Garrett Soden, the Company's President and CEO, commented: "We congratulate the operator, TotalEnergies, on filing the Production Right application for Block 11B/12B. This is an important milestone for the proposed Luiperd early production system, and we look forward to finalizing the gas offtake terms. The success at both the Luiperd-1X and Brulpadda-1AX wells significantly de-risks the remaining Paddavissie Fairway prospects for a potential larger development as the gas market expands in South Africa."
Block 11B/12B is located offshore South Africa in the Outeniqua Basin approximately 175 kilometers off the southern coast of South Africa. After the proposed relinquishment, the block is expected to cover approximately 12,000 square kilometers.
Africa Energy owns 49% of the common shares of Main Street 1549, which holds a 10% participating interest in Block 11B/12B. The block is operated by TotalEnergies EP South Africa BV, a wholly-owned subsidiary of TotalEnergies SE, which holds a 45% participating interest. Qatar Petroleum International Upstream LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of QatarEnergy, and CNR International (South Africa) Limited hold 25% and 20% of the block, respectively.
This is information that Africa Energy is obliged to make public pursuant to the EU Market Abuse Regulation. The information was submitted for publication through the agency of the contact persons set out above on September 7, 2022, at 2:00 a.m. ET.
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