Client: TotalEnergies EP South Africa Block 567 (Pty) Ltd (TEEPSA)

TotalEnergies - Proposed Offshore Exploration in Block 5/6/7, South-West Coast, South Africa

July 29, 2022

TEEPSA and its partners are applying for Environmental Authorisation to undertake exploration activities in Block 5/6/7 off the South-West Coast of South Africa.  TEEPSA proposes to drill one exploration well, and success dependent, up to four additional wells within an Area of Interest within the Block.  The Area of Interest is located offshore roughly between Cape Town and Cape Agulhas, approximately 60 km from the coast at its closest point and 170 km at its furthest, in water depths between 700 m and 3 200 m (locality map available for download below).  SLR has been appointed to undertake the required Environmental and Social Impact Assessment (ESIA).

Status

A final Scoping Report has been compiled, taking into consideration the comments received on a draft version of the report.  All comments received have been responded to in a Comments and Responses Report appended to the final Scoping Report.  The final Scoping Report has now been submitted to the competent authority for consideration and acceptance.  The report is available below for information purposes.