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2012 Sub-Sahara Africa exploration and production review


2012 Sub-Sahara Africa exploration and production review

Report summary

Exploration in Sub-Sahara Africa during 2012 was hugely successful - the most successful of the previous ten years - with an estimated 15.1 billion boe discovered. Eight of the largest global discoveries of the year were in the region and seven of these were deepwater gas discoveries in Mozambique and Tanzania. Angola's deepwater pre-salt Cameia find is the largest oil discovery with 1.5 billion boe. There was an upturn in E&A drilling with 121 wells completed, 20% more than 2011.

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  • Executive Summary
  • 2012 - A busy year for licensing activity
    • Healthy corporate activity in Nigeria
    • Elsewhere in Sub-Sahara Africa
  • Intense exploration and appraisal activity delivers record breaking results
  • Corporate exploration review – Independents lead the way
    • Other key wells in West Africa
  • Year of giant finds - top global discoveries of 2012 made in Sub-Sahara Africa
  • Steady increase in liquid production
  • Commercial Liquid Reserves remain steady
  • Modest growth in gas production
  • Commercial gas reserves continue to grow

In this report there are 26 tables or charts, including:

  • Executive Summary
  • 2012 - A busy year for licensing activity
    • Exploration acreage awarded in 2012*
    • Map 1: Exploration acreage awarded in 2012
  • Intense exploration and appraisal activity delivers record breaking results
    • E&A completions by country in 2012*
    • Exploration success & reserves per well (2003 - 2012)*
  • Corporate exploration review – Independents lead the way
    • Top 15 companies by E&A drilling*
  • Year of giant finds - top global discoveries of 2012 made in Sub-Sahara Africa
    • Top 5 confirmed discoveries in 2012 ranked by size *
    • Liquid Discoveries by Country and Sector
    • 2012 Sub-Sahara Africa exploration and production review: Image 7
    • 2012 Sub-Sahara Africa exploration and production review: Image 8
    • Map 2: Exploration outlook for 2013
  • Steady increase in liquid production
    • Total Liquids' Production
    • Liquids' Production in Nigeria and Angola
    • Liquids' production by country excluding Nigeria and Angola
  • Commercial Liquid Reserves remain steady
    • Total Remaining Commercial Liquids
    • Remaining Commercial Liquids in Nigeria and Angola
    • Remaining commercial liquids by country (exc. Nigeria & Angola)
  • Modest growth in gas production
    • Total Gas Production (exc. Nigeria)
    • Gas Production by Country (exc. Nigeria)
    • Nigeria commercial gas production and remaining commercial gas
  • Commercial gas reserves continue to grow
    • Total remaining commercial gas
    • Remaining commercial gas (exc. Nigeria)
    • New Field Start-ups in 2012
    • Map 3: 2012 Production & commercial remaining reserves at 31/12/2012
    • Appendix A: Confirmed discoveries in 2012 ranked by size*
    • Appendix B: Exploration acreage awarded in East Africa in 2012
    • Appendix C: Exploration acreage awarded in Namibia and South Africa in 2012
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