TETRA4 (Pty) Ltd has reserved the rights to develop the Virginia Gas Field located near Virginia, approximately 320km south of Johannesburg in the Free State province of South Africa.
The exploration license covers 187,000 ha where gas emitting boreholes have been identified from mineral exploration activity in the Witwatersrand formation. The gas resource, known as “microbial gas” was generated by primitive bacteria that inhibited deep water-bearing fissures.
Proven reserves of methane-rich natural gas also containing relatively high Helium concentrations will be extracted and sold as a separate commodity. The proven gas will serve as a clean substitute for transport fuel (compressed or liquefied), thermal fuel and power