Kinetiko thrilled with successful onshore gas-to-power demonstration in South Africa

Well testing ahead of gas flow to the generator

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14th May 2024

By: Creamer Media Reporter


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ASX-listed Kinetiko Energy has successfully demonstrated that it can produce gas-to-power (GtP) from an onshore natural gas resource at its Amersfoort project, in Mpumalanga, South Africa.

The company is focused on developing an energy transition solution for South Africa focused on commercialising advanced shallow conventional gas projects in the country's Mpumalanga, Free State and KwaZulu-Natal provinces.

“We are absolutely thrilled to have become the pioneers of onshore GtP from a local, conventional source, which represents another significant milestone for the company, establishing it as a proven solution within the energy mix planned to alleviate South Africa’s energy crisis,” comments Kinetiko CEO Nick de Blocq.

Earlier this month, natural gas was supplied from the Korhaan-1 well at the Amersfoort project to run a 12-cylinder gas generator, capable of 1.2 MW of output, linked to a newly built gas train.

Kinetiko, which worked with and shared costs with FFS Refiners for the GtP demonstration, reports that the calibrated gas quality meter measured close to 99% methane and 1% nitrogen during the flow periods.

The parties now plan to progress in their collaboration to develop a liquefied natural gas (LNG) production field.

Kinetiko says the successful demonstration bodes well for its plans to expand the Korhaan cluster, comprising five wells, to develop an LNG production cluster comprising about 30 wells, under a joint venture with the Industrial Development Corporation of South Africa.

Edited by Chanel de Bruyn
Creamer Media Senior Deputy Editor Online


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