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12 December 2018

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

  • Latest Insights and Informs
    • 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
    • PETRONAS raises its bet on Senegal-Bove basin
    • Nigeria’s ministry of petroleum approves 20-year renewal for OML 113
    • Egina FPSO departs Lagos, looking good for first oil in 2018
    • Oil production resumes from South Sudanese blocks
    • Etinde appraisal disappoints, but does not jeopardise NewAge’s FLNG ambitions
    • ExxonMobil set to enter second Namibia block
    • Benoy (Chad) - a step closer to first oil
    • ExxonMobil, Eni and Sasol double down in Mozambique
    • Total further slims down its onshore Gabon portfolio, as Assala bulks up
    • Angola's most expensive ever project onstream
    • Political power games in Nigeria overshadow fiscal reforms
    • Total continues US$575,000 a day drillship charter in Angola
    • Shell joins other majors in the Senegal - Bove basin
    • Three new exploration blocks to be offered in Tanzania
    • Community unrest again threatens Tullow's operations in Kenya
    • Nigerian bid round for flared gas opportunities?
    • Encouraging signs for Nigeria LNG train 7 but questions remain
    • ExxonMobil submits Mozambique LNG development plan
    • Eni delivers first gas from Cape Three Points on schedule
    • Tullow ordered to pay Seadrill rig termination fee
    • Eni hits oil in Angola
    • Soco exits Congo’s scene, as Coastal Energy stages an entrance
    • Tokyo Gas & Centrica announce HOA to purchase Mozambique Area 1 LNG
    • ExxonMobil seeks Tanzania LNG exit
    • Poly-GCL has big plans for Ethiopian stranded gas
    • Kenya’s Early Oil Pilot Scheme starts-up
    • Kenya's South Lokichar project inches forward
    • Schlumberger exits Fortuna FLNG project

Tables and charts

This report includes 26 images and tables including:

  • 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)
  • PETRONAS Acreage West Africa
  • South Sudan oil developments
  • Namibia recent exploration deals
  • Benoy Pipeline Map
  • Mozambique Exploration Round 5 Blocks
  • Angolan oil production
  • Top global drill ship day rates
  • Mauritania blocks awarded to Shell
  • Tanzania exploration blocks on offer
  • ExxonMobil select pre-FID LNG options

What's included

This report contains:

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

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

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