Market Intelligence

Upstream Offshore Spend Market Report

Volatile markets can have an adverse effect on operators, especially when purchasing products and services off contract. This report is produced in partnership with Power Advocate and highlights forecast market trends and so much more.

SSA Upstream M&A: What could be sold?

As the energy transition pushes ahead and operators restructure their portfolios, more and more assets will come to the market. Gain an exclusive look into this report that was produced in partnership with Wood Mackenzie.

Capex and Opex Cost Trends

Oil and gas upstream market outlook: Capex and Opex Cost Trends in EMEA with a focus on Africa. 
In this report, we provide cost forecasts for key Capex categories including OCTG, onshore & offshore drilling rigs, and Opex categories including production chemicals and compression services across Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA), and share a market cost outlook for Africa specifically during March 2021 to February 2022 vs. the last 12 months.

SSA's Upstream: 2020 in review

It’s no secret that 2020 was a difficult year for Sub-Saharan Africa’s upstream sector– though significant discoveries in the continent’s south proved a silver lining. Gain an executive overview of the highs and the lows in this report produced in partnership with Wood Mackenzie.

SSA's Gas Opportunity

This brand-new report covers regulatory frameworks, governance, upstream pricing, state participation and more to uncover which African countries are poised to take full advantage of their gas resources, and which still have ground left to cover.

SOMALIA: A Deep Dive into Above Ground Risk

Regarded as one of the final global frontier regions for oil and gas exploration, it’s no secret that Somalia’s 7 offshore block openings come with risks. This report produced in partnership with Castor Vali, provides a detailed look into the insurgents, election standoffs and minefields of Somalia.

Global Business Reports: Africa Oil & Gas 2020

This year, the COVID-19 pandemic caused the International Energy Agency to announce that oil demand would fall to its lowest rate in almost a decade. The crisis has changed how producing countries across Africa view their oil industries; in mature markets diversification is the mantra, while newcomers like Mozambique are keen to explore the industry’s potential. This report, from Global Business Reports, explores what's next for African oil and gas. 

A Major Transition for Sub-Saharan Africa?

Sub-Saharan Africa has for decades been a cornerstone for the Majors’ portfolios but that could be changing as they position themselves for the energy transition. Download this report produced in partnership with Wood Mackenzie, to explore their production change over the next 10 years, environmental considerations, which assets could be at risk and potential buyers.

Ethiopia on the Cusp

One of the fastest growing economies in the world, with a population of over 100 million, Ethiopia has a growing critical need for power supplies. While some power is supplied by hydropower, the rest is dependent on imported coal and oil. The Ethiopian Ministry of Mines is keen to welcome more oil and gas exploration and investment into the country and is currently updating its petroleum legislation to make it more investor friendly. This insight, written by GeoExPro Editor-in-Chief Jane Whaley, can be downloaded here for free. 

African Long-Term Oil Demand

Wood Mackenzie recently revised their African long-term oil demand outlook upward, with growth potential revisited in light of the continent's expanding young population and economic growth. This report explores potential future hydrocarbon demand on the continent in detail, covering industrialisation, power generation, motorisation, airline travel and more.

After the Crash Global Report

Produced in partnership with Wood Mackenzie, this report explores: development capex, production, valuation, returns on pre-production projects and cash flow in the the global hydrocarbon sector since the latest oil price crash. 

After the Crash Africa Report

Produced in partnership with Wood Mackenzie, this report explores: development capex, production, valuation, returns on pre-production projects and cash flow in the the African oil and gas sector since the latest oil price crash. 

Global Energy Transition Report

Produced in partnership with Wood Mackenzie, "Opportunities for Africa in the Global Energy Transition" poses the question "what does the global energy transition mean for Africa?".

Topics covered include: Africa's position as a hydrocarbon exporter, net zero goals, electrification and new technology deployments. 

Local Content in Sub-Saharan Africa eBook

Available to download for free, this eBook contains interviews with top African oil and gas decision-makers from:

  • Governments
  • Operators
  • Service-providers
  • Industry associations 

AOWomen eBook

Available to download for free, this eBook highlights the progress and potential of advancing the diversity agenda in African oil & gas. It includes:

  • Interviews with industry leaders
  • Results of the Africa Oil Week student diversity survey
  • Takeaways from AOWomen at AOW 2019 

SSA: 5 Things to Look For in 2020

This complimentary insight document takes you through 5 things to look for in SSA's upstream in 2020. It covers:
  • Exploration
  • FIDs
  • Capital spend
  • M&A
  • Fiscal - Nigeria's new petroleum bill

Ministerial & VIP Symposium Summary Report

The inaugural Africa Oil Week Ministerial & VIP Symposium took place during AOW's 26th edition. With 182 VIP participants, the Symposium looks to spearhead development in  the African oil, gas and energy sectors, promoting jobs, prosperity, and workforce development by driving investment.

Our partners at Deloitte have kindly compiled this summary report. Download it to find out what was discussed behind closed doors. 

Local Content Webinar

In this webinar, three expert participants from Shell, Wood Mackenzie and the Commonwealth Secretariat ask the question, "can local content thrive in a lower-cost upstream industry?".

The below report is intended as a partner resource. 

Local Content Report

This report, produced in collaboration with our expert partners at Wood Mackenzie, offers a great overview of how local conent, once at emerging trend in Africa, has grown to become the established norm. 

Africa's Gas Boom Report

This report, produced by Africa Oil Week and Wood Mackenzie asks the following:

  • How can Africa’s gas export boom facilitate domestic market development?
  • Why and how should international companies get involved?
  • Case studies of success stories in domestic market development of gas.

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