London 8 February 2019
This ultra-deep-water block covers around 7,933km² and lies immediately west of Block 2913B, offshore Namibia (also held by Impact, Total and Namcor). Both blocks are located within the Orange Basin, immediately north of the South African maritime border. Impact holds a further licence in the Orange Basin (the Orange Deep TCP), located to the south, along the South African deep-water margin.
All licences are located beyond the western continental shelf edge, where the Company is exploring oil potential in the laterally extensive, large, Cretaceous basin-floor sands.
“Our strong acreage position has been further strengthened with the addition of Block 2912, offshore Namibia. This block is in an exciting deep-water exploration region, and a focus area for Impact. We look forward to the Venus well in Namibia, which is planned to be drilled in the adjacent block (Block 2913B) later this year by Total, the Operator.”