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03 January 2018

South Africa upstream summary

Report summary

South Africa has small hydrocarbon resources relative to its energy needs. The country's entire production comes from the PetroSA-operated Block 9 fields, located offshore on the southern coast in the Outeniqua Basin. Oil production began in 1997 and ceased in 2013. Offshore gas and condensate production began in 1992, supplying the 45,000 boe/d synfuels gas-to-liquids (GTL) plant at Mossel Bay.South Africa is a world leader in GTL technology. Lack of oil reserves combined with ...

Table of contents

  • Executive summary
  • Key facts
  • Location maps
  • Key companies
    • Introduction
    • Regional Tectonic Framework
    • Outeniqua basin
    • Southwest African Coastal basin
    • Mozambique basin
    • Karoo and Kalahari basins
    • Licensing
    • Offshore Licensing Activity
    • 2007 Licence Round
    • 2009 Licence Round
    • Onshore Unconventional Licensing
    • Historical Activity
    • Drilling
      • Drilling activity
    • Historical Activity
      • Success rates
    • Technical Reserves
    • Oil/Liquids
    • Gas
    • Oil infrastructure
      • Oil Pipelines
      • Oil Refineries
      • Chevref Refinery
      • Enref Refinery
      • Natref Refinery
      • Sapref Refinery
    • Gas infrastructure
      • Gas Pipelines
      • Future Gas Pipelines
      • Gas Processing/Synthetic Fuels Facilities
      • Sasol One/SCI (Sasolburg)
      • Sasol Two and Three (Secunda)
      • Mossgas (Mossel Bay)
    • Introduction
    • Capital costs
      • Capital expenditure by location
    • Operating costs
      • Operating expenditure by location
    • Key legislation
    • Regulatory body
    • State oil company
      • PetroSA
      • Central Energy Fund (CEF)
      • Strategic Fuels Fund (SFF)
      • iGas
    • Licensing
      • Reconnaissance Permit
      • Technical Cooperation Permit (TCP)
      • Exploration Right
      • Production Right
    • Overview
    • Current fiscal terms
      • Concession Terms
      • Government Equity Participation
      • Bonuses, Rentals and Fees
      • Indirect Taxes
      • Royalty
      • R-Factor Calculation
      • Domestic Market Obligation
      • Contractor Revenue Entitlement
      • Product Pricing
      • Corporate (or Petroleum) Income Tax
      • Investment Uplift
      • Additional Profits Taxes
      • Fiscal/Contractual Ring Fences
      • Dividend Withholding Tax

Tables and charts

This report includes 33 images and tables including:

  • Key facts: Table 1
  • Location maps: Image 1
  • Remaining Commercial and Technical Reserves at 01/01/2018
  • Liquids and Gas Production 2017
  • Net Acreage 2018
  • Reserves and resources: Table 1
  • Remaining and Produced Liquids and Gas Reserves
  • South Africa Basins Map
  • Outeniqua Basin Generalised Stratigraphy
  • South Africa Block Map
  • Drilling Activity by Well Type
  • Exploration Drilling by Basin
  • Reserves and resources: Table 2
  • Production: Table 1
  • Production: Table 2
  • Liquids Production
  • Production: Table 3
  • Production: Table 4
  • Gas Production
  • Summary Organisation Chart for the South African Oil Industry
  • Technical and Commercial Success Rates
  • Drilling Activity and Commercial Success Rates
  • Infrastructure: Table 1
  • Infrastructure: Table 2
  • South Africa Infrastructure Map
  • Infrastructure: Table 3
  • Infrastructure: Table 4
  • Costs: Table 1
  • Costs: Table 2
  • Country Capital Expenditure (US$ Million)
  • Costs: Table 3
  • Costs: Table 4
  • Fiscal terms: Table 1

What's included

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    Country Overview

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    Country Overview

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    Country Overview

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    Executive summary

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    Key facts

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    Location maps

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    Key companies

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    Geology

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    Exploration

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    Reserves and resources

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    Production

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    Infrastructure

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    Costs

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    Policy and regulation

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    Fiscal terms

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