Exploration

The licence area of 929 km² provides scope for additional leads geologically similar to Surprise on the intersection of regional northwest trending hinge lines with faults or salt bodies. The recent acquisition of gravity data is assisting the location and delineation of targets for future seismic acquisition within L6 and EP115. Other reservoir targets include oil or gas in the underlying Cambrian to Neoproterozoic section where larger faults and salt bodies create various trap types.

Planning is underway to drill the Mamlambo 1 well approximately 8km to the northeast of the Surprise Oil Field in the L6 permit in 2020. Mamlambo 1 will target the Lower Stairway/Pacoota on the flanks of the oil-prone Johnstone Trough.