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Gabon Gas Markets, 2011

Published By :

GlobalData

Published Date : Sep 2011

Category :

Natural Gas

No. of Pages : 87 Pages


This profile is the essential source for top-level energy industry data and information. The report provides an overview of each of the key sub-segments of the energy industry in Gabon. It details the market structure, regulatory environment, infrastructure and provides historical and forecasted statistics relating to the supply/demand balance for each of the key sub-segments. It also provides information relating to the natural gas assets (gas fields and pipelines) in Gabon. The report compares the investment environment in Gabon with other countries in the region. The profiles of the major companies operating in the natural gas sector in Gabon together with the latest news and deals are also included in the report.

Scope

  • Historic and forecast data relating to production, consumption, imports, exports and reserves are provided for each industry sub-segment for the period 2000-2020.
  • Historical and forecast data and information for all the major gas fields and pipelines in Gabon for the period 2000-2015.
  • Operator and equity details for major natural gas assets in Gabon.
  • Key information relating to market regulations, key energy assets and the key companies operating in the Gabons energy industry.
  • Information on the top companies in the Gabon including business description, strategic analysis, and financial information.
  • Product and brand updates, strategy changes, R&D projects, corporate expansions and contractions and regulatory changes.
  • Key mergers and acquisitions, partnerships, private equity and venture capital investments, and IPOs.
Reasons to buy

  • Gain a strong understanding of the countrys energy market. 
  • Facilitate market analysis and forecasting of future industry trends.
  • Facilitate decision making on the basis of strong historic and forecast production, reserves and capacity data. 
  • Assess your competitors major natural gas assets and their performance.
  • Analyze the latest news and financial deals in the gas sector of each country.
  • Develop strategies based on the latest operational, financial, and regulatory events. 
  • Do deals with an understanding of how competitors are financed, and the mergers and partnerships that have shaped the market.
  • Identify and analyze the strengths and weaknesses of the leading companies in the country.
Table of Contents

1 Table of Contents
1 Table of Contents 2
1.1 List of Tables 7
1.2 List of Figures 8

2 Gabon Energy Sector 9
2.1 Gabon Energy Sector, Market Overview 9
2.2 Gabon Energy Sector, Natural Gas 9
2.2.1 Gabon Natural Gas, Overview 9
2.2.2 Gabon Natural Gas, Supply and Demand Balance 10
2.2.3 Gabon Natural Gas, Regulatory Structure 13
2.2.4 Gabon Natural Gas, Infrastructure 13

3 Gabon Gas Upstream Investment Environment Benchmarking 14
3.1 Introduction 14
3.2 The Overall Ranking 14
3.3 Upstream Fiscal Attractiveness 14
3.3.1 Maximum Government Take Index 16
3.3.2 Fiscal Flexibility 16
3.3.3 Maximum State Participation 16
3.3.4 Maximum Domestic Market Obligation 16
3.4 Gas Sector Performance 16
3.4.1 Exploration Activity 18
3.4.2 Gas Production 19
3.4.3 Gas Reserves 19
3.4.4 Gas Consumption 20
3.5 Economic Performance 20
3.5.1 GDP Growth Index 21
3.5.2 FDI Confidence Index 21
3.5.3 Balance of Trade Index 21
3.6 Socio-Political Performance 22
3.6.1 Democracy Index 23
3.6.2 Governance Index 23

4 Gabon Exploration and Production Sector 24
4.1 Gabon Exploration and Production Sector, Country Snapshot 24
4.1.1 Gabon Exploration and Production Sector, Key Data 24
4.2 Gabon Exploration and Production Sector, Marketed Natural Gas Production 24
4.2.1 Gabon Exploration and Production Sector, Total Marketed Natural Gas-Historical Production 24
4.2.2 Gabon Exploration and Production Sector, Marketed Natural Gas Production by Assets 25
4.2.3 Gabon Exploration and Production Sector, Marketed Equity Weighted Natural Gas Production by Company 25
4.3 Gabon Exploration and Production Sector, Marketed Natural Gas Forecasts 25
4.3.1 Gabon Exploration and Production Sector, Marketed Natural Gas Forecasted Production 25
4.4 Gabon Exploration And Production Sector, Natural Gas Asset Details 26
4.4.1 Gabon Exploration And Production Sector, Active Natural Gas Asset Details 26
4.5 Gabon Exploration And Production Sector, Major Gas Discoveries 26
4.5.1 Gabon Exploration And Production Sector, Number of Gas Discoveries, 2005-2010 26
4.5.2 Gabon Exploration And Production Sector, Gas Discovery Details 27
4.6 Gabon Exploration And Production Sector, Recent Discoveries 27
4.6.1 Jun 13, 2011: Harvest Natural Resources Discovers Oil In Pre-Salt Offshore Gabon 27
4.6.2 Nov 15, 2010: Maurel & Prom Encounters Saturated Hydrocarbon Reserves At OMOC-N-302 Well In Onal AEE, Gabon 27
4.6.3 Sep 16, 2010: Maurel & Prom Announces Oil Discovery At OMOC-N-301 Well In Gabon 28
4.6.4 Jun 16, 2010: VAALCO Energy Discovers Oil At ETSEM-1 Well In Southeast Etame Prospect, Offshore Gabon 28
4.7 Gabon Exploration And Production Sector, Drilling and Production Updates 29
4.7.1 Jul 21, 2011: Harvest Natural Resources Provides Update On DRM-1 Well In Dussafu Marin PSC, Offshore Gabon 29
4.7.2 May 13, 2011: Addax Petroleum Daily Crude Production Hits 40,357 Barrels In Gabon 29
4.7.3 Apr 29, 2011: Harvest Natural Resources Commences Drilling Operations On Ruche Marin-A Exploration Well In Gabon 30
4.7.4 Apr 04, 2011: VAALCO Energy Expects To Resume Full Production In Gabon Within 24 Hours 30
4.7.5 Dec 08, 2010: VAALCO Energy Commences First Production From ET-7H Development Well, Offshore Gabon 30

5 Gabon FPSO Industry 32
5.1 Gabon FPSO Industry, FPSO Capacity Details by Vessel 32
5.2 Gabon FPSO Industry, FPSO Vessel Specifications 32

6 Gabon Pipeline Sector 33
6.1 Gabon Pipeline Sector, Key Data 33
6.2 Gabon Pipeline Sector, An Overview 33
6.3 Gabon Pipeline Sector, Comparison of Key Natural Gas Pipeline Companies 33
6.4 Gabon Pipeline Sector, Natural Gas Pipelines 34

7 Profile of Perenco 35
7.1 Perenco, Key Information 35
7.2 Perenco, Company Overview 35
7.3 Perenco, Business Description 35
7.3.1 Business Overview 35

8 Profile of Eni S.p.A. 38
8.1 Eni S.p.A., Key Information 38
8.2 Eni S.p.A., Company Overview 38
8.3 Eni S.p.A., Business Description 38
8.3.1 Business Overview 38
8.3.2 Exploration & Production 40
8.3.3 Gas & Power 41
8.3.4 Other activities 42
8.3.5 Petrochemicals 42
8.3.6 Refining and Marketing 43
8.3.7 Refining and Marketing 44
8.4 Eni S.p.A., SWOT Analysis 45
8.4.1 Overview 45
8.4.2 Eni S.p.A. Strengths 46
8.4.3 Eni S.p.A. Weaknesses 47
8.4.4 Eni S.p.A. Opportunities 48
8.4.5 Eni S.p.A. Threats 49

9 Profile of Total S.A. 51
9.1 Total S.A., Key Information 51
9.2 Total S.A., Company Overview 51
9.3 Total S.A., Business Description 51
9.3.1 Business Overview 51
9.3.2 Chemicals 52
9.3.3 Downstream 52
9.3.4 Upstream 53
9.4 Total S.A., SWOT Analysis 55
9.4.1 Overview 55
9.4.2 Total S.A. Strengths 56
9.4.3 Total S.A. Weaknesses 57
9.4.4 Total S.A. Opportunities 58
9.4.5 Total S.A. Threats 58

10 Financial Deals Landscape 60
10.1 Detailed Deal Summary 60
10.1.1 Acquisition 60
10.1.2 Equity Offerings 61
10.1.3 Debt Offerings 64
10.1.4 Asset Transactions 66

11 Recent Developments 71
11.1 License Rounds 71
11.1.1 Oct 13, 2010: Gabon Delays Oil Exploration Block Auction 71
11.1.2 Sep 23, 2010: Gabon To Launch 10th Licensing Round In October 2010 71
11.2 License Awards 72
11.2.1 Dec 01, 2009: VAALCO Energy Extends Etame Marin Exploration Permit To 2014 72
11.3 Other Significant Developments 72
11.3.1 Apr 08, 2011: Harvest Natural Resources Provides Q1 2011 Operations Update 72
11.3.2 Apr 01, 2011: VAALCO Energy Provides Operations Update Following Gabon Industrial Action 74
11.3.3 Jan 11, 2011: Harvest Natural Resources Provides Operations Update 75
11.3.4 Jan 05, 2011: Maurel & Prom Updates On Nigeria And Gabon Operations 77
11.3.5 Nov 25, 2010: Perenco Updates On Offshore Drilling Campaign In Gabon 79
11.3.6 Nov 10, 2010: Tullow Oil Provides Operations Update 79
11.3.7 Nov 10, 2010: Fugro Airborne Completes Airborne Acquisition For Eni Gabon 81
11.3.8 Aug 27, 2010: Maurel & Prom Provides H1 2010 Operations Update 82

12 Appendix 85
12.1 Abbreviations 85
12.2 Methodology 85
12.2.1 Coverage 85
12.2.2 Secondary Research 86
12.2.3 Primary Research 86
12.2.4 Expert Panel Validation 86
12.3 Contact Us 87
12.4 Disclaimer 87

List of Table


Table 1: Gabon, Historic and Forecast Production and Consumption of Natural Gas, Billion Cubic Feet, 2000-2020 10
Table 2: Gabon, Historic Reserves of Natural Gas, Billion Cubic Feet, 2000-2010 12
Table 3: West Africa, Investment Benchmarking, Overall Country Rankings, Aug 2011 14
Table 4: West Africa, Investment Benchmarking, Upstream Fiscal Attractiveness, Aug 2011 15
Table 5: West Africa, Investment Benchmarking, Gas Sector Performance, Aug 2011 16
Table 6: West Africa, Investment Benchmarking, Economic Performance, Aug 2011 20
Table 7: West Africa, Country Standings, Economic Performance, Aug 2011 20
Table 8: West Africa, Investment Benchmarking, Socio-Political Performance, Aug 2011 22
Table 9: West Africa, Country Standings, Socio-Political Performance, Aug 2011 22
Table 10: Gabon, Natural Gas Key Statistics, 2010 24
Table 11: Gabon, Total Marketed Natural Gas Production (MMcf), 2003-2010 25
Table 12: Gabon, Marketed Natural Gas Production (MMcf), by Assets, 2003-2010 25
Table 13: Gabon, Marketed Equity Weighted Natural Gas Production by Company (MMcf), 2003-2010 25
Table 14: Gabon, Marketed Natural Gas Production (MMcf), Forecast by Assets, 2011- 2015 25
Table 15: Gabon, Active Gas Field Assets Details 26
Table 16: Gabon, Number of Gas Discoveries, 2005-2010 26
Table 17: Gabon, Natural Gas Discovery Details, 2005-2010 27
Table 18: Gabon FPSO Industry, FPSO Gas Production Capacities, Aug 2011 32
Table 19: Gabon FPSO Industry, FPSO Vessel Specifications, Aug 2011 32
Table 20: Gabon, Pipeline Key Statistics, Aug 2011 33
Table 21: Gabon, Natural Gas Pipeline Length by Company (Km), Aug 2011 33
Table 22: Gabon, Natural Gas Pipelines, Aug 2011 34
Table 23: Perenco, Key Facts 35
Table 24: Eni S.p.A., Key Facts 38
Table 25: Eni S.p.A., SWOT Analysis 45
Table 26: Total S.A., Key Facts 51
Table 27: Total S.A., SWOT Analysis 55
Table 28: Perenco Acquires Marathon Oil Gabon 60
Table 29: Sterling Energy Completes Private Placement Of $103.47 Million 61
Table 30: BowLeven Completes Private Placement For $113.26 Million 62
Table 31: Afren Completes Offering Of Shares For $126.3 Million 63
Table 32: Pioneer Natural Resources Completes Public Offering Of 7.5% Senior Notes Offering For $450 Million 64
Table 33: Ophir Energy To Sell 50% Interest In Mbeli And Ntsina Blocks To Petrobras 66
Table 34: Total To Acquire Interests In Onshore Exploration Licenses In Gabon 67
Table 35: Hess Sells Interest In Clair Field And Gabon To Shell 68
Table 36: VAALCO Energy Enters Into Farm-Out Agreement With Total Gabon 69
Table 37: Addax Petroleum To Farm-In 50% Interest In Ogueyi License Area In Gabon From Perenco 70

List of Chart


Figure 1: Gabon, Energy Consumption Split By Fuel Type (%), 2010 9
Figure 2: Gabon, Natural Gas Production And Consumption, Billion Cubic Feet, 2000-2020 11
Figure 3: Gabon, Natural Gas Reserves, Billion Cubic Feet, 2000-2010 13
Figure 4: West Africa, Country Standings, Upstream Fiscal Attractiveness, Aug 2011 15
Figure 5: West Africa, Country Standings, Gas Sector Performance, by Reserves-Exploration & Production, Aug 2011 17
Figure 6: West Africa, Country Standings, Gas Sector Performance, by Production & Consumption, Aug 2011 18
Figure 7: West Africa, Country Standings, Exploration Blocks Awarded, Aug 2011 19
Figure 8: West Africa, Country Standings, Economic Performance, Aug 2011 21
Figure 9: West Africa, Country Standings, Socio-Political Performance, Aug 2011 23
Figure 10: Gabon, Total Marketed Natural Gas Production (MMcf), 2003-2010 24
Figure 11: Gabon, Number of Natural Gas Discoveries, 2005-2010 26

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