Calendar An icon of a desk calendar. Cancel An icon of a circle with a diagonal line across. Caret An icon of a block arrow pointing to the right. Email An icon of a paper envelope. Facebook An icon of the Facebook "f" mark. Google An icon of the Google "G" mark. Linked In An icon of the Linked In "in" mark. Logout An icon representing logout. Profile An icon that resembles human head and shoulders. Telephone An icon of a traditional telephone receiver. Tick An icon of a tick mark. Is Public An icon of a human eye and eyelashes. Is Not Public An icon of a human eye and eyelashes with a diagonal line through it. Pause Icon A two-lined pause icon for stopping interactions. Quote Mark A opening quote mark. Quote Mark A closing quote mark. Arrow An icon of an arrow. Folder An icon of a paper folder. Breaking An icon of an exclamation mark on a circular background. Camera An icon of a digital camera. Caret An icon of a caret arrow. Clock An icon of a clock face. Close An icon of the an X shape. Close Icon An icon used to represent where to interact to collapse or dismiss a component Comment An icon of a speech bubble. Comments An icon of a speech bubble, denoting user comments. Ellipsis An icon of 3 horizontal dots. Envelope An icon of a paper envelope. Facebook An icon of a facebook f logo. Camera An icon of a digital camera. Home An icon of a house. Instagram An icon of the Instagram logo. LinkedIn An icon of the LinkedIn logo. Magnifying Glass An icon of a magnifying glass. Search Icon A magnifying glass icon that is used to represent the function of searching. Menu An icon of 3 horizontal lines. Hamburger Menu Icon An icon used to represent a collapsed menu. Next An icon of an arrow pointing to the right. Notice An explanation mark centred inside a circle. Previous An icon of an arrow pointing to the left. Rating An icon of a star. Tag An icon of a tag. Twitter An icon of the Twitter logo. Video Camera An icon of a video camera shape. Speech Bubble Icon A icon displaying a speech bubble WhatsApp An icon of the WhatsApp logo. Information An icon of an information logo. Plus A mathematical 'plus' symbol. Duration An icon indicating Time. Success Tick An icon of a green tick. Success Tick Timeout An icon of a greyed out success tick. Loading Spinner An icon of a loading spinner.

Afro Energy moves ahead with SA gas test

Afro Energy has been approved to carry out test gas production in South Africa for two years, after which it will apply for full production rights.
Afro Energy

South Africa has approved Afro Energy to produce gas from its ER56 and ER38 licences for two years.

The company can produce up to 500 million cubic feet per year over the two years, the Department of Mineral Resources and Energy (DMRE) said. ASX-listed Kinetiko Energy, which has a 49% stake in Afro Energy, reported the news.

This is “another major milestone” in becoming the “largest onshore gas producer in South Africa”, Kinetiko’s chairman Adam Sierakowski said. “The approval to produce and sell gas enables the company to fast track pilot field gas production, which has the potential to deliver first certified gas reserves and revenues.”

Afro Energy plans to apply for a full production right once the pilot phase has been completed.

Badimo Gas holds the other 51% stake in Afro Energy. The joint venture was launched in 2015. The area held by the company is to the southeast of Johannesburg.

The company shot a 11,563 line km high-resolution aeromagnetic and radiometric survey on the area. Xcalibur Airborne Geophysics completed this work in July. This followed a 3,555 line km aeromag survey in 2014.

The new survey appears to show a number of additional gas-prone compartments, Kinetiko said in late September. As a result, the company increased its contingent resource to 4.9 trillion cubic feet, from 1.5 tcf.

Initially, production could come from reopening existing wells around well KA-03PT. The company tested this well at 332,000 cubic feet per day. According to Kinetiko, the well was drilled to a depth of 370 metres, with a production interval between 150 and 370 metres.

.

Recommended for you

More from Energy Voice

Latest Posts