Afro Energy - Environmental Impact Assessment Process for Exploration Activities in ER383 in the Free State and Mpumalanga Provinces

11 June 2024 | Client: Afro Energy (Pty) Ltd

Exploration Right (ER) 383 - Register as an Interested and Affected Party
Afro Energy Pty (Ltd) is proposing a staged exploration work programme that will be undertaken over 3-years under ER obligations, and possibly Renewal Periods, and largely follows this sequence:

Phase 1: Early Exploration for Gas
The proposed early phase exploration includes for:
• Undertaking an aeromagnetic survey.
• Drilling of standard stratigraphic exploration core boreholes at identified target sites;
• Logging of the core holes; and
• Sampling and analysis of extracted cores.

Phase 2: Advanced exploration for Coal Bed Methane (CBM)
If early exploration is positive then Afro Energy may proceed to an advanced exploration drilling phase,
• Drilling of larger diameter boreholes for permeability testing to understand geotechnical data andgas quality; and
• Flow testing of gas and produced water for delivery and longevity quanta

SLR Consulting (South Africa) (Pty) Ltd (SLR) has been appointed as the independent Environmental Assessment Practitioner to undertake the required Scoping and Environmental Impact Assessment (S&EIA) process to meet the relevant requirements of the National Environmental Management Act 107 of 1998 (NEMA) and EIA Regulations, 2014.



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Notice is hereby given, for the availability of the Background Information Document (BID).

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Background Information Document