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Friday, 27 July 2012

Companies in the oil & gas exploration scene is East Africa


East Africa is the latest oil & gas frontier and this fact cannot be underestimated. I have done some quick research on the companies currently in the Exploration and Production (E&P) scene in the region and these is what I found (see list below). The list may not be conclusive because the situation is so fluid with Farm in/Farm out contracts, mergers & acquisitions continuously happening as I scribble.

The companies come from all over the world ranging from the large integrated multinational oil companies such as ENI and Total, to specialist exploration companies such as Tullow, Africa Oil and Anadarko to mere speculators (mostly local) who acquire exploration block licenses just to sell out to companies with capacity i.e. money and expertise to explore, albeit at a profit.  

Companies I have definitely left out are the oil and gas services companies such as Schlumberger, Weatherford, Baker Hughes, Halliburton, Sakson, P.N.Mariot, GID, CPTD(China), Great Wall (China) who I believe are the main companies offering various services that enable drilling to happen. These companies operate below the surface and are sub-contractors of the companies listed below.

If you require more detailed research on these companies and their activities please contact the blogger?


Company
Origin
Country of operation
Beach Petroleum
Australia
Tanzania
Pancontinental Oil and Gas and its
partner  First Australian Resources (FAR) Ltd
Australia
Kenya
Petrobras
Brazil
Kenya Tanzania & Mozambique
Africa Oil
Canada
Kenya, Ethiopia & Somalia
Leopardus Resources Limited
Canada
Mozambique
Orca Exploration Group
Canada
Tanzania
Pacific Seaboard Investments
Canada
Kenya
Rift Energy Corp.
Canada
Kenya
China National Offshore Oil Corporation
(CNOOC),
China
Uganda
Total
France
Kenya, Tanzania & Uganda
ENI
Italy
Kenya, Tanzania & Mozambique
Japan Oil, Gas and Metals National Corporation
(JOGMEC) 
Japan
Japan
Mitsui & Co Europe PLC
Japan
Mozambique
National Oil Corporation of Kenya (NOCK) and
Kenya
Kenya
Petronas
Malaysia
Mozambique
Statoil
Norway
Kenya,  Tanzania & Mozambique
Sasol Petroleum International,
South Africa
Mozambique
BG Gas
UK
Tanzania
Cove Energy
UK
Mozambique & Kenya
Dominion Petroleum
UK
Kenya, Tanzania & Uganda
Heritage oil
UK
Tanzania & DR Congo
Madagascar Oil
UK
Madagascar
Ophir Energy
UK
Tanzania & Kenya
Origin Oil
UK
Kenya
Premier Oil
UK
Kenya
Tullow oil
UK & Ireland
Kenya, Ethiopia & Uganda
Anadarko Corporation
USA
Kenya, Mozambique & Tanzania
Apache Petroleum Corp
USA
Kenya
Enron Oil and Gas Resources Inc
USA
Mozambique
ERHC Energy
USA
Kenya
CAMAC Energy Inc
USA, Texas
Kenya
Marathon Oil
USA, Texas
Kenya