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South Africa says shale gas exploration to begin in next ...

Mar 08, 2016 · South Africa says shale gas exploration to begin in next 12 months ... "One area of real opportunity for South Africa is the exploitation of shale gas," the government said in a statement.

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What is Shale Gas? - geology

The U.S. Has Abundant Shale Gas Resources. Of the natural gas consumed in the United States in 2009, 87% was produced domestically; thus, the supply of natural gas is not as dependent on foreign producers as is the supply of crude oil, and the delivery system is less subject to interruption.

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Fracking it in South Africa: an argument for shale gas ...

Nov 15, 2012 · South Africa is in the midst of a heated energy debate. Africa's wealthiest nation sits on top of one of the world's largest shale gas reserves. While the government has lifted its moratorium on shale gas exploration, the controversial hydraulic fracturing technique, "˜fracking', is still restricted as the country weighs environmental risks against opportunities for economic development.

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South Africa shale gas News, Research and Analysis - The ...

Dec 19, 2017 · South Africa has been considering shale gas development in the Karoo region. The gas, will be expensive to explore and extract, will be used as part of the country's energy mix.

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GEO ExPro - Shale Gas in South Africa

Perhaps the more complex geology of the African and European continents in relation to the US Marellus and Eagle Ford shale plays have impacted on the slow growth and uncertainty revolving around shale gas and hydraulic fracturing in Africa and Europe. About the Author. The author, James Mullins.

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Shale gas in South Africa: Game-changer or damp squib?

Oct 10, 2017 · A few preliminary studies have been done on the potential for shale gas in the country. These include a report on the technical readiness for a shale gas industry in South Africa, a strategic environmental assessment on shale gas development commissioned by the Department of Environment which I co-led, and a -author academic book on hydraulic fracturing in the Karoo.

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Shale Gas in South Africa: Unrealized Potential - Stratfor

Apr 04, 2012 · In theory, South Africa has a nearly unmatched potential to become a significant shale gas producer. The country's roughly 13 trillion cubic meters of estimated shale gas reserves, believed to be located entirely in the Karoo Basin, rank fifth among the world's largest known estimated reserves ...

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Shale Gas - an overview | ScienceDirect Topics

The shale gas resources in Africa is mainly distributed in the regions of central Africa and northwest Africa. Furthermore, the shale gas resource in South Africa is mainly distributed in the south of the Karoo Basin, where exploration for shale gas has begun. The Permian Whitehill Formation is a favorable target formation to explore for shale ...

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Shale Gas World Africa (Mar 2015), Johannesburg South ...

23 people interested. Check out who is attending exhibiting speaking schedule & agenda reviews timing entry ticket fees. 2015 edition of Shale Gas World Africa will be held at on Convention Centre, Johannesburg starting on 24th March. It is a 2 day event organised by Terrapinn Pty Ltd and will conclude on 25-Mar-2015.

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Technically Recoverable Shale Oil and Shale Gas Resources

Technically Recoverable Shale Oil and Shale Gas Resources: An Assessment of 137 Shale Formations in 41 Countries Outside the United States. Resource categories When considering the market implications of abundant shale resources, it is important to distinguish between a

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Shale Gas World Africa (Mar 2015), Johannesburg South ...

23 people interested. Check out who is attending exhibiting speaking schedule & agenda reviews timing entry ticket fees. 2015 edition of Shale Gas World Africa will be held at on Convention Centre, Johannesburg starting on 24th March. It is a 2 day event organised by Terrapinn Pty Ltd and will conclude on 25-Mar-2015.

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Karoo Basin, South Africa - Falcon Oil & Gas

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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Shale gas development in South Africa - conferences.iaia

Shale gas development in South Africa Shale gas landscape: • Policy drive - National Development Plan (2012) • controversial debate, contested science, polarised positions • a transparent process of evidence and assessment required Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA) for Shale Gas Development in South Africa

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Shale and the Middle East - regesterlarkin

When it comes to the shale debate, the Middle East is usually framed as a region under threat. Holding half the world's conventional oil reserves and 40 percent of its gas, many of these countries obtain the bulk of their income from hydrocarbons sales. But, with the rise of shale oil and gas .

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Shale gas in South Africa | Charles H. Warren

The potentially large shale gas reserves in South Africa's Karoo region have provoked serious debate. Critics cite legitimate environmental concerns related to hydraulic fracturing, the ...

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Upstream Oil & Gas in South Africa | SAOGA

Upstream Oil & Gas in South Africa; ... Should offshore exploration and onshore shale gas exploration prove to be successful, South Africa will have a localised supply of oil and gas to anable and promote the diversification of the country's energy mix. Coventional Oil & Gas.

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World Oil and Gas Resource Assessments - usgs.gov

The USGS assesses potential for undiscovered oil and gas resources in priority geologic provinces in the World. This website highlights conventional and unconventional (continuous) oil and gas resources (such as shale gas) for more than 170 basins. In 2012, the USGS completed a comprehensive ...

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The Impact of the U.S. Shale Boom in Africa | JIA SIPA

Due to technological breakthroughs like hydrologic fracturing, and a business friendly environment, the United States has experienced a steady increase in unconventional sources of energy, specifically light tight oil and shale gas, over the past decade. While global oil prices have declined more than 50 percent since mid-2014 (closing at below $50 in September 2015) and U.S. production is off ...

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Prospects good for shale gas in Africa - AfDB

Tunis, Oct 19, GNA - As the United States (U.S) continues apace with production of shale gas, there is good news for Africa on the same front, according to a report released by the African Development Bank (AfDB) this week, which indicates that several African countries have potentially viable shale gas .

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Shale gas - Wikipedia

Shale gas is natural gas that is found trapped within shale formations. Shale gas has become an increasingly important source of natural gas in the United States since the start of this century, and interest has spread to potential gas shales in the rest of the world.

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