Frontier Exploration Areas in Africa - Analysis of Exploration & Development Plans of Key Companies


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GlobalDatas new report Frontier Exploration Areas in Africa Analysis of Exploration & Development Plans of Key Companies analyzes the major frontier areas in Africa in terms of exploration and development. The countries covered in the report include Ghana, Uganda, Madagascar, Tanzania, Mozambique, Kenya, Namibia, Liberia, Ethiopia and the Seychelles. The report provides an overview of the upstream sector in these countries detailing the major sedimentary basins in these countries and the previous licensing rounds information. It details information on the exploration blocks awarded, historical wells drilled and current exploration and development activities in the upstream sector of these countries. It also provides details of operations of key companies in each country covered in this report.

Scope

  • The report analyzes the major frontier regions in Africa. 
  • The report provides an overview of the upstream sector of the top 10 frontier E&P regions in Africa detailing overall potential and major sedimentary basins 
  • The report also details the exploration blocks awarded in each country and also highlights the major development in key blocks
  • The report details the historical wells drilled in major countries
  • It also provides information on major planned development projects in the countries
  • The report covers information on operations of key companies operating in each of these 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 the major frontier exploration areas in Africa
  • Identify opportunities and challenges in these frontier E&P markets
  • Plan your project locations and project types in order to capitalize on upcoming lucrative E&P market destinations.
  • Design your expansion and new entry strategies based on the competitive structure of the markets.
  • Identify new avenue for growth in these nascent frontier E&P regions
  • Identify opportunities to partner with companies operating in these markets.
  • Develop custom strategies for different geographies based on most up to date well results and future potential of these upcoming countries in Africa
  • The research will allow you to identify prospective investment targets through comprehensive updates on Africas frontier E&P markets.
Table Of Content

1 Table of contents
1 Table of contents 4
1.1 List of Tables 8
1.2 List of Figures 9

2 Introduction 10
2.1 Africa - New Exploration Growth Avenues 10
2.2 GlobalData Report Guidance 11

3 Ghana 12
3.1 Ghana, Upstream Sector Overview 12
3.2 Ghana, Major Basins and Licensing Details 12
3.2.1 Ghana, Major Basins 12
3.2.2 Ghana, Licensing Rounds 13
3.3 Ghana, Fiscal and Regulatory Regime 13
3.3.1 Ghana Petroleum Fiscal Environment 13
3.3.2 License Terms 13
3.3.3 Key Fiscal Terms 14
3.4 Ghana, Exploration and Development Activities 15
3.4.1 Ghana, Exploration Blocks Awarded 15
3.4.2 Ghana, Wells Drilled 16
3.4.3 Ghana, Major Discoveries 20
3.4.4 Ghana, Exploration Blocks Details 20
3.4.5 Ghana, Major Fields Details 24
3.5 Ghana, Details Of Major Companies 27
3.5.1 Tullow Oil 27

4 Uganda 29
4.1 Uganda, Upstream Sector Overview 29
4.2 Uganda, Basins and Licensing Details 29
4.2.1 Uganda, Major Basins 29
4.3 Uganda, Fiscal and Regulatory Regime 30
4.3.1 The Republic of Uganda Petroleum Fiscal Environment 30
4.3.2 License Terms 30
4.3.3 Key Fiscal Terms 31
4.3.4 Uganda, Block EA5, Key PSC Terms 32
4.4 Uganda, Details of Exploration and Development Activities 33
4.4.1 Uganda, Exploration Blocks Awarded 33
4.4.2 Uganda, Wells Drilled 34
4.4.3 Uganda, Exploration Blocks Details 35
4.5 Uganda, Details Of Major Companies 39
4.5.1 Tullow Oil 39

5 Tanzania 41
5.1 Tanzania, Upstream Sector Overview 41
5.2 Tanzania, Major Basins and Licensing Details 41
5.2.1 Tanzania, Major Basins 41
5.2.2 Tanzania, Licensing Rounds 43
5.3 Tanzania, Fiscal and Regulatory Regime 45
5.3.1 Fiscal Environment 45
5.3.2 License Terms 45
5.3.3 Key Fiscal Terms 46
5.4 Tanzania, Exploration and Development Activities 48
5.4.1 Tanzania Awarded Blocks, Details 48
5.4.2 Tanzania Wells Drilled, Details 49
5.4.3 Tanzania, Producing Fields 51
5.5 Tanzania, Details Of Major Companies 56
5.5.1 Maurel & Prom 57
5.5.2 Aminex Plc 57
5.5.3 Orca Exploration Group Inc 59
5.5.4 Dominion Petroleum 60
5.5.5 Ophir Energy plc 61

6 Mozambique 62
6.1 Mozambique, Upstream Sector Overview 62
6.2 Mozambique, Major Basins and Licensing Details 62
6.2.1 Mozambique, Major Basins 62
6.2.2 Mozambique, Licensing Rounds 63
6.3 Mozambique, Fiscal and Regulatory Regime 65
6.3.1 Mozambique Petroleum Fiscal Environment 65
6.3.2 License Terms 65
6.3.3 Key Fiscal Terms 66
6.4 Mozambique, Details Of Exploration and Development Activities 68
6.4.1 Rovuma Onshore block 69
6.4.2 Rovuma Offshore Area 69
6.4.3 Pande and Temane fields 69
6.5 Mozambique, Details Of Major Companies 71
6.5.1 Sasol Petroleum International (Pty) Limited (SPI) 71
6.5.2 Anadarko Petroleum 72
6.5.3 Petroliam Nasional Berhad 72
6.5.4 DNO International ASA 72

7 Madagascar 73
7.1 Madagascar, Upstream Sector Overview 73
7.2 Madagascar, Major Basins and Licensing Details 73
7.2.1 Madagascar, Major Basins 73
7.2.2 Madagascar New Auction Round 74
7.3 Madagascar, Fiscal and Regulatory Regime 74
7.3.1 Madagascar Petroleum Fiscal Environment 74
7.3.2 License Terms 74
7.3.3 Key Fiscal Terms 75
7.3.4 Madagascar, Block 3108, Key Production Sharing Contract Terms 76
7.4 Madagascar, Exploration and Development Activities 78
7.4.1 Madagascar, Exploration Blocks Awarded 78
7.4.2 Block 3104 Tsimiroro 79
7.4.3 Block 3102 Bemolanga 80
7.4.4 Block 3106 Morondava 81
7.4.5 Block 3105 Manambolo 81
7.4.6 Block 3107 Manandaza 82
7.4.7 Block 1101 Antisiranana 83
7.4.8 Oilfield Block 2104 83
7.4.9 Oilfield Block 3113 83
7.4.10 Block 3108 84
7.5 Madagascar, Details Of Major Companies 85
7.5.1 Madagascar Oil 85
7.5.2 ExxonMobil Corporation 86
7.5.3 Tullow Oil 86
7.5.4 Sino Union Energy Investment Group 86

8 Kenya 87
8.1 Upstream Sector Overview 87
8.2 Kenya, Major Basins and Licensing Details 87
8.2.1 Kenya, Major Basins 87
8.3 Kenya, Fiscal and Regulatory Regime 90
8.3.1 Kenya Petroleum Fiscal Environment 90
8.3.2 Key Contract Terms 90
8.3.3 Key Fiscal Terms 91
8.3.4 Kenya, Block 10BA, Key Production Sharing Contract Terms 93
8.3.5 Kenya, Block 10A, Key Production Sharing Contract Terms 94
8.3.6 Kenya, Block 10BB, Key Production Sharing Contract Terms 95
8.3.7 Kenya, Block 9, Key Production Sharing Contract Terms 96
8.4 Kenya, Exploration and Development Activties 97
8.4.1 Kenya, Exploration Blocks Awarded 97
8.4.2 Kenya, Deep Wells Drilled 98
8.4.3 Kenya, Details of Wells Drilled 99
8.5 Kenya, Details Of Major Companies 101
8.5.1 Anadarko Petroleum Corporation 101
8.5.2 CNOOC Limited 101
8.5.3 Tullow Oil 101
8.5.4 Africa Oil Corporation 102
8.5.5 Centric Energy Limited 105
8.5.6 Black Marlin Energy Limited 106
8.5.7 Global Petroleum 107

9 Namibia 108
9.1 Namibia, Upstream Sector Overview 108
9.2 Namibia, Major Basins and Licensing Details 108
9.2.1 Namibia, Major Basins 108
9.2.2 Namibia, Licensing Rounds 109
9.3 Namibia, Fiscal and Regulatory Regime 109
9.3.1 Namibia Petroleum Fiscal Environment 109
9.3.2 License Terms 110
9.3.3 Production 110
9.3.4 Key Fiscal Terms 111
9.4 Namibia, Details Of Exploration and Development Activities 112
9.4.1 Namibia, Exploration Blocks Awarded 112
9.4.2 Namibia, Producing Fields 115
9.5 Namibia, Details Of Major Companies 116
9.5.1 Chariot Oil & Gas Limited 116
9.5.2 Tullow oil 118
9.5.3 Arcadia Petroleum Ltd 118

10 Liberia 119
10.1 Liberia, Upstream Sector Overview 119
10.2 Liberia, Major Basin and Licensing Details 119
10.2.1 Liberia, Major Basins 119
10.2.2 Liberia, Licensing Rounds 119
10.3 Liberia, Fiscal and Regulatory Regime 120
10.3.1 Liberia Petroleum Fiscal Environment 120
10.3.2 License Terms 121
10.3.3 Key Fiscal Terms 121
10.4 Liberia, Exploration and Development Activities 122
10.4.1 Liberia, Exploration Blocks Awarded 122
10.4.2 Exploration and Drilling Activities 122
10.5 Liberia, Details Of Major Companies 123
10.5.1 Chevron Corporation 123
10.5.2 African Petroleum Corporation Limited 123
10.5.3 Simba Energy Inc 123

11 Ethiopia 124
11.1 Ethiopia, Upstream Sector Overview 124
11.2 Ethiopia, Major Basin and Licensing Details 124
11.2.1 Ethiopia, Major Basins 124
11.3 Ethiopia, Fiscal and Regulatory Regime 125
11.3.1 Ethiopia Petroleum Fiscal Environment 125
11.3.2 License Terms 126
11.3.3 Key Fiscal Terms 126
11.3.4 Block 2&6, Key Details of the PSC Signed 127
11.4 Ethiopia, Exploration and Development Activities 127
11.4.1 Ethiopia, Exploration Blocks Awarded 127
11.4.2 Ethiopia, Details of Development Fields 128
11.5 Ethiopia, Details Of Major Companies 128
11.5.1 Petronas 128
11.5.2 Africa Oil Corporation 128

12 Seychelles 130
12.1 Seychelles, Upstream Sector Overview 130
12.2 Seychelles, Major Basin and Licensing Details 130
12.2.1 Seychelles, Major Basins 130
12.2.2 Seychelles, Licensing Round 130
12.3 Seychelles, Exploration and Development Activities 130
12.3.1 Seychelles, Exploration Details 130
12.3.2 Seychelles, Drilling Details 131
12.3.3 Seychelles, Seismic Acquisition 132
12.4 Seychelles, Fiscal and Regulatory Regime 132
12.4.1 Seychelles Petroleum Fiscal Environment 132
12.4.2 License Terms 132
12.4.3 Key Fiscal Terms 132
12.5 Seychelles, Details Of Major Companies 133
12.5.1 Petro-Quest International 133
12.5.2 Afren plc 135

13 Appendix 136
13.1 Methodology 136
13.1.1 Coverage 136
13.1.2 Secondary Research 137
13.1.3 Primary Research 137
13.1.4 Expert Panel Validation 137
13.2 Contact Us 138
13.3 Disclaimer 138
ment Plan, Jubilee Field, 2010 26
Table 6: Tullow Oil, Details of Assets in Ghana, 2010 27
Table 7: Tullow Oil, Planned Exploration Program, September 2010 Early 2011 28
Table 8: Uganda, Withholding Tax Rates, 2010 32
Table 9: Uganda, Details Of Exploration Blocks, 2009 33
Table 10: Uganda, Details of Wells Drilled, 2003-2010 34
Table 11: Tullow Oil, Details Of Assets in Uganda, August 2010 40
Table 12: Tanzania, 4th Mini Licensing Round, Bid Results 44
Table 13: Tanzania, Cost Recovery Rates, 2009 46
Table 14: Tanzania, Production Sharing, 2009 46
Table 15: Tanzania, Exploration Block Offered, 2010 48
Table 16: Tanzania, List of Historical Wells Drilled, Qtr 1 2010 49
Table 17: Songo Songo Gas Field, Production By Well (Bcf), 2004-2009 52
Table 18: Mnazi Bay Gas Field, Resource Estimates 54
Table 19: Mnazi Bay Field, Results of Wells Drilled 54
Table 20: Mnazi Bay Field, Equity Partners Details 54
Table 21: Mnazi Bay Field, Natural Gas Production (MMcf), 2006-2009 55
Table 22: Tanzania, Details of Major Companies Operating in the Country 56
Table 23: Maurel and Prom, List of Assets in Tanzania 57
Table 24: Aminex Plc, List of Assets in Tanzania 57
Table 25: Tanazia, Nyuni, Resources Estimates (Bcf) 58
Table 26: Mozambique, 2nd License Round, Details Of Awarded Blocks 63
Table 27: Mozambique, 3rd License Round, Details Of Awarded Blocks 64
Table 28: Mozambique, 4th License Round, Details Of Areas Available, 2010 64
Table 29: Mozambique, 4th License Round Areas, Applications Received, 2010 65
Table 30: Fee Structure, Mozambique, 2009 66
Table 31: Depreciation Rate (%), Mozambique, 2009 67
Table 32: Mozambique, Active Exploration Blocks, Equity Details, 2010 68
Table 33: Mozambique, Rovuma Offshore Block, Wells Drilled, 2010 69
Table 34: Madagascar, Profit Sharing for Oil, 2009 75
Table 35: Madagascar, Profit Sharing for Gas, 2009 76
Table 36: Madagascar, Block 3108, Royalty on Crude Oil 77
Table 37: Madagascar, Block 3108, Royalty on Natural Gas 77
Table 38: Madagascar, Block 3108, Production Bonuses 77
Table 39: Madagascar, Block 3108, Profit Oil Split 78
Table 40: Madagascar, Major Exploration Blocks Details 78
Table 41: Madagascar, Block 3108, Historical Wells Drilled 84
Table 42: Tullow Oil, Assets In Madagascar 86
Table 43: Kenya, Anza Basin, Rock Analysis 88
Table 44: Kenya, Government-Contractor Stake In Profit Oil 92
Table 45: Kenya, Block 10BA, Profit Oil Split 94
Table 46: Kenya, Block 10A, Profit Oil Split 95
Table 47: Kenya, Details of Leased Exploration Blocks 97
Table 48: Kenya, List of Deep Wells Drilled Until 2009 98
Table 49: Africa Oil Corporation, Assets Details, 2010 102
Table 50: Africa Oil Corporation, Summary Of Current Operations, 2010 103
Table 51: Kenya Block 10BB, Contingent Resources and Prospective Resource Estimates 103
Table 52: Africa Oil Corporation, Summary Of (Undiscovered) Oil Prospective Resources in Kenya, As of December 1, 2009 104
Table 53: Kenya, Block 10BA, Summary of Estimated Resources, January 2010 105
Table 54: Black Marlin Energy, Assets Details, 2010 106
Table 55: Namibia, Rental Rates, 2009 111
Table 56: Namibia, Details Of Exploration Blocks Awarded, 2010 113
Table 57: Namibia, Kudu Field, Equity Details, 2010 115
Table 58: Chariot Oil and Gas, Details Of Assets in Namibia, 2009 116
Table 59: Chariot Oil and Gas, Probabilistic Prospective Resource Volumes, Namibia, 2010 117
Table 60: Liberia, Exploration Blocks Awarded, 2010 122
Table 61: Ethiopia, Details of exploration Blocks Awarded 127
Table 62: Petronas, Details Of Assets In Ethiopia, 2010 128
Table 63: Africa Oil Corporation, Details of Assets In Ethiopia 128
Table 64: Ethiopia Blocks 6 And 7 Summary Of Undiscovered Oil Prospective Resources, (Million Barrels), as of December 1, 2009 129
Table 65: Ethiopia Blocks 6 And 7 Summary Of Undiscovered Gas Prospective Resources, (Bcf), As At 1st December, 2009 129
Table 66: Seychelles, Details of Wells Drilled 131
Table 67: Seychelles, Hydrocarbon Shows In Wells Drilled 131
Table 68: Black Marlin Energy Limited, Prospective Resource In Acreage In Seychelles, 2010 135
Figure 1: Ghana, Location of Major Sedimentary Basins 12
Figure 2: Ghana, Jubilee Field, Location 24
Figure 3: Ghana, Jubilee Field, Expected Increase In Production (bopd), Q4 2010-Q4 2011 25
Figure 4: Tullow Oil, Location of Major Discoveries in Ghana, 2010 28
Figure 5: Uganda, Lake Albert Basin, Location 30
Figure 6: Tullow Oil, Uganda, Location Of Discoveries, 2010 39
Figure 7: Tanzania, 4th Offshore Licensing Round, Proposed Blocks To Be Offered, 2010 44
Figure 8: Tanzania, Exploration Activity Map, August 2010 49
Figure 9: Songo Songo Gas Field, Production Growth (Bcf), 2004-2009 52
Figure 10: Tanzania, Songo Songo Field, Development Options, 2010 53
Figure 11: Mnazi Bay Field, Natural Gas Production (MMcf), 2006-2009 55
Figure 12: Mozambique, Location of Major Basins, 2010 62
Figure 13: Mozambique, Temane and Pande Fields, Location 70
Figure 14: Sasol Petroleum International, Reserves and Production Growth in the Temane and Pande Fields, Mozambique, (Bcfe), 2007-2009 71
Figure 15: Madagascar, Location of Major Basins 73
Figure 16: Madagascar Oil, Location Of Assets 85
Figure 17: Kenya, Basins, Locations 87
Figure 18: Kenya, Anza Basin, Stratigraphy Details 88
Figure 19: Kenya, Allocation of Production Under Production Sharing Contract 91
Figure 20: Africa Oil Corporation, Location Of Assets 102
Figure 21: Namibia, Location Of Sedimentary Basins 108
Figure 22: Liberia, Third Licensing Round, Blocks Offered, 2010 120
Figure 23: Ethiopia, Location of Major Sedimentary Basins 124
Figure 24: Petro-Quest International, Location of Blocks in Seychelles 133
Figure 25: Black Marlin Energy Limited, Location of Assets in Seychelles, 2010 135