Client: TotalEnergies E&P Namibia B.V. (TEEPNA)

TotalEnergies - Proposed Exploration and Appraisal Well Drilling in Block 2912, Southern Namibia

November 14, 2022

TotalEnergies E&P Namibia B.V. (TEEPNA) is proposing to undertake exploration and appraisal well drilling in Block 2912 off the southern coast of Namibia.  Block 2912 is located approximately 290 km offshore at its closet point in water depths of 2 940 m to 3 800 m.  TEEPNA is proposing to undertake the following exploration activities in a 5 206 square km area of interest in Block 2912: Drilling of up to 10 exploration and/or appraisal wells, vertical seismic profiling, well testing, abandonment of wellheads, sonar bathymetry surveys and seafloor sampling and coring surveys.

TEEPNA has appointed SLR to undertake the required Environmental and Social Impact Assessment process.


Name: Stephanie Strauss
Email: [email protected]
Telephone: SMS/WhatsApp: +264 81 357 2109


An Application for an Environmental Clearance Certificate (ECC) to undertake the proposed exploration activities has been submitted to the Namibian Ministry of Mines and Energy (MME) and the Ministry of Environment, Forestry and Tourism (MEFT).  A Draft Scoping Report has been compiled and will be made available for public review and comment between 15 November and 16 December 2022.  The full report is available for download below.

For comments to be included in the Final Scoping Report, they need to reach SLR by no later than 16 December 2022.

Information on how to submit comments and an invitation to public meetings are included in the below Notification Letter (English and Afrikaans).