Independent Resources has struck an exclusive agreement with Scotforth Limited to carry out a remote sensing hydrocarbon survey at its Ksar Hadada permit in Tunisia.
The survey is expected to be completed within six weeks.
Independent Resources said it was confident the work would allow the company a stronger opportunity to identify the hydrocarbon resource potential of the permit, and support and improve the prospects of a farm-in.
Greg Coleman, chief executive of IRG said: “We are excited to have entered into this agreement with Scotforth and we are looking forward to working with them, seeing the results of their survey and sharing those results with potential farm-in partners.”
The work could help accelerate the timing of the first well being drilled by the company.