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Karoo Basin shale gas unconventional play

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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...

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Tables and charts

This report includes 11 images and tables including:


  • Karoo Basin map - the size of the basin means South Africa has massive shale potential
  • Type well annual production
  • Type well cash flow
  • Geology: Image 1
  • Key companies: Image 1


  • Key facts: Table 1
  • Karoo Basin geological characteristics
  • Karoo Basin reserves and resources build-up
  • Reserves assumptions
  • Economic assumptions: Table 1
  • Karoo Basin economic metrics

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