Gabon Energy

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Gabon is banking on its deepwater resources to achieve its ambitious target of doubling oil production to 500,000 barrels per day (bpd) by 2025. The discoveries since mid-2013 by Total, Shell and Eni in its pre-salt formations and those by its neighbours in the Gulf of Guinea have raised hopes that its offshore resources mirror those of Brazil,...

How has the recent drop in oil prices affected Gabon, and how is the industry responding?

Oil remains the lifeblood of Gabon’s economy, representing half of state revenues and around 80% of its export earnings in 2014. The country benefits from relatively light, sweet crude from accessible onshore deposits, and has potential in deep offshore blocks. However, the absence of any major new oil discoveries, declining production at mature...

Chapter | Energy from The Report: Gabon 2015

Oil is the lifeblood of Gabon’s economy, representing half of state revenues and around 80% of export earnings in 2014. The absence of major new discoveries, declining production at mature fields and the halving of oil prices over the past year have dampened the short-term outlook, leading to a push for enhanced oil recovery and new exploration. If confirmed, recent offshore gas discoveries...

An upper-middle-income country situated on the Gulf of Guinea, Gabon is one of Africa’s leading oil producers. With a population of around 1.7m and a stable political system, it plays a leading role in the region through its membership in the CEMAC economic bloc.

Le sommet inaugural du mois de Juillet dernier portant sur le contenu local a mis en lumière les efforts déployés par le gouvernement gabonais et le secteur privé afin que les bénéfices des secteurs phares du pétrole et du gaz profitent aux populations locales. 

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