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Karoo Basin South Africa

The Karoo Basin is a sedimentary basin covering 600 000 km2 in central and southern South Africa It contains thick organic rich shales such as the Permian Whitehill Formation representing the prime focus of shale gas permit applications...

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Oil and Gas Reserves in South Africa

South Coast Comprising the Bredasdorp Pletmos Gamtoos Algoa and Southern Outeniqua sub-basins Best estimate for Prospective Resources in place = 514 Billion Barrels of oil and 194 Tcf of gas New Age Impact Africa Total CNR PetroSA Bayfield Energy...

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Three Places to Look for the Next Shale Boom

Jan 03 2020 0183 32 As Africa s largest producer of oil Nigeria has outsized status in the hydrocarbons world as Shell s massive Permian shale play in South Africa one of the top 10 shale plays in the...

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Shale Play South Africa

Mar 16 2016 0183 32 Progress Report Shale Play in South Africa Legal basis In June 2015 South Africa s Department of Mineral Resources DMR published Regulations for Petroleum Exploration and Production the Regulations which introduced guidelines covering onshore hydraulic fracturing fracking to be read in line with the Mineral and Petroleum Resources Development Act 2002 the Act...

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South Africa The Next Hot Spot For Offshore Oil

Mar 01 2017 0183 32 But South Africa has yet to award licenses for shale gas exploration and considering how controversial shale exploration usually is the potential giant offshore discoveries could be a more...

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Oil Shale 2003 Vol 20 No 1 ISSN 0208

pressure of competition oil shale production has ceased in Canada Scotland Sweden France Australia where it restarted in 1999 Romania7 and South Africa and has not taken off in the USA Belarus Jordan and Morocco World production fell from its peak in...

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Oil Shale Market Size Share Growth Outlook Industry

Oil Shale Market Overview The global oil shale market was valued at 1 609 million in 2017 and is projected to reach 5 636 million by 2025 growing at a CAGR of 167 from 2018 to 2025 Oil shale is an organic-rich rock which contains a solid mixture of organic chemical compounds known as kerogen...

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China s oil gas production sets new record in annual

Jan 01 2021 0183 32 China produced more than 200 million tons of oil equivalent TOE of crude oil and natural gas in 2020 and the annual output of natural gas exceeded 100 million TOE hitting record highs Chinese oil and gas giant PetroChina said on Friday Since the beginning of 2020 faced with the multiple impacts of low oil prices and COVID-19 epidemic PetroChina has intensified its exploration...

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South Africa Fracking To Proceed After Shales Gas

South Africa last year imposed a fracking moratorium on oil and gas exploration licences in the Karoo region to study the potential gains and examine the concerns of environmentalists Jonathan Deal chairman of anti-fracking Treasure the Karoo Action Group said...

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South Africa Shale Gas in South Africa

Analysis - Horizontal drilling and hydraulic fracturing otherwise known as fracking has in the past few decades made available the gas in previously tight shale geologi This has shaken up...

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Oil markets were among the great disruptors of 2020

Dec 23 2020 0183 32 For South Africa the implications are profound and go beyond shale-pipe dreams in the Karoo posted a staggering loss of more than R90-billion in...

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World Shale Gas Resources

Examples of countries in this group include France Poland Turkey Ukraine South Africa Morocco and Chile In addition South Africa s shale gas resource endowment is interesting as it may be attractive for use of that natural gas as a feedstock to their existing gas-to-liquids GTL and coal-to-liquids CTL plants...

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South Africa Karoo shale gas deposits seen less than

South Africa s Karoo basin probably has a 30th of the shale gas deposits that some estimates had suggested deflating expectations of an energy bonanza a study published on Thursday sa...

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South Africa Prospects for Oil Gas Exploration and

South Africa has very little in the way of proven oil and gas reserv Exploration for oil and gas started as far back as 1913 and so far has proved disappointing...

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Global Oil Shale Market 2020 by Manufacturers Regions

96 South Africa Oil Shale Sales and Growth Rate 2015-2020 10 Global Oil Shale Market Segment by Type 101 Global Oil Shale Sales Revenue and Market Share by Type 2015-2020 1011 Global Oil Shale Sales and Market Share by Type 2015-2020...

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What South Africa needs before fracking the Karoo

South Africa which has the eighth biggest reserve of shale gas in the world has the potential to become a major unconventional gas producer and should persevere despite the current low prices...

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oil shale National Geographic Society

Mar 04 2013 0183 32 Extracting and processing shale oil is an expensive and difficult process Coal petroleum and natural gas are less expensive to extract Australia Brazil Switzerland Sweden Spain and South Africa began mining oil shale in the 19th and 20th centuries but they all stopped production by the 1960s The US ceased production in the early 1980s...

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Oil shale reserves

The Union of South Africa has been interested in oil shale for a long time and deposits of oil shales torbanites and similar rocks have been found in many parts of the country Fig 1 Samples differ markedly in oil yield and in the characteristics of the oil The strata vary in thickness and most...

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South African Shale Gas Hits Rough Patch OilPrice

Cheap shale natural gas domestic production is being touted worldwide as a panacea to expensive energy imports South Africa is one of the countries investigating the potential of indigenous...

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A fracking boost for the South African economy Corporate

Further advancements in shale gas and oil production could mean that the USA will meet all of its energy requirements by 2030 This is a remarkable progression as the USA was for decades the largest oil importer In South Africa fracking has been the subject of heated debate...

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Technically Recoverable Shale Oil and Shale Gas Resources

May 17 2013 0183 32 6 For shale oil identify those US shales that best match the geophysical characteristics of the foreign shale oil formation to estimate the oil in-place recovery factor 3 For shale gas determine the recovery factor based on geologic complexity pore...

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Top 10 Top 10 Shale Gas reserves

Feb 27 2014 0183 32 8 South Africa 390 tcf - The development of shale gas exploration in the Karoo region of South Africa could be a game changer for the South African economy Article continues on next page 9 Russia 285 tcf - Despite its massive reserves Russia has done little to cultivate a shale revolution of its own preferring to focus on its abundance...

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What shale gas could mean for Southern Africa

Oct 02 2013 0183 32 With South Africa in the lead in a shale gas revolution Africa will also start to play a greater role in the global energy arena Article adapted from the recent LINK Advisory special report Shale Gas in South Africa Opportunities and Implications which can be accessed by clicking here...

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