Impact Africa granted operatorship approval offshore South Africa
Impact Africa Ltd has received approval from the Government of South Africa to take forward the Transkei & Algoa Exploration Right and the Tugela South Exploration Right, offshore South Africa, on a 100% operated basis.
ExxonMobil Exploration and Production South Africa Ltd and Equinor South Africa BV relinquished their 40% and 35% respective working interests in assets, and following receipt of government consent, Impact took assignment of the interests on the 20th October.
The Transkei block includes 12,000 km of 2D seismic data, acquired in 2013 and 2018. Impact has applied to enter the second renewal period and has high-graded areas for the acquisition of 3D seismic over the Transkei area.
Exploration Right 12/3/252, Transkei & Algoa, covers 45,838 sq km offshore eastern South Africa in water depths up to 3,000 m.
Exploration Right 12/3/154, Tugela South covers an area of 9,054 sq km offshore eastern South Africa in water depths up to 1,800 m.
Source: Oil & Gas Journal