Oil & Gas Exploration in Emerging African Markets - Analysis of Exploration & Development Plans of Key Companies

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Summary


“Oil & Gas Exploration in Emerging African Markets - Analysis of Exploration & Development Plans of Key Companies”, is the latest report from GlobalData, the industry analysis specialist, which analyzes oil and gas exploration in emerging African markets. The report gives information on oil and gas exploration activities in 11 emerging markets in the region. The report covers key sedimentary basins in each region. It also provides information about major exploration blocks in each basin. Information about key regulatory and fiscal regimes for each country is also provided in the report. The report also focuses on major exploration companies in each country. Key drivers and challenges in the oil and gas exploration in emerging African markets is also given in the report. The report is built using the data and information sourced from proprietary databases, primary and secondary research and in-house analysis by GlobalData’s team of industry experts.


Scope


This report provides detailed analysis of the oil and gas exploration in emerging African markets, key companies and the key trends and issues in the sector. The report primarily focuses on - 

- Eleven emerging oil and gas exploration markets in Africa

- Key sedimentary basins and exploration blocks in each country

- Key information on the fiscal and regulatory regimes in hydrocarbon exploration for each country

- Key drivers and challenges in the oil and gas exploration sector in emerging African markets.

- Competitive landscape of the petroleum exploration sector in emerging African markets, containing a comparison of key companies and countries. 


Reasons to buy


The report will enhance your decision making capability. It will allow you to - 

- Develop business strategies with the help of specific insights about major emerging oil and gas exploration areas in Africa

- Identify opportunities and challenges in these emerging exploration markets

- Plan your project locations and project types in order to capitalize on upcoming lucrative E&P market destinations

- Design your expansion and entry strategies based on the competitive structure of the marketsThe report will enhance your decision-making capability in a more rapid and time sensitive manner. The report will help to:

- Understand the expected change in dynamics of the African E&P industry by understanding the upcoming markets.

- Develop business strategies with the help of specific insights about emerging E&P markets. 

- Identify opportunities and challenges in the African E&P industry.

- Understand the market positioning of the major E&P countries and companies. 

- Increase future revenue and profitability with the help of insights on the future opportunities and critical success factors in the African E&P market.


Companies Mentioned


Tullow Oil 

Anadarko Petroleum Corporation

Africa Oil Corporation

HRT Participacoes em Petroleo S.A. (HRT)

PetroTrans Company Limited

Maurel & Prom

Dominion Petroleum Limited

Ophir Energy Company Limited

ExxonMobil Corporation

Enigma Oil and Gas Exploration (Pty) Limited

Madagascar Oil Ltd

Kosmos Energy LLC

Total S.A.

1 Table of Contents

1 Table of contents 3

1.1 List of Tables 7

1.2 List of Figures 7

2 Introduction 8

2.1 Overview 8

2.2 GlobalData Report Guidance 8

3 Emerging Oil and Gas Exploration Markets in Africa 10

3.1 Emerging Oil and Gas Exploration Markets in Africa, Overview 10

3.2 Emerging Oil and Gas Exploration Markets in Africa, Active Exploration Blocks by Country, 2010 10

3.3 Emerging Oil and Gas Exploration Markets in Africa, Planned Exploration Blocks by Country, 2010 12

4 Emerging Oil and Gas Exploration Markets in Africa, Key Drivers and Challenges 13

4.1 Emerging Oil and Gas Exploration Markets in Africa, Key Drivers 13

4.1.1 Increasing Global Oil and Gas Demand Will Drive Oil and Gas Exploration in Emerging African Markets 13

4.1.2 International Oil Exploration and Drilling Companies are Eyeing Enormous Opportunities in Africa 13

4.2 Emerging Oil and Gas Exploration Markets in Africa, Key Challenges 14

4.2.1 Political Instability in the Region Had Been Discouraging E&P Companies from Pursuing Exploration Activities in the Region 14

4.2.2 Lack of Infrastructure and General Inaccessibility Have Posed a Serious Challenge to Oil Exploration Activities 14

5 Emerging Oil and Gas Exploration Markets in Africa, Uganda 15

5.1 Emerging Oil and Gas Exploration Markets in Africa, Uganda, Overview 15

5.2 Emerging Oil and Gas Exploration Markets in Africa, Uganda, Major Basins 15

5.2.1 Lake Albert Basin 16

5.2.2 Pakwach Basin 16

5.2.3 Rhino Camp Basin 16

5.2.4 Semliki Basin 16

5.2.5 Lake Edward and George Basin 16

5.3 Emerging Oil and Gas Exploration Markets in Africa, Uganda, Exploration Blocks 17

5.3.1 Exploration Area 1 17

5.3.2 Exploration Area 2 17

5.3.3 Exploration Area 3B 17

5.3.4 Exploration Area 3C 17

5.3.5 Exploration Area 3D 18

5.3.6 Exploration Area 4A 18

5.3.7 Exploration Area 4B 18

5.3.8 Exploration Area 4C 18

5.3.9 Exploration Area 5 18

5.4 Emerging Oil and Gas Exploration Markets in Africa, Uganda, Fiscal and Regulatory Regime 18

5.4.1 Uganda Fiscal and Regulatory Regime 18

5.4.2 Key Fiscal Parameters 19

5.5 Emerging Oil and Gas Exploration Markets in Africa, Uganda, Key Exploration and Development Projects 20

5.6 Emerging Oil and Gas Exploration Markets in Africa, Uganda, Key Exploration Companies 21

5.6.1 Tullow Oil Plc 21

5.6.2 Dominion Petroleum Limited (Dominion) 21

5.6.3 Neptune Petroleum (Uganda) Limited 21

5.7 Emerging Oil and Gas Exploration Markets in Africa, Kenya, Overview 22

5.8 Emerging Oil and Gas Exploration Markets in Africa, Kenya, Major Basins 22

5.8.1 Anza Basin 23

5.8.2 Mandera Basin 23

5.8.3 Lamu Basin 23

5.8.4 Tertiary Rift Basin 23

5.9 Emerging Oil and Gas Exploration Markets in Africa, Kenya, Exploration Blocks 24

5.10 Emerging Oil and Gas Exploration Markets in Africa, Kenya, Fiscal and Regulatory Regime 26

5.10.1 Kenya Fiscal and Regulatory Regime 26

5.10.2 Key Fiscal Parameters 27

5.11 Emerging Oil and Gas Exploration Markets in Africa, Kenya, Key Exploration Companies 28

5.11.1 Tullow Oil 28

5.11.2 Africa Oil Corporation 28

5.11.3 Anadarko Petroleum Corporation 28

6 Emerging Oil and Gas Exploration Markets in Africa, Namibia 29

6.1 Emerging Oil and Gas Exploration Markets in Africa, Namibia, Overview 29

6.2 Emerging Oil and Gas Exploration Markets in Africa, Namibia, Major Basins 29

6.2.1 Namibe Basin 30

6.2.2 Walvis Basin 30

6.2.3 Luderitz Basin 30

6.2.4 Orange Basin 30

6.2.5 Nama Basin 30

6.2.6 Owambo (Etosha) Basin 30

6.3 Emerging Oil and Gas Exploration Markets in Africa, Namibia, Exploration Blocks 31

6.4 Emerging Oil and Gas Exploration Markets in Africa, Namibia, Fiscal and Regulatory Regime 32

6.4.1 Namibia Fiscal and Regulatory Regime 32

6.4.2 Key Fiscal Parameters 33

6.5 Emerging Oil and Gas Exploration Markets in Africa, Namibia, Key Exploration Companies 34

6.5.1 Enigma Oil and Gas Exploration (Pty) Limited 34

6.5.2 HRT Participacoes em Petroleo S.A. (HRT) 34

6.5.3 National Petroleum Corporation of Namibia (NAMCOR) 34

7 Emerging Oil and Gas Exploration Markets in Africa, Madagascar 35

7.1 Emerging Oil and Gas Exploration Markets in Africa, Madagascar, Overview 35

7.2 Emerging Oil and Gas Exploration Markets in Africa, Madagascar, Major Basins 35

7.2.1 Ambilobe Basin 36

7.2.2 Majunga Basin 36

7.2.3 Morondava Basin 36

7.2.4 Cap Sainte Marie Basin 36

7.2.5 East Coast Basin 36

7.3 Emerging Oil and Gas Exploration Markets in Africa, Madagascar, Exploration Blocks 37

7.4 Emerging Oil and Gas Exploration Markets in Africa, Madagascar, Fiscal and Regulatory Regime 38

7.4.1 Madagascar Fiscal and Regulatory Regime 38

7.4.2 Key Fiscal Parameters 39

7.5 Emerging Oil and Gas Exploration Markets in Africa, Madagascar, Key Exploration and Development Projects 39

7.6 Emerging Oil and Gas Exploration Markets in Africa, Madagascar, Key Exploration Companies 40

7.6.1 Madagascar Oil Ltd. 40

7.6.2 ExxonMobil Corporation 40

7.6.3 Sino Union Energy Investment Group Limited (SUEIG) 40

8 Emerging Oil and Gas Exploration Markets in Africa, Ethiopia 41

8.1 Emerging Oil and Gas Exploration Markets in Africa, Ethiopia, Overview 41

8.2 Emerging Oil and Gas Exploration Markets in Africa, Ethiopia, Major Basins 41

8.2.1 Ogaden Basin 41

8.2.2 Southern Rifts Basin 41

8.2.3 Gambela Basin 42

8.2.4 Abay Basin 42

8.2.5 Mekele Basin 42

8.3 Emerging Oil and Gas Exploration Markets in Africa, Ethiopia, Exploration Blocks 42

8.4 Emerging Oil and Gas Exploration Markets in Africa, Ethiopia, Fiscal and Regulatory Regime 43

8.4.1 Ethiopia Fiscal and Regulatory Regime 43

8.4.2 Key Fiscal Parameters 43

8.5 Emerging Oil and Gas Exploration Markets in Africa, Ethiopia, Key Exploration and Development Projects 44

8.5.1 Calub and Hilala gas fields 44

8.6 Emerging Oil and Gas Exploration Markets in Africa, Ethiopia, Key Exploration Companies 44

8.6.1 PetroTrans Company Limited 44

8.6.2 Ethiopian Exploration and Production Limited (EEP) 44

8.6.3 Calvalley Petroleum 44

9 Emerging Oil and Gas Exploration Markets in Africa, Liberia 45

9.1 Emerging Oil and Gas Exploration Markets in Africa, Liberia, Overview 45

9.2 Emerging Oil and Gas Exploration Markets in Africa, Liberia, Major Basins 45

9.2.1 Liberian Basin 45

9.2.2 Harper Basin 45

9.3 Emerging Oil and Gas Exploration Markets in Africa, Liberia, Exploration Blocks 46

9.4 Emerging Oil and Gas Exploration Markets in Africa, Liberia, Fiscal and Regulatory Regime 47

9.4.1 Liberia Fiscal and Regulatory Regime 47

9.4.2 Key Fiscal Parameters 47

9.5 Emerging Oil and Gas Exploration Markets in Africa, Liberia, Key Exploration and Development Projects 48

9.5.1 DeepWater Oil Discovery 48

9.6 Emerging Oil and Gas Exploration Markets in Africa, Liberia, Key Exploration Companies 48

9.6.1 Anadarko Petroleum Corporation (Anadarko) 48

9.6.2 Tullow Oil Plc 48

9.6.3 Repsol YPF S.A. (Repsol) 49

10 Emerging Oil and Gas Exploration Markets in Africa, Ghana 50

10.1 Emerging Oil and Gas Exploration Markets in Africa, Ghana, Overview 50

10.2 Emerging Oil and Gas Exploration Markets in Africa, Ghana, Major Basins 50

10.2.1 Tano Basin 51

10.2.2 Cape Three Points Basin 51

10.2.3 Saltpond Basin 51

10.2.4 Accra-Keta Basin 51

10.2.5 Voltaian Basin 51

10.3 Emerging Oil and Gas Exploration Markets in Africa, Ghana, Exploration Blocks 52

10.4 Emerging Oil and Gas Exploration Markets in Africa, Ghana, Fiscal and Regulatory Regime 53

10.4.1 Ghana Fiscal and Regulatory Regime 53

10.4.2 Key Fiscal Parameters 53

10.5 Emerging Oil and Gas Exploration Markets in Africa, Ghana, Key Exploration and Development Projects 54

10.6 Emerging Oil and Gas Exploration Markets in Africa, Ghana, Key Exploration Companies 55

10.6.1 Ghana National Petroleum Corporation 55

10.6.2 Kosmos Energy LLC 55

11 Emerging Oil and Gas Exploration Markets in Africa, Cameroon 56

11.1 Emerging Oil and Gas Exploration Markets in Africa, Cameroon, Overview 56

11.2 Emerging Oil and Gas Exploration Markets in Africa, Cameroon, Major Basins 56

11.2.1 Douala/Kribi-Campo Basin 57

11.2.2 Rio Del Rey Basin 57

11.3 Emerging Oil and Gas Exploration Markets in Africa, Cameroon, Exploration Blocks 57

11.4 Emerging Oil and Gas Exploration Markets in Africa, Cameroon, Fiscal and Regulatory Regime 58

11.4.1 Cameroon Fiscal and Regulatory Regime 58

11.4.2 Key Fiscal Parameters 58

11.5 Emerging Oil and Gas Exploration Markets in Africa, Cameroon, Key Exploration and Development Projects 59

11.6 Emerging Oil and Gas Exploration Markets in Africa, Cameroon, Key Exploration Companies 59

11.6.1 BowLeven Plc 59

11.6.2 Addax Petroleum Corporation 59

11.6.3 SNH 60

12 Emerging Oil and Gas Exploration Markets in Africa, Republic of Congo 61

12.1 Emerging Oil and Gas Exploration Markets in Africa, Republic of Congo, Overview 61

12.2 Emerging Oil and Gas Exploration Markets in Africa, Republic of Congo, Major Basins 61

12.2.1 Lower Congo Basin 61

12.3 Emerging Oil and Gas Exploration Markets in Africa, Republic of Congo, Exploration Blocks 62

12.4 Emerging Oil and Gas Exploration Markets in Africa, Republic of Congo, Fiscal and Regulatory Regime 63

12.4.1 Republic of Congo Fiscal and Regulatory Regime 63

12.4.2 Key Fiscal Parameters 63

12.5 Emerging Oil and Gas Exploration Markets in Africa, Republic of Congo, Key Exploration and Development Projects 64

12.6 Emerging Oil and Gas Exploration Markets in Africa, Republic of Congo, Key Exploration Companies 65

12.6.1 Murphy Oil Corporation 65

12.6.2 Total S.A. 65

12.6.3 SNPC 65

13 Emerging Oil and Gas Exploration Markets in Africa, Tanzania 66

13.1 Emerging Oil and Gas Exploration Markets in Africa, Tanzania, Overview 66

13.2 Emerging Oil and Gas Exploration Markets in Africa, Tanzania, Major Basins 66

13.2.1 Mafia Basin 67

13.2.2 Rufiji Basin 67

13.2.3 Ruvuma Basin 67

13.2.4 Selous Basin 67

13.2.5 Modern Rift Basins 67

13.2.6 Kilosa Basin 67

13.2.7 Malagarasi and Eyasi-Wembere Basins 67

13.3 Emerging Oil and Gas Exploration Markets in Africa, Tanzania, Exploration Blocks 68

13.4 Emerging Oil and Gas Exploration Markets in Africa, Tanzania, Fiscal and Regulatory Regime 70

13.4.1 Tanzania Fiscal and Regulatory Regime 70

13.4.2 Key Fiscal Parameters 70

13.5 Emerging Oil and Gas Exploration Markets in Africa, Tanzania, Key Exploration and Development Projects 71

13.6 Emerging Oil and Gas Exploration Markets in Africa, Tanzania, Key Exploration Companies 72

13.6.1 Maurel & Prom 72

13.6.2 Ophir Energy Company Limited 72

13.6.3 Dominion Petroleum Limited 72

14 Emerging Oil and Gas Exploration Markets in Africa, Mozambique 73

14.1 Emerging Oil and Gas Exploration Markets in Africa, Mozambique, Overview 73

14.2 Emerging Oil and Gas Exploration Markets in Africa, Mozambique, Major Basins 73

14.2.1 Mozambique Basin 74

14.2.2 Lower Zambezi Graben 74

14.2.3 Middle Zambezi Graben 74

14.2.4 Maniamba Basin 74

14.2.5 Rovuma Basin 74

14.2.6 Lake Malawi Basin 74

14.3 Emerging Oil and Gas Exploration Markets in Africa, Mozambique, Exploration Blocks 75

14.4 Emerging Oil and Gas Exploration Markets in Africa, Mozambique, Fiscal and Regulatory Regime 76

14.4.1 Mozambique Fiscal and Regulatory Regime 76

14.4.2 Key Fiscal Parameters 77

14.5 Emerging Oil and Gas Exploration Markets in Africa, Mozambique, Key Exploration and Development Projects 78

14.6 Emerging Oil and Gas Exploration Markets in Africa, Mozambique, Key Exploration Companies 79

14.6.1 Sasol Petroleum International Pty Ltd (Sasol) 79

14.6.2 DNO International ASA 79

14.6.3 Empresa Nacional de Hidrocarbonetos de Mocambique (ENH) 79

15 Competitive Landscape 80

15.1 Emerging Oil and Gas Exploration Markets in Africa, Comparison Between Countries 80

15.2 Emerging Oil and Gas Exploration Markets in Africa, Comparison Between Key Companies 81

16 Appendix 83

16.1 Market Definition 83

16.2 Abbreviations 83

16.3 Methodology 84

16.3.1 Coverage 84

16.3.2 Secondary Research 85

16.3.3 Primary Research 85

16.3.4 Expert Panel Validation 85

16.4 Contact Us 85

16.5 Disclaimer 86

16.6 Sources 86


1.1 List of Tables

Table 1: Emerging Oil and Gas Exploration Market, Africa, Number of Active Exploration Blocks, 2010 11

Table 2: Emerging Oil and Gas Exploration Market, Africa, Number of Planned Exploration Blocks, 2010 12

Table 3: Oil and Gas Exploration Market, Uganda, Major Exploration Blocks, 2011 17

Table 4: Oil and Gas Exploration Market, Uganda, Major Exploration and Development Projects, January 2004 – August 2011 20

Table 5: Oil and Gas Exploration Market, Kenya, Major Exploration Blocks, 2011 24

Table 6: Oil and Gas Exploration Market, Namibia, Major Exploration Blocks, 2011 31

Table 7: Oil and Gas Exploration Market, Madagascar, Major Exploration Blocks, 2011 37

Table 8: Oil and Gas Exploration Market, Madagascar, Key Exploration and Development Projects, January 2004 – August 2011 39

Table 9: Oil and Gas Exploration Market, Ethiopia, Major Exploration Blocks, 2011 42

Table 10: Oil and Gas Exploration Market, Liberia, Major Exploration Blocks, 2011 46

Table 11: Oil and Gas Exploration Market, Ghana, Major Exploration Blocks, 2011 52

Table 12: Oil and Gas Exploration Market, Ghana, Major Exploration and Development Projects, January 2004 – August 2011 54

Table 13: Oil and Gas Exploration Market, Cameroon, Major Exploration Blocks, 2011 57

Table 14: Oil and Gas Exploration Market, Ghana, Major Exploration and Development Projects, January 2004 – August 2011 59

Table 15: Oil and Gas Exploration Market, Republic of Congo, Major Exploration Blocks, 2011 62

Table 16: Oil and Gas Exploration Market, Republic of Congo, Major Exploration and Development Projects, January 2004 – August 2011 64

Table 17: Oil and Gas Exploration Market, Tanzania, Major Exploration Blocks, 2011 68

Table 18: Oil and Gas Exploration Market, Tanzania, Major Exploration and Development Projects, January 2004 – August 2011 71

Table 19: Oil and Gas Exploration Market, Mozambique, Major Exploration Blocks, 2011 75

Table 20: Oil and Gas Exploration Market, Mozambique, Major Exploration and Development Projects, January 2004 – July 2011 78

Table 21: Oil and Gas Exploration Market, Emerging Africa, Comparison Between Countries, 2011 80

Table 22: Oil and Gas Exploration Market, Emerging Africa, Comparison Between Key Companies, 2011 81


1.2 List of Figures

Figure 1: Emerging Oil and Gas Exploration Market, Africa, Number of Active Exploration Blocks, 2010 11

Figure 2: Emerging Oil and Gas Exploration Market, Africa, Number of Planned Exploration Blocks, 2010 12

Figure 3: Oil and Gas Exploration Market, Uganda, Major Exploration Basin, 2011 15

Figure 4: Oil and Gas Exploration Market, Kenya, Major Exploration Basins, 2011 22

Figure 5: Oil and Gas Exploration Market, Namibia, Major Exploration Basin, 2011 29

Figure 6: Oil and Gas Exploration Market, Madagascar, Major Exploration Basins, 2011 35

Figure 7: Oil and Gas Exploration Market, Ethiopia, Major Exploration Basins, 2011 41

Figure 8: Oil and Gas Exploration Market, Liberia, Major Exploration Basins, 2011 45

Figure 9: Oil and Gas Exploration Market, Ghana, Major Exploration Basins, 2011 50

Figure 10: Oil and Gas Exploration Market, Cameroon, Major Exploration Basins, 2011 56

Figure 11: Oil and Gas Exploration Market, Republic of Congo, Major Exploration Basins, 2011 61

Figure 12: Oil and Gas Exploration Market, Tanzania, Major Exploration Basins, 2011 66

Figure 13: Oil and Gas Exploration Market, Mozambique, Major Exploration Basins, 2011 73



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