VANCOUVER, Canada – The Polarcus Asima has started a 3D marine seismic acquisition program over the Paddavissie Fairway on block 11B/12B offshore South Africa, according to Africa Energy Corp.
Jan Maier, Africa Energy’s vice president Exploration, said: “The recent success at the Brulpadda primary and secondary targets significantly de-risks other similar prospects already identified on the existing 2D seismic. With this new 3D seismic program, the reservoir zones will be better imaged for the selection of future drilling locations. The 3D seismic acquisition program will last until the end of April.”
TheBrulpadda discovery is located on block 11B/12B in the Outeniqua basin, 175 km (109 mi) off the southern coast of South Africa. The block covers an area of 19,000 sq km (7,336 sq mi) with water depths ranging from 200 to 1,800 m (656 to 5,905 ft).
Africa Energy holds 49% of the shares in Main Street 1549 Proprietary Ltd., which has a 10% participating interest in block 11B/12B. Total SA is operator and has a 45% interest, whileQatar Petroleum and Canadian Natural Resources Ltd. have 25% and 20% interests, respectively.