Following discovery of the oil field on 2D seismic data in 2010, Central acquired 3D seismic data in 2012 to better define and map the structure. The 3D seismic also showed that a previously mapped fault fully splits the structure in two. The undrilled eastern culmination is referred to as Surprise East.
The Mamlambo prospect is 8km from the Surprise Field and could be drilled as a part of the proposed Amadeus exploration programme in late CY2021. Any success in the well could provide significant cost-saving synergies in a combined development programme with Surprise East.