Falcon Seismic EMPr

Short Project Title:

Falcon Seismic EMPr

Project Title: Petroleum Exploration Right –  Environmental Management Programme: Seismic Survey, Southern Karoo Basin
   
Project Synopsis:

Falcon Oil & Gas Ltd (Falcon) is applying for an Exploration Right in terms of the Minerals and Petroleum Resources Development Act No. 28 of 2002 (MPRDA) to conduct natural gas exploration by means of a seismic survey in the southern part of the Great Karoo Basin, South Africa.


An Environmental Management Programme (EMPr), supported by extensive public consultation, was compiled and submitted to the Petroleum Agency of South Africa (PASA) in early 2011.  On 29 April 2011, processing of applications was put on hold by the Minister of Mineral Resources. Recently, on 24 November 2014 the Department of Mineral Resources (DMR) informed Falcon that processing of the Exploration Right application would resume and directed Falcon to update the 2011 EMPr and conduct associated public consultation.  


The updated (2015) EMPr, including records of the public consultation undertaken, was submitted to the PASA on 27 February 2015.

   
SRK Project Reference Number: 424473
   
Official Reference Number: Petroleum Agency of South Africa Reference Number: 12/3/208/1
   
Project Location: The application area covers approximately 30 000km2 and includes 2 410 farms and farm portions (1 249 title deeds) in the Magisterial Districts of Ceres, Laingsburg, Prince Albert and Beaufort West in the Western Cape, Fraserburg and Sutherland in the Northern Cape and Aberdeen, Graaff Reinet, Jansenville, Willowmore and Pearston in the Eastern Cape. Seismic survey activities are planned for a smaller number of properties within the application area (preliminary plans include about 426 properties).
   
Status of the Project: The updated (2015) EMPr was available for a 30-day public comment period which closed on 16 February 2015.  A series of open days and public consultation meetings were held in the application area and Cape Town in early February 2015.  The 2015 EMPr, including records of the public consultation process and a Comments and Responses Report, was submitted to the PASA on 27 February 2015.
   
SRK Project Manager: Sue Reuther
   
Public Participation Facilitator:  
   
Contact Email: sreuther@srk.co.za
   
Contact Number: 021 659 3060

Report

 Document  File Size  Date  Status  
         
424473_Falcon Seismic EMPr_27February2015 4,700 KB March 2015 Active

Appendices

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Appendix A1 List of properties in application area 737 KB January 2015 Active
Appendix A2 List of properties in preliminary seismic survey plan 83 KB January 2015 Active
Appendix B Site assessments of preliminary seismic survey lines 4,056 KB January 2015 Active
Appendix C Palaeontology baseline report 6,025 KB January 2015 Active
Appendix C Palaeontology baseline report test 1,416 KB January 2015 Active
Appendix D Mineral rights holders 33 KB January 2015 Active
Appendix E Impact rating methodology 62 KB January 2015 Active
Appendix F Template monitoring checklist 49 KB January 2015 Active
Appendix G1 Notification documents 2010 2,298 KB March 2015 Active
Appendix G2 Open day Public meeting info 2010 3,444 KB March 2015 Active
Appendix G3 IAP comments in Written Submissions 2010 2011 part 1 5,422 KB March 2015 Active
Appendix G3 IAP comments in Written Submissions 2010 2011 part 2 5,431 KB March 2015 Active
Appendix G3 IAP comments in Written Submissions 2010 2011 part 3 5,578 KB March 2015 Active
Appendix H1 Notification documents 2015.compressed 5,745 KB March 2015 Active
Appendix H2 Open day Public meeting info 2015 part 1 5,543 KB March 2015 Active
Appendix H2 Open day Public meeting info 2015 part 2 5,058 KB March 2015 Active
Appendix H3 IAP comments in Written Submissions 2015 part 1 4,819 KB March 2015 Active
Appendix H3 IAP comments in Written Submissions 2015 part 2 5,725 KB March 2015 Active
Appendix H3 IAP comments in Written Submissions 2015 part 3 5,267 KB March 2015 Active
Appendix I IAP Database 179 KB March 2015 Active
Appendix J Comments and Responses Report 2015 930 KB March 2015 Active

 

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