Drilling Expenditure to Climb to USD 6.67 Billion in 2016 in Angola, Expects GBI Research

28 Mar 2013 • by Natalie Aster

An increase in offshore discoveries is prompting a surge in exploration activity across the Middle East and Africa and driving up the amount spent on drilling. Drilling outlay is expected to grow across all major nations in the region, with those in West Africa leading in terms of exploration activity. Escalating activity in countries relatively new to the offshore drilling industry, such as Sierra Leone and Liberia, may prove to be future competition for the more established nations of West Africa. Ghana is expected to emerge as one of the most prominent countries in West Africa for the exploration of oil and gas, with 16 offshore discoveries made between 2008 and 2012 - second only to Angola, where 22 discoveries were made during the same period. Rig contractors, particularly those like Seadrill and Ensco operating modern units designed for Africa's deepwater plays are set to cash in on the prospecting surge.

In terms of drilling expenditure, Angola is expected to remain the biggest spender in the region by some margin, over the next few years at least. It is expected that drilling expenditure in the Southern African country to continue climbing in the near future, hitting US$6.67 billion in 2016. Day rates for deepwater rigs there are currently at around the $600,000 mark but this is expected to increase in the future.

The report "Offshore Drilling Industry in Middle East and Africa to 2016 - Pre-Salt Potential in West Africa and Significant Gas Finds Off the East African Coast Driving Exploration Activity" by GBI Research provides an in-depth analysis of the offshore drilling market in the Middle East and Africa region and highlights the various concerns, shifting trends and major players in the region. The report provides forecasts for the offshore drilling industry in the Middle East and Africa region up to 2016. The report also provides segmented forecasts for the offshore drilling market in major countries in the Middle East and Africa region. In-depth analysis of key trends and challenges in the offshore drilling market in the region are also provided. An analysis of the competitive scenario, data on the offshore wells and drilling expenditure in the region are also provided for each market segment.

Report Details:

Offshore Drilling Industry in Middle East and Africa to 2016 - Pre-Salt Potential in West Africa and Significant Gas Finds Off the East African Coast Driving Exploration Activity
Published: March, 2013
Pages: 90
Price: US$ 3,500.00

More information can be found in the report “Offshore Drilling Industry in Middle East and Africa to 2016 - Pre-Salt Potential in West Africa and Significant Gas Finds Off the East African Coast Driving Exploration Activity” by GBI Research.

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