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Karoo Basin shale gas unconventional concept play

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01 March 2021

Karoo Basin shale gas unconventional concept play

Report summary

The Karoo Basin covers around 610,000 square kilometres (237,000 square miles), and its size and geology lends itself to potentially enormous volumes of unconventional shale gas. Prospectivity is greatest in the south west of the basin, where the shales have a high organic content, are thermally mature and sufficiently thick. Although yet to be proven as a commercial play, the promise of substantial volumes of gas in a country with increasing energy needs has attracted industry...

Table of contents

    • Southwest area
    • Northeast area
    • Volcanics and intrusions
  • Gas market
  • Environmental regulation
  • Land access and permitting
  • Fiscal terms
  • Supply chain
  • Water procurement and disposal
  • Technology

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  • Karoo Basin map
  • Karoo basin map, showing the core region considered most prospective for shale gas.

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