BMI View: Gabon's oil sector remains vulnerable to the decline in global oil prices, with reports of delays to a key upstream project on the back of uncertain economic conditions . Continued upstream investment is indicative of the market's untapped potential, but above ground worries ranging from industrial action to unattractive fiscal terms will remain obstacles to the sustained investment necessary to reverse declining reserves and output.
Headline Forecasts (Gabon 2013-2019)
| || 2013e || 2014e || 2015f || 2016f || 2017f || 2018f || 2019f |
| e/f = BMI estimate/forecast. Source EIA, BMI |
| Crude, NGPL & other liquids prod, 000b/d || 239.3 || 244.0 || 251.4 || 253.9 || 249.3 || 244.8 || 238.4 |
| Dry natural gas production, bcm || 0.1 || 0.1 || 0.3 || 0.4 || 0.5 || 0.6 || 0.6 |
| Dry natural gas consumption, bcm || 0.1 || 0.1 || 0.3 || 0.4 || 0.5 || 0.6 || 0.6 |
| Refined products production & ethanol, 000b/d || 21.1 || 16.9 || 20.2 || 20.8 || 20.8 || 20.8 || 20.8 |
| Refined products consumption & ethanol, 000b/d || 20.0 || 20.6 || 21.7 || 22.9 || 24.1 || 25.4 || 26.6 |
The main trends and developments we highlight for Gabon's oil and gas sector are as follows:
While we expect some near-term gains in oil production, the longer term trend for Gabon's oil sector is one of decline, due to both natural depletion at maturing fields and limited new production coming on stream.
The Dussafu pre-salt development poses upside risk to our forecast from around the end of the decade, but the outlook for the project remains uncertain. It was reported that operator Harvest planned to drill additional wells on the Dussafu permit before reaching a conclusion on how best to develop the block, and in August 2015 Panor Energy, a partner on the block, took a USD32.4mn charge after it was announced the entire development would be reviewed.
Although Gabon's deepwater potential offers significant upside risk to our view, the country's new hydrocarbons law has...
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Summary of BMI’s key forecasts and industry analysis, covering oil and gas reserves, supply, demand and refining, plus analysis of landmark company developments and key changes in the regulatory environment.
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- Pricing: Oil price (USD/bbl, WTI, Brent, OPEC basket, Urals); oil products prices (unleaded gasoline, gasoil/diesel, jet/kerosene – USD/bbl) at global hubs.
- Production, Consumption, Capacity & Reserves: Proven oil reserves (bn barrels), production, consumption, refinery capacity and throughputs (‘000b/d); proven gas reserves (tcm), production and consumption (bcm) and fuels trade.
- Imports & Exports: Crude oil exports/imports (‘000s b/d) and value of crude oil trade in USD. Fuels exports/imports (‘000s b/d) and value of fuels trade in USD. Natural gas imports/exports (bcm), by pipeline and/or LNG, and value of natural gas trade.
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A profile of the upstream and downstream sectors, including analysis of reserves, output, consumption and trade of energy products; overview of the industry landscape and key players; assessment of the business operating environment and the latest regulatory developments.
Comparative company analyses by USD sales, % share of total sales, number of employees, year established, ownership structure, oil production (‘000b/d), gas production (bcm), downstream capacity (‘000b/d) and % market share.
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