TotalEnergies - Seismic Survey Programme in Licence Blocks 2912 and 2913B, Orange Basin, Namibia

11 June 2024 | Client: TotalEnergies E&P Namibia B.V. (TEEPNA)

TotalEnergies EP Namibia B.V. (TEEPNA) is the holder of two Exploration Licences for Blocks 2912 and 2913B and currently holds an Environmental Clearance Certificate (ECC) and approved Environmental and Social Management Plan (ESMP) for a 3D seismic survey (dated 29 June 2021) over a portion of Blocks 2912 and 2913B.

TEEPNA is now proposing to acquire further detailed 3D seismic data anywhere across the full extent of the two licence blocks and to undertake surveys over multiple seismic survey seasons. The full licence block area is 18 170 km2 in extent. For this continued seismic survey programme, TEEPNA would want to use standard streamer technology as well as utilise Ocean Bottom Node (OBN) seismic survey technology to acquire more detailed data of the subsurface. TEEPNA is thus applying to amend its current ECC to allow for the further expanded 3D seismic surveying as well as utilisation of the additional OBN technology. As its current ECC expires on 29 June 2024, TEEPNA is also, as a parallel process, applying to renew its current ECC for a further three-year period.

SLR Environmental Consulting (Namibia) (Pty) Ltd has been appointed by TEEPNA as the Independent Environmental Assessment Practitioner to undertake the required ECC Renewal and Amendment process. This ECC Renewal and Amendment process is being undertaken in terms of Section 39 of the Environmental Management Act (EMA) and Regulation 19 of the EIA Regulations (Government Notice No. 30 of 2012).


The draft ECC Renewal and Amendment Report has been made available for a 21-day review and comment period from 11 June to 2 July 2024. This provides an opportunity for Interested and Affected Parties (I&APs) to comment on any aspect of the proposed project and the ECC Renewal and Amendment process findings.

The full report is available for download below. Comments on the draft ECC Amendment Report should reach SLR by no later than Tuesday, 2 July 2024 using the contact details above.

ECC Renewal and Amendment Report