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27 February 2014

2013 Sub-Sahara Africa Exploration and Production review

Report summary

In 2013, Sub Sahara Africa boasted six of the top eight discoveries in the world. 122  E&A wells were, with an exploration success rate of 45%, and an average discovery size of 96 million boe. Liquids production across the region increased 6.3% to 5.6 million b/d in 2013, gas output was up just 2% to 5.7 bcfd.  Commercial liquids reserves were up 0.2% compared to the end of 2012, gas reserves increased 23%, primarily because of the large discoveries in the Rovuma Basin.

Table of contents

    • Tullow looks to Mauritania and Anadarko eyes Cote d'Ivoire
    • East Africa
    • Elsewhere in Sub-Sahara Africa
    • Uganda and Angola spearhead exploration drive
    • Reserves per well above 10 year average
    • Independents and Majors lead the exploration effort
    • Gas and deepwater dominate once more
  • Steady growth in liquids production
  • Commercial liquids reserves
  • Gas Production
    • Map 3: 2013 production and commercial remaining reserves

Tables and charts

This report includes 23 images and tables including:

  • Chart 1: Exploration acreage awarded in 2013
  • Table 1: Top 5 confirmed Sub-Saharan discoveries 2013
  • Chart 7: Total liquids production by country
  • Chart 8: Liquids production in Nigeria and Angola
  • Chart 9: Liquids production by country excluding Nigeria and Angola
  • 2013 Sub-Sahara Africa Exploration and Production review: Image 12
  • 2013 Sub-Sahara Africa Exploration and Production review: Image 13
  • Chart 12: Remaining commercial liquids by country excluding Nigeria and Angola
  • Chart 12: Total gas production by country
  • Chart 13: Nigerian gas production
  • Chart 15: Gas production by country excluding Nigeria
  • Chart 16: Remaining commercial gas reserves by sector
  • Chart 17: Remaining commercial gas reserves in Nigeria and Mozambique
  • Chart 18: Remaining commercial gas reserves by country excluding Nigeria and Mozambique
  • Table 2: Sub-Sahara Africa fields brought onstream in 2013
  • Map 1: Exploration acreage awarded in 2013
  • Chart 2: Exploration & Appraisal completions by country in 2013
  • Chart 3: Exploration success and reserves per well (2004 - 2013)*
  • Chart 4: Top 15 companies by E&A drilling*
  • Chart 5: Liquids discoveries by Country and Sector
  • Chart 6: Gas discoveries by Country and Sector
  • Map 2: Exploration outlook for 2014
  • 2013 Sub-Sahara Africa Exploration and Production review: Image 21

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