Nigeria and Mozambique dominate capex outlook in Sub-Saharan Africa

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In Sub-Saharan Africa, Nigeria leads with 10 planned oil and gas projects that are expected to start operations between 2018 and 2025, followed by Mozambique with two projects, according to GlobalData, a leading data and analytics company

In terms of announced projects, Nigeria once again leads with 13 projects, followed by Angola with five announced projects.

GlobalData’s latest report “H1 2018 Production and Capital Expenditure Outlook for Key Planned Upstream Projects in sub-Saharan Africa” indicates that a total of 64 planned and announced crude and natural gas projects are expected to commence operations in Sub-Saharan Africa between 2018 and 2025.

Among these, 20 oil and gas projects represent the number of planned projects with identified development plans and 44 oil and gas projects represent the number of early-stage announced projects that are undergoing conceptual studies and that are expected to get approved for development.

Joseph Gatdula, oil and gas analyst at GlobalData, commented, “The total crude and condensate production from announced and planned projects in Sub-Saharan Africa is expected to be around two mmbbl per day in 2025 and the total natural gas production in 2025 is about 8.1 bcf per day.”

According to the report, proposed capital expenditure (capex) of US$40.7bn is expected to be spent on Sub-Saharan Africa’s planned oil and projects and US$117.1bn is expected to be spent on important announced projects.

Among countries, the top three in terms of highest planned capex spending are Nigeria, Mozambique and Angola with around US$17.3bn, US$7.7bn and US$5.1bn respectively from 2018-2025.

Among companies, Eni SpA, Royal Dutch Shell Plc, and Total SA have the highest level of spending on planned projects with US$7.2bn, and US$5.6bn and US$3.4bn respectively. The highest level of spending on early-stage announced projects is by Royal Dutch Shell Plc, Exxon Mobil Corp and Eni SpA with US$15.5bn, US$12.9bn and US$6.9bn spent on capex respectively.

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