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19 March 2019

Sub-Saharan Africa upstream in brief

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.

Table of contents

    • Review of the month podcast
    • Chevron JV in Nigeria signs key gas sales agreement with Dangote Fertiliser
    • Total acquires ultra-deepwater blocks in a return to the Nigeria-São Tomé JDZ
    • Nigerian government orders operatorship of OML 11 to transfer to NNPC/NPDC
    • Block 15/06 Agogo! - Eni announces third Angolan discovery in nine months
    • Qatar Petroleum doubles down in Mozambique
    • Explosion at Nigeria's Nembe Creek field – militancy not suspected
    • Angola searches for new explorers
    • Total's 2019 exploration is off to a flying start with the Brulpadda discovery
    • Mozambique LNG (Area 1) takes major step towards FID after signing 8.1 mmtpa in SPAs
    • Medco acquires Ophir for $512 million: the Africa angle
    • Disappointment for Sub-Saharan Africa as exploration fails to deliver
    • Time is up for Ophir on Fortuna FLNG
    • Mozambique Area 4 partners conclude LNG marketing
    • BP, Kosmos and Golar take FID on Tortue FLNG in Mauritania/Senegal
    • Eni's latest Angola discovery: a third production hub now likely on Block 15/06
    • Qatar Petroleum adds Mozambique to its portfolio
    • Tullow enters frontier Comoros acreage
    • Nigeria licence renewal relief for SEPLAT and Eland Oil & Gas
    • Sonangol in a hurry to regenerate its Angolan exploration arm
    • Madagascar announce new bid round
    • Total sanctions two satellite projects on Block 17, Angola
    • Shell set to enter São Tomé and Príncipe
    • Sub-Saharan Africa – 25 giant discoveries in 10 years
    • Maurel & Prom enters Angola with US$80 million acquisition
    • Ghana announces its first licensing round
    • Mozambique's Area 1 signs SPA with Tohoku Electric
    • Chariot's Namibian wildcat comes up dry
    • Nigeria's main opposition chooses its presidential challenger to Buhari
    • Kosmos in the Congo – explorer's entry the highlight of the delayed 2016 round
    • VAALCO secures Etame extension in Gabon
    • Will South Sudan return to being a major oil producer?
    • Tullow drills duster in Namibia
    • Poly-GCL awards Ethiopian construction contract to HBP Group
    • The other Tortue delivers first oil in Gabon
    • The race is on, but the finish line is still far away on Congo’s Marine XII
    • CNOOC signs MoU for Ugandan exploration block

Tables and charts

This report includes 21 images and tables including:

  • Nigeria-São Tomé JDZ
  • Agogo discovery, Block 15/06
  • Qatar Petroleum's Mozambique blocks
  • Angola's planned bid rounds
  • Mozambique LNG (Area 1) contracts
  • Sub-Saharan Africa: Hot and not in 2018
  • Qatar Petroleum's Mozambique blocks
  • Tullow farm in blocks in Comoros
  • Angolan blocks under negotiation
  • Shell farm in blocks
  • SSA's giant discoveries - volume and value
  • Maurel & Prom's expanding global portfolio
  • Ghana's First Licensing Round – announced blocks
  • Tohoku Electric contracted LNG volumes (2000-2035)
  • Congo Licensing Rounds
  • Etame area map
  • Wood Mackenzie's South Sudan base-case forecast
  • Namibia exploration drilling timeline
  • Marine XII remaining PV (10, January 2019)

What's included

This report contains:

  • Document

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

    PDF 3.85 MB

  • Document

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

    PDF 3.68 MB

  • Document

    Sub-saharan Africa upstream in brief archive Dec 17 to Feb 18.pdf

    PDF 1.38 MB

  • Document

    Sub-Saharan In Brief Archive March to May 2018.pdf

    PDF 869.64 KB

  • Document

    Sub-Saharan Africa upstream in brief

    PDF 14.88 MB

  • Document

    Sub-Saharan Africa upstream in brief

    ZIP 13.08 MB

  • Document

    Sub-Saharan In Brief Archive June to August 2018.pdf

    PDF 1.15 MB

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