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Karoo Basin CBM unconventional play

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30 January 2018

Karoo Basin CBM unconventional play

Report summary

The Karoo Basin Coalbed Methane (CBM) play, located in northeast South Africa, is underexplored and has not been developed. Eight pilot wells by Kinetiko Energy in the Amersfoort area have demonstrated commercial potential, with well flow rates of up to 0.35 mmcfd. Infrastructure and accessibility in the area is well established, in contrast to the shale gas play further south.

Table of contents

  • Key facts
    • Commercialisation issues
    • What to watch
  • Location maps
  • Timeline
  • Geology
  • Reserves and resources
    • Gas market
  • Infrastructure
    • Environment/regulation
    • Land access/permitting
    • Fiscal terms
    • Supply chain
    • Water procurement/disposal
    • Technology
  • Key companies
  • Economic assumptions
  • Economic analysis

Tables and charts

This report includes 10 images and tables including:

  • Key facts: Table 1
  • Karoo Basin Map
  • South Africa CBM geological characteristics
  • South Africa CBM reserve and resource build-up
  • Reserves and resources: Table 2
  • Position of key companies
  • Economic assumptions: Table 1
  • South Africa CBM economic metrics
  • Type well annual production
  • Type well cash flow

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