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Natasha Odendaal

Natasha Odendaal is a Contributing Editor Online for Engineering News and Mining Weekly.

Tel: +2711 622 3744

Email: newsdesk@engineeringnews.co.za

 

Australia needs to ensure oil and gas sector remains competitive – Appea Restricted

The Australian Petroleum Production and Exploration Association (Appea) on Monday called for the newly developed Energy White Paper Issues Paper to enhance Australia’s international competitiveness. In December, Industry Minister Ian Macfarlane...
By: Natasha Odendaal
Published on 24th February 2014
 

Future demand could dwarf WA oil and gas sector – Minister Restricted

With rising global demand for oil and gas, particularly from Asia, Western Australia’s current multibillion-dollar industry could be “dwarfed” by the potential opportunities emerging for the continent, Mines and Petroleum Minister Bill...
By: Natasha Odendaal
Published on 24th February 2014
 

Senex, Origin embark on $252m gas joint venture Restricted

Oil and gas company Senex Energy and energy group Origin Energy have partnered to explore tight gas sands in key areas of South Australia’s southern Cooper-Eromanga basin. Two new gas farm-out agreements would see the parties undertake a...
By: Natasha Odendaal
Published on 24th February 2014
 

Kimberley concludes Mantle acquisition, moves to reopen Botswana mine Restricted

ASX-listed Kimberley Diamonds plans to bring the idled Lerala diamond mine, in Botswana, back into production this year, after the group concluded the 100% acquisition of gem miner Mantle Diamonds. Kimberley Diamonds said on Monday that it would...
By: Natasha Odendaal
Published on 24th February 2014
 

ConCourt rules on acid mine drainage liability Restricted

A recent Constitutional Court (ConCourt) ruling has left the responsibility for acid mine drainage (AMD) squarely on the shoulders of the owners of the land – even after it had been sold. This emerged as the ConCourt dismissed an application by...
By: Natasha Odendaal
Published on 19th February 2014
 

Wits Gold issues cautionary as Southgold buy-out agreement still under negotiation Restricted

JSE-listed Witwatersrand Consolidated Gold Resources (Wits Gold) on Monday renewed its cautionary as the definitive transaction agreements of its buy-out of embattled Southgold Exploration were still being negotiated. Wits Gold, which would pay...
By: Natasha Odendaal
Published on 17th February 2014
 

Sibanye hikes mineral reserves Restricted

Johannesburg- and New York-listed Sibanye Gold on Monday declared a 46% hike of its mineral reserves that would “significantly” enhance and extend the gold producer’s life-of-mine (LoM) production profile. The group’s economically...
By: Natasha Odendaal
Published on 17th February 2014
 

Trans Hex diamond sales reflect ‘healthy’ trading market Restricted

The strong sales of diamonds at the start of 2014 reflected “healthy trading activity” in the rough diamond market and strong demand for production at the start of 2014, JSE-listed Trans Hex said on Monday. The diamond producer reported that...
By: Natasha Odendaal
Published on 17th February 2014
 

Three step down from Ncondezi Energy board Restricted

As Ncondezi Energy continues its transition from a mining company into an energy producer, three directors, namely Graham Mascall, Mark Trevan and Nigel Sutherland, have stepped down as nonexecutive directors. “The business has made significant...
By: Natasha Odendaal
Published on 17th February 2014
 

African Minerals selects FEED engineer for Tonkolili Restricted

London-listed African Minerals has appointed Ausenco the engineer for the front-end engineering design (FEED) for the Phase 2 project expansion of its Tonkolili iron-ore mine, in Sierra Leone. Ausenco will start establishing the flowsheet and...
By: Natasha Odendaal
Published on 17th February 2014
 

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