Who we are:
Kalahari Energy is a gas exploration and energy development group of companies based in Gaborone, Botswana specialising in the extraction of Coal Bed Methane (“CBM”) from coal.
As part of its business portfolio, KEB possesses a number of CBM prospecting licences/permits in Botswana along the eastern side of the Kalahari Karoo Basin. A significant recoverable base of CBM has been identified during exploration and evaluation activities and confirmed by independent feasibility studies.
Through an Invitation To Tender issued to Sekaname (Pty) Ltd, itself a subsidiary company in the KEB Group, Kalahari has responded to a closed tender for the development of a maximum of 100MW of CBM-fuelled pilot power plants in Botswana as an Independent Power Producer (“IPP”).
Learn more about this project here.
What we do:
Our primary objective is to establish Kalahari Energy as a premier Botswana company serving the energy needs of Southern Africa. In conjunction with Botswana’s Ministry of Mineral Resources, Green Technology and Energy Security, KEB is developing partnerships to meet the urgent under-supplied power generation and energy requirements of Botswana, and potentially to service the massive demand for power throughout Southern Africa where looming supply deficits are widely forecast.
KEB has been involved in active exploration, assessment and development of CBM in Botswana for over 19 years and has built up its capabilities and expertise in the following areas:
- Geology & Geophysics;
- Drilling and completions;
- Production operations and work-overs;
- Infrastructure installation; and
- Environmental and Social awareness and Management.
Our primary objective is to establish Kalahari Energy as a premier Botswana Company serving the energy needs of Southern Africa.
This is supported by the following secondary objectives:
- To prove the substantial coal-bed methane reserves on the leases controlled by KE.
- To bring the gas into production in an incremental manner in line with market demands (i.e. only have well holes sufficient for the demand for gas).
- To provide an environmentally sound and clean fuel at competitive costs that will draw much needed industry into Botswana.
- To harness existing and develop local technology in order to build a “Gas to Liquids” capability in Botswana.
- To spearhead the implementation of Natural Gas Vehicles within Botswana.
- To capture and fully utilise all the “contaminant gases” in a commercially viable manner. For instance, use the carbon dioxide for “dry ice sand blasting”, draw off the higher order alkanes for use as Liquid Petroleum Gas (LPG).
- To establish a “virtual pipeline” in order for the energy to be easily, safely and cheaply transported to new markets – both large and small.
- Provide clean, efficient heating and fuel for rural dwellings with an emphasis on preserving the trees and associated wild life.
- Develop an “inverted” power generation system where every consumer also becomes a generator of power feeding a micro-grid – thereby saving the need for centralised power generation and transmission systems.
- Establish pipelines for use as storage vessels for both peak power generation and energy transmission once economies of scale warrant same.