Sub-Saharan Africa upstream in brief

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Report summary

The Sub-Saharan Africa upstream in brief provides Wood Mackenzie's expert opinion and analysis of the key events impacting the upstream industry in the region. We draw upon our upstream database and data tools to help deepen our clients' understanding of the region. The report primarily focuses on exploration and appraisal drilling, project developments, production, licensing, fiscal and regulatory changes, geopolitics, and corporate and M&A activity.

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    Sub-saharan in brief archive June to October 2017.pdf

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    Sub-Saharan Africa Upstream in Brief - October - December 2017.pdf

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Table of contents

  • Angola streamlines oil & gas approvals
  • Completion of Total and CNOOC farm-up deal drives Lake Albert project forward towards FID
  • Another cash for crude oil deal in Nigeria as Amni secures new funding
  • Eni announces start-up of Ochigufu field, Angola
  • Petronas’ Boudji success revives interest in Gabon’s exploration potential
  • Kaombo production edges closer with arrival of first FPSO
  • Sub-Sahara Resourcesnegotiating fortwo large blocks in theSeychelles
  • Sonangol to tender stakes in Blocks 20 & 21
  • The Gambia farm-in leading to first offshore exploration well in 39 years
  • Statoil rounds up Tanzania exploration with a bang
  • Hess leaves Sub-Saharan Africa with Ghana exit
  • EDF sign LNG contract agreement with Anadarko for Area 1
  • Niger pushes back its export ambitions, one more time
  • Tullow Oil announces phased development plan for South Lokichar
  • Mozambique approves Area 1 LNG development plan
  • ExxonMobil-Galp and Total-Qatar Petroleum extend relationships with exploration
  • Kosmos' toothless shark in Senegal
  • Sierra Leone offers new licence round
  • Total and Statoil exit Rovuma Basin, Mozambique
  • US court approves Cobalt-Sonangol agreement
  • Cameroon seeking to revive exploration momentum with licensing round
  • Shoreline Energy secures investment from Vitol
  • Kenya revisitsplan to import LNG
  • Congo's OPEC aspirations
  • Angola devalues its currency
  • ExxonMobil enters deepwater Ghana
  • BW Offshore ups Dussafu’s reserves estimate
  • Victoria hit by suspension of ENEO contract in Cameroon
  • Swala Oil & Gas acquire interest in Songo Songo, Tanzania
  • Kosmos comes up dry at Lamantin
  • ExxonMobil makes oil discovery offshore Equatorial Guinea
  • Eni secures project financing for flagship Coral FLNG development
  • DR Congo and Uganda team up for exploration
  • ExxonMobil acquires Mauritanian deepwater acreage
  • Total signs two new upstream agreements in Angola

Tables and charts

This report includes 18 images and tables including:


  • Block 15/06 production
  • Block 15/06
  • The Gambia - Petronas farm-in blocks and Samo-1 planned well
  • Pilipili-1 well location and proposed LNG plant
  • Deepwater Tano Cape Three Points Resources
  • Deepwater Tano Cape Three Points Map
  • LNG contracts signed from Area 1
  • Agadem economics: comparing exports start date
  • EV2 yet-to-find volume potential offshore Namibia
  • Sierra Leone Fourth Licensing Round blocks on offer
  • Rovuma Basin Licensed Blocks and Open Acreage
  • Blocks on offer during Cameroon’s 2018 licensing round
  • OPEC member production in 2018
  • Congo production forecast
  • Cape Three Points Deep
  • Kosmos/BP's Senegal-Bove Basin exploration acreage
  • ExxonMobil's Licence Blocks in Equatorial Guinea
  • ExxonMobil's Mauritanian acreage

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