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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Table of contents

  • Kenya’s Early Oil Pilot Scheme starts-up
  • Kenya's South Lokichar project inches forward
  • Schlumberger exits Fortuna FLNG project
  • Total sanctions Zinia 2 – Angola's first FID in four years
  • Shell declares force majeure on Bonny Light exports
  • Angola publishes much-awaited legislation on exploration, gas and marginal fields
  • Congo announces Phase II 2018/2019 bid round as Phase I drags on
  • Kosmos Energy farms into Ophir’s EG-24 Block expanding its West Africa position
  • Noble Energy’s Alen field to backfill EG LNG plant in Equatorial Guinea
  • Meet our analysts:
  • The Gambia heats up with licensing round and high profile well Samo-1
  • Savannah Petroleum starts Niger exploration trio with discovery at Bushiya
  • Sonangol launches tender for Blocks 20 and 21, Angola
  • Kenya NOC to raise funds for South Lokichar development though stock exchange listing
  • Angola passes new abandonment and decommissioning regulations
  • Repsol’s Ivela further boosts confidence in Gabon’s Lower Congo Basin
  • Shell scales back Karoo shale gas project
  • Ghana to hold its first official licencing round
  • 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

Tables and charts

This report includes 10 images and tables including:


  • Pazflor production outlook
  • Bonny oil pipeline system
  • Congo licensing round map
  • Kosmos' blocks in Equatorial Guinea
  • Gambia Licence Round Map
  • Blocks 20 and 21
  • South Lokichar CAPEX profile
  • Gabon's Lower Congo Basin
  • Block 15/06 production
  • Block 15/06

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