Draft Technical Regulations on Oil and Gas Exploration and Exploitation (South Africa)

The South Africa Department of Mineral Resources has released draft technical regulations on oil and gas exploration and production, including shale gas and hydraulic fracturing. These draft regulations were gazetted on 15 October 2013, with public consultation pegged for 30 days.

The draft technical regulations are found here.

The purpose of the technical regulations is to update the current regulatory framework, particularly in relation to Hydraulic Fracturing, and prescribe the American Petroleum Institute (API) standards for aspects such as well casing and blowout protection.

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