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08 August 2018

Gabon upstream summary

Report summary

Gabon is the fourth largest liquid producer in Sub-Saharan Africa, with output forecast to average 208,000 b/d in 2018. Commercial production started in the late 1950s, near what became the economic capital Port-Gentil. Exploration rapidly extended to shores, and offshore production started in 1962 on the Anguille field. The discovery of the giant Rabi field in 1985 provided a new boost for Gabon's upstream, and output peaked at 367,000 b/d in 1996. Production has since been on a ...

Table of contents

  • Executive summary
  • Key facts
  • Location maps
  • Key companies
    • Introduction
    • Basin Structure and Tectonics
      • Southern Sub-Basin Structure
      • Northern Sub-Basin and Interior Basin Structure
      • Salt Structures
      • Post-salt Fractures in the Northern Sub-Basin
    • Southern Sub-Basin Stratigraphy
      • Pre-Rift Stratigraphy (Upper Jurassic)
      • Syn-Rift Stratigraphy (Berriasian - Early Aptian)
    • R1
      • Lower Cretaceous Basal Sandstone Group (Berriasian - Hauterivian)
      • Lower Cretaceous Kissenda Shale and Sandstone (Berriasian - Hauterivian)
    • R2
      • Melania Formation (Hauterivian - Early Barremian)
    • R3
      • Melania Organic Shale (Mid Barremian)
      • Dentale Formation R3 (Upper Barremian)
      • Transitional-Early Drift Stratigraphy
      • Gamba Formation (Early Aptian)
      • Ezanga Formation (Late Aptian)
      • Late Drift (post-salt) Stratigraphy
      • Madiela Formation (Late Aptian to Albian)
      • Cap Lopez Formation (Cenomanian)
      • Azile Formation (Turonian)
      • Anguille, Pointe Clairette, Ewongue (Batanga), N'Goumbi and Weze Formations (Late Cretaceous and Palaeocene)
      • Ikando and Ozouri Formations (Palaeocene to Early Eocene)
      • Eocene to Early Miocene Unconformity (Erosional Event)
      • Miocene to Holocene Reservoirs
    • Interior Basin Stratigraphy
    • North Sub-Basin Stratigraphy
    • Petroleum Plays
      • Pre-salt Plays
      • Post-salt Plays
    • Licensing
      • Recent Licensing
      • 2008-2012 Licensing
      • 2002 - 2007 Licensing
      • Early Licensing
    • Drilling
      • Drilling activity
      • Future Drilling
      • Recent drilling
      • 2000s
      • 1980s and 1990s
      • Early Drilling (1934-1980)
    • Reserves
    • Contingent Resources
    • Oil/Liquids
    • Gas
      • Commercial Sales
      • Potential monetisation options
      • Gas Flaring Penalties
    • Oil infrastructure
    • Terminals
      • Cap Lopez
      • Gamba
      • FSO Mayumba
      • FPSO Petroleo Nautipa
      • FSO Fernan Vaz
      • FPSO Knock Allan
      • FPSO Adolo
    • Refineries
    • Capital costs
      • Capital expenditure by location
    • Operating costs
      • Operating expenditure by location
    • Key legislation
      • 2014 Petroleum Code
      • Previous Fiscal Framework
    • Regulatory body
    • State participation
    • Licensing
      • Concessions
      • Production Sharing Contracts
    • Overview
      • Upstream
      • Mid/Downstream
    • Current fiscal terms
    • Concessions
      • State Equity Participation
      • Bonuses, Rentals and Fees
      • Royalty and Other Production Taxes
      • Domestic Market Obligation (DMO)
      • Contractor Revenue Entitlement
      • Corporate (or Petroleum) Income Tax
      • Fiscal/Contractual Ring-Fences
      • Dividend Withholding Tax
      • Other Taxes
    • Production Sharing Contracts (PSCs)
      • State Equity Participation
      • Bonuses, Rental and Fees
      • Indirect Taxes
      • Royalty and Other Production Taxes
      • Domestic Market Obligation (DMO)
      • PSC Cost Recovery
      • PSC Profit Sharing
      • Local content provisions
      • Abandonment provisions

Tables and charts

This report includes 23 images and tables including:

  • Key facts: Table 1
  • Location maps: Image 1
  • Remaining Commercial and Technical Reserves at 01/01/2018
  • Liquids and Gas Production 2018
  • Early Cretaceous Stratigraphy in North Sub-Basin and Interior Basins
  • Reserves and resources: Table 1
  • Reserves and resources: Table 2
  • Production: Table 1
  • Production: Table 2
  • Gabon Oil Production
  • Geological Structure of Gabon
  • Cretaceous to Recent Stratigraphy of the South Gabon Sub-Basin
  • Drilling Activity by Well Type
  • Gabon Gas Production
  • Costs: Table 1
  • Costs: Table 2
  • Costs: Table 3
  • Costs: Table 4
  • Operating Expenditure by Region (US$ Million)
  • Fiscal terms: Table 1
  • Fiscal terms: Table 2
  • Fiscal terms: Table 3
  • Fiscal terms: Table 4

What's included

This report contains:

  • Document

    Country Overview

    PDF 9.63 MB

  • Document

    Country Overview

    XLS 290.50 KB

  • Document

    Country Overview

    ZIP 9.57 MB

  • Document

    Executive summary

    PDF 682.57 KB

  • Document

    Key facts

    PDF 684.78 KB

  • Document

    Location maps

    PDF 4.54 MB

  • Document

    Key companies

    PDF 713.62 KB

  • Document

    Geology

    PDF 5.60 MB

  • Document

    Exploration

    PDF 716.41 KB

  • Document

    Reserves and resources

    PDF 715.80 KB

  • Document

    Production

    PDF 733.18 KB

  • Document

    Infrastructure

    PDF 728.54 KB

  • Document

    Costs

    PDF 720.33 KB

  • Document

    Policy and regulation

    PDF 712.89 KB

  • Document

    Fiscal terms

    PDF 720.07 KB