Posts tagged as oil

Extending the life of gas engines for power generation

  The development of regional gas-fields will lead to natural gas becoming a more significant fuel source in South Africa. Natural gas, while not renewable, is an abundant, clean low-carbon fossil fuel that is projected to become a significant fossil energy medium in the next 50 years. Electricity-generating gas engines will become increasingly important as […]

Oil refinery comes back online

  The fuels section of the 120 000 barrels-per-day Engen refinery is up and running again, following the completion of a 30-day maintenance outage at an estimated cost of over R150 million. The planned outage forms part of the facility’s annual scheduled maintenance programme aimed at ensuring that it runs safely and reliably. The outage […]

From fragile to agile – an Africa oil and gas review

  Africa’s share of global oil production has dropped marginally since last year, moving from 10,1% to 9,6% of the world’s total. Untapped proven oil reserves on the continent are estimated to be around 8% of the global total, which is nearly the same as the previous year, and these reserves are projected to increase […]

African oil and gas: On the brink of a boom

  Chris Bredenhann, PricewaterhouseCoopers’ (PwC’s) Africa oil and gas advisory leader, presented an overview of PwC’s recent survey of the African oil and gas industries to about 200 delegates at the SANEA lecture on 12 August 2014. The presentation consisted of a summary of PwC’s report “African oil and gas: On the brink of a […]