Africa

Africa

  • Power Africa

    11th January 2017

    GCA is pleased and proud to have participated in the US Department of Energy’s Power Africa initiative. 

    The Energy Power initiative’s latest collaborative publication, “Understanding Natural Gas and LNG Options” was launched in Nairobi, Kenya in December, 2016.  This is a detailed guide to developing gas resources in Africa, especially via LNG, and also emphasizes the increasing importance of LNG imports across the continent, with a focus on gas/LNG to power, with the wave of FSRU/FLNG type projects under consideration. 

    GCA’s Nicholas J. Fulford, Global Head of Gas & LNG was a key contributor to the book and is pleased it is now available to a wide audience of decision makers in this important arena.  

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  • A New Dawn in Egypt

    A New Dawn in Egypt

    16th October 2016

    Egypt is rich in oil and gas, with proved oil reserves of 3.5 BBbl and reported gas reserves of 65.2 TCF at end 2015 (BP Stats). Egypt benefits from a relatively low cost operating environment and a good geographical location close to different markets. There is a wide range of assets in Egypt; oil/gas, onshore/offshore, deep/shallow water, mature producing assets and exciting exploration blocks. Infrastructure and facilities exist with significant spare capacities. 

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  • Pre-salt of West Africa, twin or distant relative of Brazil sub-surface?

    Pre-salt of West Africa, twin or distant relative of Brazil sub-surface?

    19th July 2016

    Billions of barrels of hydrocarbons contained within world class carbonate reservoirs lie beneath circa two kilometres of salt in the Santos and Campos Basins of offshore Brazil. At the time that the pre‑salt petroleum system was developing (Aptian), Brazil was immediately adjacent to the Salt Basins of West Africa extending from the Niger Delta in the north to the Walvis Ridge in the south (Figure 1). With the success of the Brazil pre-salt, it is no surprise that interest in the pre‑salt plays of West Africa has developed, but to what extent is Brazil an analogue?

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  • Experts in Egypt

    Experts in Egypt

    8th July 2016

    GCA has executed a large range of projects in Egypt that demonstrates its versatility, experience and skill base. Starting in the 1970s this Egyptian experience has grown and includes work for National Oil Companies, multi-nationals and independents.

    GCA's experience includes everything from upstream, midstream and downstream projects incorporating technical, commercial and legal disputes. This experience has provided GCA with strong knowledge of the challenges as well as the opportunities in Egypt.

    To download this brochure as a PDF please click here or in the sidebar (837 KB).

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  • Experts in West Africa

    Experts in West Africa

    1st May 2016

    West Africa is a good example of a region where GCA has been active for many years and where its recent activity level has grown significantly.  Over the past four years, GCA has carried out over 140 projects in the West African region for over 60 different clients; these include National Governments, National Oil Companies, International Oil Companies, plus an ever increasing number of indigenous independent companies.  The projects cover a wide range of services that demonstrate the versatility, experience and skill base of GCA; these projects include Reserves audits, resources evaluations, reservoir studies, field development plans, due diligence and support for mergers and acquisitions, Competent Person's Reports (CPR) for stock market listings, gas monetisation options, field unitisations and Expert Witness representations; additional downstream projects include refinery, LNG, fertilizer, methanol and gas and power.

    To download this brochure as a PDF please click here or in the sidebar below (332KB).

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  • Experts in North Africa

    Experts in North Africa

    1st May 2016

    Consistent with its reputation as an international consultancy of some renown, GCA has executed a large range of projects in the North Africa region in the past 20 years that demonstrates its versatility, experience and skill base.  Starting in the 1980s this North African experience has grown and includes work for Governments, National Oil Companies, multi-nationals and independents.

    To download this brochure as a PDF please click here or in the sidebar below (292KB).

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  • Growth and Future Prospects of Central Atlantic African Exploration

    Growth and Future Prospects of Central Atlantic African Exploration

    27th April 2016

    A long history

    Historically the Central Atlantic African continental margin has shown much promise for the development of hydrocarbon plays and discoveries, since the early discovery of small onshore gas fields in Senegal in the early 1960s, small offshore oil fields in Benin in the late 1960s, and larger, but sub-commercial heavy oil offshore Senegal, also in the late 1960s.

    Despite this early proof of viable petroleum systems and subsequent steady exploration activity, significant developments have been slow to arrive. However, following recent exploration success, and release of key information by the relevant operators on the status of their exploration and development programmes, Gaffney, Cline & Associates (GCA) has undertaken a review of the Central Atlantic African margins to synthesise the available non-proprietary data and information to identify likely future exploration trends.  

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  • Mature Basins of West Africa: Still where future production growth lies?

    14th April 2016

    In March 2016, GCA presented at the APPEX Global Property and Prospect Expo in London.  Jeremy's Berry's title was "Mature Basins of West Africa: Still where future production growth lies?"

    Jeremy began his talk by comparing the Proved Reserves, Daily Production and Rig Count statistics from several West African countries.  He went on to consider the issues facing players in selected emerging and mature basins within these countries in the coming few years. 

    You can download the presentation here as a pdf (1.5 MB), or view the full presentation by clicking below. 

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  • Experts in East Africa

    Experts in East Africa

    23rd February 2016

    East Africa is an area where GCA has considerable experience and has recently been very active.  

    The petroleum systems of onshore and offshore East Africa are very different.  Recent onshore exploration successes, exemplified by those in the Albert Basin of Uganda, are oil discoveries in Tertiary aged sediments and are associated with the East Africa Rift system.  The offshore deepwater gas discoveries of Mozambique and Tanzania are typified by sandstone reservoirs deposited in a deepwater fold and thrust belt. A third petroleum system is much older and is exemplified by Mesozoic aged sediments seen on the island of Madagascar, as well as the petroleum system of South Sudan and its potential extension into Kenya, Ethiopia and adjacent areas.

    To download this brochure as a PDF please click here or in the sidebar below (441KB).

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  • Experts in Nigeria

    Experts in Nigeria

    23rd February 2016

    Over the past 7 years, Gaffney, Cline & Associates have carried out 90 projects in Nigeria for over 57 various clients, many of them indigenous independent companies.  The projects covered several of the services provided by GCA, including Reserves evaluations, field studies, acquisitions, due diligence and support and Competent Persons Reports (CPR) for stock market listings. 

    To download this brochure as a PDF please click here or in the sidebar below (351KB).

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  • Exploration/Development Opportunities in Central and Southern Africa

    Exploration/Development Opportunities in Central and Southern Africa

    21st July 2015

    In July 2015, GCA attended the London MMEA Scout Groups’ Meeting.

    At the event Chris Rachwal gave a presentation called "Exploration/Development Opportunities in Central and Southern Africa in a $60/Bbl Oil, $3/Mcf World".

    You can download the presentation here as a pdf (7MB), or view the full presentation by clicking below.

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  • Offshore East Africa; What Next?

    Offshore East Africa; What Next?

    9th March 2015

    As a result of recent offshore successes in Mozambique and Tanzania, the entire East Africa margin currently has the attention of the world’s new ventures teams, explorers and gas (LNG) buyers.  What might happen next in this new hydrocarbon province?

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  • East Africa: What’s Left? A Sub-Surface Perspective

    East Africa: What’s Left? A Sub-Surface Perspective

    14th January 2015

    In January 2014, Dr. Stephen Wright of GCA attended a Deloitte and Clyde & Co seminar on "Oil and Gas in East Africa: A guide to the market", where he gave a presentation on What's Left in East Africa from a subsurface perspective.  

    You can download the presentation here as a pdf (3MB), or view the full presentation by clicking below.

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  • West Africa: The Continued Story of the “Haves” and the “Have-nots”

    West Africa: The Continued Story of the “Haves” and the “Have-nots”

    30th October 2014

    West Africa, from Morocco in the north to Namibia in the south, produces about 6% of the world’s oil (averaging 5.2MMbo/d in April 2014; EIA’s International Energy Statistics).  West African production grew through the 2000s, reaching 5.5MMbo/d in 2010, but since then has shown an 8% decline to today’s volumes.  However, the region as a whole is responding, with 14% of the current global offshore rig count active in Africa, up from 7% in 2004.  The number of rigs active offshore Africa doubled in 2010, and has continued to climb through to the current day.

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  • Will Exploration Success in Africa Lead to New Refineries?

    Will Exploration Success in Africa Lead to New Refineries?

    23rd June 2014

    Africa is a net importer of refined products and its import requirements are expected to grow further in the near future.  In addition there have been recent successes in oil exploration in countries such as Uganda, Ghana and Kenya, amongst others, and there are long-known reserves in many other countries such as Nigeria and Angola.  The combination of growing markets and the availability of crude oil would, superficially, seem to be an optimal environment in which to develop new refineries.  Yet, despite many project announcements, there are still only 46 refineries in Africa today compared with 45 in 1990.  This paper looks at some of the issues relating to the potential construction of new refining capacity in Africa.  

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  • East Africa - Disputes, Pipelines & Wax

    East Africa - Disputes, Pipelines & Wax

    18th June 2014

    In June 2014, GCA hosted a workshop at the Institute of Directors in London on the subject of East Africa.  

    This presentation was given by GCA's Drew Powell at the event.

    You can download the presentation here as a pdf (929KB).

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  • East Africa - Major Gas Projects Development Plans & Costs

    East Africa - Major Gas Projects Development Plans & Costs

    18th June 2014

    In June 2014, GCA hosted a workshop at the Institute of Directors in London on the subject of East Africa.  

    This presentation was given by GCA's Mike Wood at the event.

    You can download the presentation here as a pdf (2MB).

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  • Offshore East Africa - Where is all the oil?

    Offshore East Africa - Where is all the oil?

    18th June 2014

    In June 2014, GCA hosted a workshop at the Institute of Directors in London on the subject of East Africa.  

    This presentation was given by GCA's Jeremy Berry at the event.

    You can download the presentation here as a pdf (2MB).

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  • Oil Discoveries in the East Africa Rift

    Oil Discoveries in the East Africa Rift

    18th June 2014

    In June 2014, GCA hosted a workshop at the Institute of Directors in London on the subject of East Africa.  

    This presentation was given by GCA's David Jarrett at the event.

    You can download the presentation here as a pdf (5MB).

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  • Prospects for East African LNG

    Prospects for East African LNG

    18th June 2014

    In June 2014, GCA hosted a workshop at the Institute of Directors in London on the subject of East Africa.  

    This presentation was given by GCA's Nick Fulford at the event.

    You can download the presentation here as a pdf (2MB).

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  • Gas Monetisation - Challenges and Opportunities

    Gas Monetisation - Challenges and Opportunities

    29th January 2014

    On 29th January 2014, GCA hosted a workshop at the The Royal Institution in London on the subject of West Africa.

    You can download the presentation here as a pdf (1MB), or view the full presentation by clicking below.

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  • Deep Water Nigeria: Definition of Stratigraphic Plays

    Deep Water Nigeria: Definition of Stratigraphic Plays

    29th January 2014

    On 29th January 2014, GCA hosted a workshop at The Royal Institution in London on the subject of West Africa.

    This presentation was given by GCA's Nick Stronach at the event.

    You can download the presentation here as a pdf (1MB), or view the full presentation by clicking below.

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