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14 November 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
    • Eni doubles down in Angola as Namibe Basin bidders are announced
    • New gas consortium to supply Angola LNG
    • President Buhari signs amendment to Nigeria's deepwater PSC Act
    • Assala Energy picks up onshore licences in Gabon
    • Nigeria’s House of Representatives passes PSC Act amendment bill
    • Orca-1 exploration well proves up major gas reserves offshore Mauritania
    • Implications of sabotage on Chadian gas pipeline
    • Panoro Energy ASA exits Nigeria
    • JGC-Fluor-TechnipFMC sign Rovuma LNG EPC in Mozambique
    • BW Energy proves up Hibiscus Updip offshore Gabon
    • Angola opens its first bid round in eight years
    • Total concludes Mozambique LNG entry as US EXIM approves US$5bn loan to project
    • Kosmos' Yakaar appraisal firms up resources
    • Mozambique’s ENH pairs up with Vitol to market its LNG volumes
    • End of the road for the Nembe Creek Trunk Line?
    • Success for BW Offshore’s latest well in Gabon
    • Uganda - Tullow’s US$900 million farm-down on Lake Albert project cancelled
    • Eni's deep gas discovery in Nigeria eases NLNG supply pressures
    • No stopping Qatar Petroleum, as it farms into Total's Namibia deepwater blocks
    • Court orders 20 year renewal of OML 11 in Nigeria
    • Lekoil to acquire 45% from Newcross in Nigerian Oil Prospecting Licence 276
    • Savannah Petroleum gets Nigerian ministerial consent for take-over of Seven Energy
    • Shell challenges the non-renewal of OML 11 in court
    • ‘Giant’ discovery announced in Congo Brazzaville
    • Senegal and Mauritania NOCs increase share in Greater Tortue Ahmeyim
    • Unlocking Niger’s stranded oil: contract signed for new Niger-Benin Pipeline
    • Petronas signs agreements for two exploration blocks in Gabon
    • First oil exports from Kenya
    • Is it goodbye Gabon for Total?
    • Qatar Petroleum farms-into Eni's deepwater Kenya blocks
    • US$3.15 billion Financing and Technical Services Agreement signed for OML 13
    • Rovuma LNG in Mozambique seeks revised EPC bids
    • Petronas plans appraisal of Boudji discovery, offshore Gabon
    • Nigeria's gas flare commercialisation programme: a viable business?
    • Perenco signs gas export MoU in Gabon: potential for its second FLNG project in West Africa
    • First two blocks of Ghana’s first licensing round awarded
    • Uganda: tax issues scupper plans for Lake Albert FID
    • Mozambique LNG takes Final Investment Decision
    • Gabon appoints new oil minister
    • Cameroon's only refinery is out of action for a year
    • LUKOIL enters the Congo: acquires NewAge’s 25% stake in Marine XII for US$800 million
    • Eni keeps the rhythm with Agidigbo discovery in Angola
    • Eni takes 10% in ExxonMobil's Mozambican exploration acreage
    • NNPC JV equity sale plans announced by Nigerian government
    • Ghana's first competitive licence round falls short
    • Tullow announces acreage acquisition in Orange Basin, Namibia
    • Mozambique's Rovuma LNG (Area 4) Plan of Development approved
    • A new kind of exploration success for Eni on Block 15/06 Angola
    • JERA-CPC sign up for Mozambique LNG volumes and project sets FID date
    • Uganda offers five blocks in country's second bid round
    • Eni makes near-field gas-condensate discovery in Ghana
    • Total-Occidental sign contingent deal for Anadarko's African assets
    • New Petroleum Code on its way in Cameroon
    • ExxonMobil builds exploration footprint in Namibe basin offshore Namibia
    • Equatorial Guinea opens all in new licensing round
    • Nigeria's senate passes a re-drafted Petroleum Industry Governance Bill
    • Chevron acquires Anadarko: the Sub-Saharan Africaangle
    • Noble Energy sanctions Alen gas project, Equatorial Guinea
    • First oil from Total's Kaombo Sul FPSO
    • 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 45 images and tables including:

  • Eni's blocks in Angola
  • ALNG gas supply
  • Assala's new and renewed licences
  • Map of OML 65
  • Gross production from NPDC's assets*
  • OPL 276 map
  • Ngoki block map
  • Impact on partner shares in Tortue in Senegal, Mauritania and overall
  • Impact on partner NPVs from increased NOC share
  • Expected Niger-Benin Pipeline route
  • Petronas Blocks Likuala, F12 and F13
  • Reserves, NPV 10 and opex for Total's global portfolio
  • QP's Kenyan acreage
  • OML 13 map
  • Gas flaring by block in Nigeria (2012-2018)
  • Blocks on offer in Uganda's second bid round
  • Total and Anadarko net production in Africa
  • Anadarko's interests in Africa
  • West Africa government take comparison
  • ExxonMobil's adjacent new acreage in Namibia and Angola
  • ExxonMobil's new Namibian acreage key statistics
  • Equatorial Guinea Licensing Round
  • Chevron SSA net production by country (post-acquisition)
  • EG LNG Feedgas
  • 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)

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