Africa Oil & Gas: Anadarko readies exploration activities offshore, South Africa

US oil company Anadarko has announced that its exploration activities in South Africa are at an early stage.

“The company operates offshore Block 5/6/7, which covers more than 23 million acres,” reads the company’s official website.

The oil company reports that, “in 2013, a 3,800-mile 2D seismic program and a high-resolution seafloor survey were completed”.

“This data is being interpreted and mapped to better understand the basin geology and plan a 3D seismic program.,” says the US multinational.

Anadarko did not specify the geographic area where the initial stage of its exploration activity takes place in South Africa.

“We’ve already identified multiple play types offshore South Africa, and we look forward to collecting additional data on these opportunities in the future.” said Denna Johnson, director for International Exploration in Africa and Asia at Anadarko, quoted on the company’s website.

Anadarko, with oil operations in Algeria and Ghana, leads the Mozambique LNG project, which will be the first liquid natural gas development to be developed onshore in the province of Cabo Delgado, northern Mozambique.

The gas liquefaction plant to be installed on the Afungi peninsula will initially consist of two modules with a capacity to produce 12.88 million tons per year (MTPA) of LNG for export.

Source: Lusa

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