VIRGINIA GAS PROJECT

VIRGINIA GAS PROJECT

Our Virginia Gas Project comprises exploration and production rights of 187 000 ha of gas fields across Welkom, Virginia and Theunissen, in the Free State. The source of the Virginia Gas Project’s natural gas is primarily microbial. It originates from deep within the Witwatersrand Supergroup, via groundwater circulating through large faults and contacting bacteria deep within the earth’s crust. This means the methane is a biogenic and a continuing renewable resource.

The natural gas contains one of the richest helium concentrations recorded globally. The natural gas is also very pure with an average of over 90% methane, and almost zero higher alkanes, which reduces the complexity of liquefication.

Our strategy is to expand the Virginia Gas Project to produce liquid helium and LNG. The expansion will take place in stages. Construction in the first stage, which will encompass connecting existing wells to a new gas pipeline and constructing a new helium and LNG plant, is imminent. Once the New Plant is operational, Renergen will cease its CNG production and replace this with LNG.

KEY FACTS

Our Virginia Gas Project comprises exploration and production rights of 187 000 ha of gas fields across Welkom, Virginia and Theunissen, in the Free State. The source of the Virginia Gas Project’s natural gas is primarily microbial. It originates from deep within the Witwatersrand Supergroup, via groundwater circulating through large faults and contacting bacteria deep within the earth’s crust. This means the methane is a biogenic and a continuing renewable resource.

The natural gas contains one of the richest helium concentrations recorded globally. The natural gas is also very pure with an average of over 90% methane, and almost zero higher alkanes, which reduces the complexity of liquefication.

Our strategy is to expand the Virginia Gas Project to produce liquid helium and LNG. The expansion will take place in stages. Construction in the first stage, which will encompass connecting existing wells to a new gas pipeline and constructing a new helium and LNG plant, is imminent. Once the New Plant is operational, Renergen will cease its CNG production and replace this with LNG.

KEY FACTS