2012 Sub-Sahara Africa exploration and production review
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.