Toronto-listed junior Africa Energy Corporation (AEC) is in the market for partners to explore Block 2B off South Africa’s west coast, one of three high-profile assets the company has secured access to since it was formed three years ago.

Chief executive Garrett Soden said a farm-out deal for Block 2B in the Orange basin may be concluded before results are known from two wildcats of global significance in which it will participate off northern Namibia and South Africa’s southern coast.