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Petroleum Agency SA

Petroleum Agency SA regulates exploration and production activities, and acts as the custodian of the national petroleum exploration and production database.

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Company Info

Status
Premium member
Function
Trade body or industry association and Government body
Provides
Mining and oil and gas services
Oil and gas technology licensing service
Publicity and marketing support services
Country
South Africa
Sectors of operation
Government agencies and Oil and gas
Regions of operation
South Africa
Has a shop / warehouse / office
Yes
Has banking facilities
Yes
Has website
Yes
Can provide trade references
Yes
Can provide audited company accounts?
Yes
Registered company?
Yes
Telephone
+ 27219383500
Address
7 Mispel Road
Bellville
Cape Town
Western Cape
7536

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Description

Petroleum Agency SA promotes exploration for onshore and offshore oil and gas resources and their optimal development on behalf of government. The Agency regulates exploration and production activities, and acts as the custodian of the national petroleum exploration and production database.

Description of business

Petroleum Agency SA is a government agency mandated through the Mineral and Petroleum Resources Development Act (Act 28 of 2002) to promote and regulate exploration for and production of oil and gas in South Africa as to archive all geological and geophysical data related to such activities. The Agency reports to the ministry of Mineral Resources headed by Minister Susan Shabangu.

Description of services

Through its designation in terms of the Mineral and Petroleum Resources Development Act, Petroleum Agency SA acts on behalf of the South African government. The Agency’s services include:

  • The regulation of oil and gas exploration and production through contracting qualified exploration companies and monitoring performance in terms of technical work programmes
  • Adherence to environmental management plans
  • Attention to social and labour issues
  • Attempts to attract investment in exploration for oil and gas offshore and onshore South Africa through the evaluation of potential hydrocarbon resources and presentations of technical information and interpretations at national and international exhibitions, direct interaction with potential explorers and advertisements
  • Archiving of all geotechnical data and information produced through exploration and production efforts
  • The facilitation of further exploration through the provision of this data to current and prospective explorers
  • Advises government on any issues relevant to oil and gas exploration and production in the country

Target markets

Domestic and international oil and gas exploration and production companies interested in exploring for conventional and unconventional oil and gas resources.

People

David van der Spuy
Jennifer Marot
Lindiwe Mekwe
Nazley Parker
Nontsikelelo Van Averbeke
Olivia Mans
Tebogo Motloung
Viljoen Storm

Company News

Petroleum Agency SA: Geo-Technical Data Portal System
Mon, 17 Oct 2016 16h42

The system provides for the viewing of various layers of information through an interactive geographical information system. 

GIS Web Portal announcement
Fri, 12 Aug 2016 09h39

Petroleum Agency SA has implemented a GIS Web Portal, an interactive web map interface that allows/enables users to browse and see what exploration information is available in their area of interest. 

Seismic Surveys and the marine environment
Wed, 03 Aug 2016 09h03

A recent increase in seismic survey activity along the coast of South Africa has raised a number of concerns from various interested and affected groups and these concerns generally relate to the potential impacts of the seismic surveys on the marine environment.

Petroleum exploration activities and opportunities in South Africa
Tue, 28 Jun 2016 16h33

Download the latest (high resolution) maps showing current exploration activities and opportunities in South Africa.

Barremian prospects of the northern Pletmos Basin
Thu, 17 Mar 2016 10h19

The Pletmos Basin is one of 5 sub-basins situated in the Outeniqua Basin off the south coast of South Africa and covers approximately 18000 km².

Top Executives

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Lindiwe Mekwe

Acting CEO

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Nontsikelelo Van Averbeke

General Manager: Promotions

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Viljoen Storm

Manager: Information Services

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Tebogo Motloung

Acting GM: Regulation

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