Sub-Saharan Africa upstream in brief

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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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Table of contents

  • 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 revisits plan 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 9 images and tables including:


  • 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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