VANCOUVER, July 3, 2019 /CNW/ - (AOI–TSX, AOI–Nasdaq-Stockholm) Africa Oil Corp. ("Africa Oil" or the "Company") is pleased to announce that its wholly-owned subsidiary, Africa Oil SA Corp., has entered into a definitive farmout agreement with Azinam Limited ("Azinam"), the Seacrest Capital-backed South West African-focussed oil & gas exploration company, whereby Africa Oil will acquire a 20% participating interest and operatorship in the Exploration Right for Block 3B/4B, offshore South Africa. Azinam will retain a 20% participating interest and Ricocure (Pty) Ltd retains a 60% participating interest. View PDF version.
Block 3B/4B is located in the Orange Basin and covers an area of 17,581 square kilometres in water depths ranging from 300 to 2,500 meters. The Block is located along-trend of an emerging Mid-Cretaceous oil play where operators are planning to drill several key exploratory wells that have the potential to be play-openers for a world-class petroleum province. Partners have identified an inventory of leads and prospects from an existing 10,020 square kilometer 3D survey that encompasses a majority of the Block. During the Initial Period of 3 years Africa Oil and partners are to carry out regional subsurface review of existing seismic, geological and engineering data, and may also include some select reprocessing of the existing 3D data, leading to identification of exploration prospects and recommendations for subsequent Renewal Periods.
Keith Hill, Africa Oil's President and CEO, commented, "We are pleased to add this block to our inventory of high-quality exploration opportunities in an area where several key wells will be drilled by Industry in the coming year. To the north and along trend, both Total and Shell plan to drill potential play openers and at the same time are increasing their positions in other blocks adjacent to Block 3B/4B. From the large existing 3D survey, we see a number of prospects that are similar to those that the Majors are targeting. This new position, combined with our other equity positions in Impact Oil and Gas and Africa Energy Corp., provides Africa Oil with a significant footprint in this exciting emerging play. We are also looking forward to partnering with Azinam, which has a leading licence and data position offshore South West Africa."
About Africa Oil
Africa Oil Corp. is a Canadian oil and gas company with assets in Kenya and has signed an agreement to acquire an interest in a producing asset in deep water Nigeria. The Company is listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange and on Nasdaq Stockholm under the symbol "AOI".
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ON BEHALF OF THE BOARD
"Keith C. Hill"
President and CEO
SOURCE Africa Oil Corp.
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