabeljou
, all of which are known for the gargantuan proportions they reach in this region.
For fish, there are dozens of creative recipes, from sardines to grunter or kabeljou
. Recipes are organized partially by the region from which they come, or where the author collected and savored them first.
Instead of haddock or cod my lunch was kabeljou
- a South African white sh with chips and a side of mushy peas.
Hy noem dan voorbeelde van visse soos kabeljou
en snoek, voels soos fisante en vinke, soogdiere soos jakkalse, dassies en seekoeie, plante soos preie en borne soos sipresse en boekenhout (Scholtz, 1974:16-21).
As part of its 4 to 5 well drilling programme, the company announced in May and August that it had found no commercial hydrocarbons in the Tapir South exploration well in Northern Block 1811A and in the Kabeljou
Before the announcement of the results of the Kabeljou
well, investors had responded positively to the prospects of an oil discovery at the well, considered a much better prospect than the Tapir South well, after initial scepticism.
In a week when the euphoria surrounding the supposed oil discovery in Namibian waters was dealt a fatal blow when Chariot announced that they had abandoned drilling on the Kabeljou
well after no commercial hydrocarbons were discovered, Benson's achievements gave the country something to smile about and forget about the oil disappointment.