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Play by Play: Collingham Formation


  • The most promising plays for unconventional oil and gas prospects in South Africa's Karoo Basin are the Prince Albert, the Whitehill and the Collingham formations.
  • The youngest of the Karoo's lower Permian shale formations, the Collingham shale is usually paired with its older counterpart, Whitehill.
  • This makes Collingham the second largest accumulation of reserves among the three formations, after Whitehill, and a likely first choice for gas exploration and production activity in the Karoo basin.


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