Gabon Energy

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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. 

La production d’électricité fait désormais partie des priorités du Gabon : le pays tente en effet de venir à bout des pénuries dans un contexte de hausse de la demande et l’intérêt affiché récemment par des investisseurs en provenance d’Arabie Saoudite contribue à stimuler la confiance dans le secteur.

Gabon is the fifth-largest oil producer in sub-Saharan Africa and oil dominates the economy, accounting for roughly half of state revenues and more than 80% of export revenues. Over the last decade, however, output has declined as the country’s larger oil fields mature, prompting Gabon to encourage activity in smaller blocks expand offshore exploration in new blocks, and...

What is contributing to the current skills shortage?

The offshore oil potential in Gabon has generated significant interest among oil companies in recent years due to the area’s geological similarities with Brazilian pre-salt layers, to the success of offshore blocks elsewhere in the Gulf of Guinea and to indications that it may contain analogous hydrocarbons systems. The large number of companies...

What are the main obstacles to improving electricity and water production?

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