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

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

October 24, 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).


Notice is hereby given in terms of the National Environmental Management Act, 1998 (No. 107 of 1998) (as amended) and the EIA Regulations 2014 (as amended) that the draft ESIA Report has been made available for a 44-day review and comment period from 24 October to 7 December 2022.  This is longer that the legislated 30-day review period in order to provide an opportunity for Interested and Affected Parties (I&APs) to comment on any aspect of the proposed project and the findings of the impact assessment. The full report and Non-Technical Summary are available for download below.



We cordially invite all stakeholders to attend the public meetings for the proposed project.  The objectives of these meetings are to provide an overview of the project proposal and findings of the impact assessment process, as well as provide stakeholders a further opportunity to comment. Details of the planned meetings (venues, location and times) are available on this webpage (click here).