Africa Rocks

High Impact Wells

Africa Rocks

Register below to watch Part 2 of the exclusive interview on Gazania-1 where Justin asks Tobias several pertinent questions including:

  • The rationale behind the farm down
  • The impact that the passing of the Upstream Petroleum Resource Development Bill has on the well
  • Potential risks
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Map of Africa High Impact Wells
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Over the next few years Africa will play host to several High Impact Wells, all of which if positive have the potential to shift the E&P landscape.

These wells will test prospects in deeper water than have ever before been tested (Total's Ondjaba - 1), test basins that have never been drilled before (Invictus Energy's Mzarabani - 1) or be the first exploratory well ever drilled in a country (Galp's Jaca-1).

Others are relatively low risk, but if positive may be transformational for a country (AziNam's Gazania-1) and others may extend prolific super plays (Dana Gas' Thuraya-1).

Interview: The Gazania-1 with Africa Energy

Africa will play host to around 7 High Impact Wells within the next 12 - 18 months, one of which is the highly anticipated Gazania-1 well to be drilled within the Orange-Sub-basin offshore South Africa's west coast. What makes the well particularly exciting is that it is targeting a relatively low risk oil play.

In this exclusive video, Justin Cochrane (GEPS African Regional Research Lead) talks to Tobias Tonsing (Principal Geophysicist at Africa Energy) about the upcoming well.

Interview: The Mzarabani-1 well with Invictus Energy

Just before starting an infill 2D seismic campaign to position the well, Invictus Energy's Founder and Managing Director, Scott Macmillan talks IHS Markit's Cyril Ruchonnet, Associate Director for African Regional Research, through this potential play and basin opener. Watch this interview below:

Interview: The Thuraya-1 well with Dana Gas

In Block 6 within the Levantine Basin offshore Egypt, , Dana Gas' Thuraya 1 well will target dual objectives: two low relief four-way dip closures in the Oligocene basin floor fan sandstones and a Cretaceous-(Paleogene?) 800-m vertical reef complex analogous to the Zohr field. With a potential of several Tcf of wet gas, the prospect to be drilled is strategically positioned to feed Egypt's East Med. Gas Hub and fill the decline curve of the region's producing fields in a few years.

As the well's technical design studies get underway, Dana Gas CEO Dr. Patrick Allman-Ward talks to IHS Markit's Cyril Ruchonnet, Associate Director for African Regional Research, about this potential new game changer for Egypt's gas sector.

Video: The Thuraya-1 well with Dana Gas

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