Coverage

Western Hemisphere

Canada

United States of America

Latin America and Caribbean

Eastern Hemisphere

Australasia

The rise of gas as an energy source and the geographical closeness of the Australasia region to the rising demand for gas in the Asia market have raised the exploration profile and investment of the region. The stable geopolitical and national governments help in lowering the risk for exploring and developing the numerous opportunities of the conventional and unconventional oil and gas plays in the region.

Countries in the Australasia Region

  • Australia
  • Fiji
  • JPDA
  • New Zealand
  • Palau
  • Papua New Guinea
  • Timor

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East and Southern Africa

East and Southern Africa provides significant opportunities for exploration led companies. The region had been virtually written off for several decades, but in the last five years world class discoveries have been made in the Rift Valleys of Uganda and offshore in the deeper waters offshore Mozambique and Tanzania.

Fewer than 600 exploration wells have been drilled in the region, compared to over 33,000 in the rest of Africa. The latest wave of exploration has been underpinned by accurate and focussed geophysical data acquisition, which has yielded higher than average success rates, even though many parts of the region have complex structural histories.

In the Rift Valleys and other onshore basins, airborne gravity and magnetic data has enabled operating groups to target seismic surveys on the most prospective parts of the basins, reducing the need to extensive 2D surveys and significantly reducing costs. Offshore, the acquisition of extensive, high quality 3D seismic imaging has spearhead exploration in the deeper water areas offshore Mozambique, Tanzania and Kenya and yielded even higher success rates.

Several licensing rounds are expected to be held in East and Southern Africa in the near future, and the delineation of new blocks throughout the region should ensure that exploration levels continue to increase over the forthcoming years.

Expanding economies in Asia will undoubtedly provide the biggest market opportunities for East African gas. But growing domestic demands and the need for diversification away from biofuels could also stimulate smaller scale projects in some countries. The economic potential of the Karoo shales is being investigated as an alternative energy source in South Africa and companies have also started to look for other alternative hydrocarbon sources across the region, including coalbed methane developments, heavy oil projects and even the harnessing of lake gas.

Countries in the East and Southern Africa Region

  • Botswana
  • Burundi
  • Central African Republic
  • Chad
  • Cosoros
  • Djibouti
  • Eritrea
  • Ethiopia
  • Juan De Nova
  • Kenya
  • Lesotho
  • Madagascar
  • Malawi
  • Mauritius
  • Mayotte
  • Mozambique
  • Rwanda
  • Seychelles
  • Somalia
  • Somalia Puntland
  • Somaliland
  • South Africa
  • Sudan
  • South Sudan
  • Tanzania
  • Uganda
  • Zambia
  • Zimbabwe

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Eastern Europe

Eastern Europe is of growing importance for hydrocarbon exploration and production. Unexplored and underexplored deeper and unconventional plays in known basins offer significant opportunity for new discoveries alongside the re-development of existing fields. A stable political climate, attractive fiscal terms and good onshore infrastructure exist in a region that has long been dependent on foreign oil and gas imports.

Countries in the Eastern Europe Region

  • Albania
  • Bulgaria
  • Croatia
  • Hungary
  • Latvia
  • Montenegro
  • Poland
  • Romania
  • Slovenia
  • Slovakia

Coming Soon…

  • Czech Republic
  • Lithuania

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Eastern Mediterranean & Kurdistan

Eastern Mediterranean – With the emergence of the Levantine Basin as a major hydrocarbon province, the Eastern Mediterranean has become a major focus area for companies prepared to seek oil and gas riches in a region characterised by geopolitical complexities, potential conflicts and wide-ranging challenges. With its numerous deep water, sub-salt discoveries offshore Israel and recent success offshore Cyprus, Noble Energy has largely been responsible for re-awakening industry interest in the region – the company having established a resource potential of around 35 Tcf and triggered recent / upcoming licensing rounds in Cyprus and Lebanon. Elsewhere, the Nile Delta offshore Egypt continues to be a prolific source of hydrocarbons and Greece is making headway in its efforts to return to the energy map in a period when the sector constitutes a great hope for the national economy.

Iraqi Kurdistan – Despite a fluid political environment with the federal government of Iraq, Kurdistan has developed a vibrant petroleum sector in recent years and is widely regarded as one of the last oil and gas frontier areas in the world. The region currently plays host to over 40 international E&P companies and the undiscovered resource potential has been estimated by the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) to be in the region of 45 Bbo & 100 Tcf. Extensive exploration programmes have resulted in world class hydrocarbon discoveries such as Sheikhan (Gulf Keystone) and Miran (Heritage) and the growing importance of the region is clearly illustrated by the recent entry of ExxonMobil and Chevron despite the associated political ramifications.

Countries in the Eastern Mediterranean Region

  • Cyprus
  • Egypt Offshore
  • Greece Offshore
  • Iraqi Kurdistan
  • Israel
  • Lebanon
  • Syria
  • Turkey Offshore

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Northern Africa

After the ‘Arab Spring’ uprising and civil unrest in Northern Africa, the political situation has stabilised, and petroleum exploration activities are returning to normal. In Algeria, exploration activity is very low at this time and all companies are waiting for Bid Round IV to be announced later this Year. In Egypt, exploration and production has returned to normal levels with Apache the most active exploration company. In Libya, primary focus has been to return crude oil and natural gas production to the pre-war level of 1.6 MMbo/d. In Morocco, the civil unrest impact was minimal and the country has attracted a great deal of interest in particular offshore in the ‘Transfer Margin’ basins, which have been very successful in other areas offshore Africa such as Ghana, Tanzania and Mozambique. Exploration and production activity in Tunisia has returned to normal levels after the recent free elections.

Countries in the Northern Africa Region

  • Algeria
  • Egypt
  • Libya
  • Morocco
  • Tunisia
  • Western Sahara

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South Asia

Countries in the South Asia Region

  • Afghanistan
  • Bangladesh
  • Bhutan
  • India
  • Sri Lanka
  • Nepal
  • Pakistan
  • Maldives

DI Desktop – Pakistan production information back to 2008 at the field level. Updated monthly with built-in Decline Curve Analysis and Cash Flow Estimation tools.

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South East Asia

South East Asia is a strategic region in terms of both E&P and downstream, attracting operators from across the whole spectrum, from super-majors to small independents. Hydrocarbon production remains robust at about 1.8 MMbo/d and 23 Bcfg/d and the region is the source of a large proportion of the world’s LNG supply. With considerable upside and underexplored frontier basins, South East Asia remains an attractive option to newcomers and established players alike.

Countries in the South East Asia Region

  • Brunei
  • Cambodia
  • Indonesia
  • Laos
  • Malaysia
  • MTJDA
  • Myanmar
  • Philippines
  • Thailand
  • Vietnam

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Western Africa

With some of the most significant discoveries in recent years and world class exploration opportunities, the energy outlook for Western Africa continues to be very promising, with exploration and development opportunities for Supermajors, NOC’s, as well as medium and small sized independents.

In the deeper water basins off the southern part of the region the focus is very much the sub-salt exploration, with deepwater specialists trying to mirror success of similar plays in the Santos and Campos basins off Brazil. In the northern part of the region Tullow’s success in French Guiana mirrors its success in the West Africa Transform Margin. The success of the Upper Cretaceous turbidite plays in Ghana and increased political stability in countries bordering the West Africa Transform Margin continues to attract exploration oriented companies.

By re-defining their Petroleum Legislation with increased emphasis on local content and environmental concerns many countries are trying to expand their domestic industries. In the more mature basins, this will also tend to lead to opportunities for development-focused companies to work together with local companies and it will continue to nurture the
expansion of African operating companies across the region and beyond.

Countries in the Western Africa Region

  • Angola
  • Benin
  • Burkina Faso
  • Cameroon
  • Central African Republic
  • Chad
  • Congo
  • Congo (Democratic Republic)
  • Cote D’Ivoire
  • Equatorial Guinea
  • Gabon
  • Ghana
  • Guinea
  • Guinea-Bissau
  • Liberia
  • Mali
  • Mauritania
  • Namibia
  • Niger
  • Nigeria
  • Nigeria – Sao Tome & Principe JDZ
  • Sao Tome and Principe
  • Senegal
  • Senegal-Guinea Bissau AGC
  • Sierra Leone
  • The Gambia
  • Togo

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