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



Summary



GBI Research, a leading business intelligence provider, has released its latest research, “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”. The study, produced by the company’s Energy Research Group, 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. This report has been compiled using data and information sourced from proprietary databases, primary and secondary research and in-house analysis by GBI Research’s team of industry experts.



Scope


- Overview and analysis of the offshore drilling industry in the Middle East and Africa
- Analysis of past market trends and forecasts to 2016
- Analysis and forecast for offshore wells drilled and offshore drilling expenditure
- Country-specific data analysis of Nigeria, Angola, Libya, Egypt, Qatar, UAE, Iran, and Saudi Arabia
- Analysis of opportunities and challenges in the emerging markets of the offshore drilling industry of Middle East and Africa
- Analysis of the competitive scenario for the offshore drilling industry in the Middle East and Africa



Reasons to buy


- Develop business strategies with the help of specific insights into the offshore drilling industry in Middle East and Africa.
- Identify opportunities and challenges in the offshore drilling industry in Middle East and Africa
- Increase future revenues and profitability with the help of insights on the future opportunities and critical success factors in the offshore drilling industry in the Middle East and Africa
- Benchmark operations and strategies against major players in the offshore drilling industry in Middle East and Africa

Table Of Contents

Table of Contents

1 Table of Contents 6
1.1 List of Tables 8
1.2 List of Figures 9
2 Introduction 10
3 Introduction to Offshore Drilling Industry 11
3.1 Offshore Drilling and Major Offshore Areas in Middle East and Africa 11
3.2 Impact of Offshore Exploration Business on Offshore Drilling Business 11
3.3 Importance of Various Local Government and Private Regulations Influences Offshore Exploration and Drilling Business 11
3.3.1 Offshore Drilling Business Development and Key Bid Evaluation Criteria 11
3.3.2 Technical Suitability 12
3.3.3 Price 12
3.3.4 Availability 12
3.4 Offshore Drilling Industry and Its Role as Part of Upstream Oil and Gas Industry Value Chain 12
3.5 Types of Rig and Support Services 13
3.5.1 Mobile Bottom-Supported Rigs 13
3.5.2 Floating Rigs 13
3.5.3 Key Technologies Used as Supporting Mechanisms in Floating Rigs 14
3.5.4 Subsea Production and Processing Systems 14
3.6 Offshore Drilling Technology Concepts 15
3.6.1 Exploratory Wells 15
3.6.2 Appraisal Wells 15
3.6.3 Development Wells 15
3.6.4 Deepwater Drilling 15
3.6.5 Rotary Drilling Procedures 15
3.7 Key Allied Segments Supplementing the Core Offshore Drilling Business 16
3.7.1 Oilfield Services 16
3.7.2 Geo-Scientific Support Services 16
3.7.3 Rig Support Services 16
3.7.4 Engineering and Equipment Support Services 16
4 Key Trends and Challenges for Offshore Drilling Industry in Middle East and Africa 17
4.1 Increasing Offshore Discoveries in Middle East and Africa Boost Exploration Activities in the Region 17
4.2 Floating Production Storage and Offloading Vessels to Play Vital Role in Oil and Gas Production Offshore Middle East and Africa 21
4.3 West Africa Deepwater Pre-Salt Plays Rapidly Becoming Established as Potential Areas for Exploration Activities 22
4.4 Increasing Piracy Attacks Impede the Planned Growth of Oil and Gas Markets of Ghana, Ivory Coast, Liberia and Sierra Leone 23
5 Offshore Drilling Forecasts for Middle East and Africa to 2016 24
5.1 Offshore Drilling Expenditure Forecasts for Middle East and Africa to 2016 24
5.2 Offshore Drilling Expenditure Forecasts in the Middle East to 2016, by Country 26
5.3 Offshore Drilling Expenditure Forecasts for Africa to 2016, by Country 28
5.4 Offshore Wells Forecasts for Middle East and Africa to 2016 30
5.5 Offshore Wells Forecasts for Middle East to 2016, by Country 32
5.6 Offshore Wells Forecasts for Africa to 2016, by Country 34
5.7 Profiles of Major Offshore Drilling Contractors for Middle East and Africa 36
5.7.1 Transocean Limited 36
5.7.2 Noble Corporation 37
5.7.3 Diamond Offshore Drilling 37
5.7.4 Ensco International 38
5.7.5 Seadrill 38
6 Key Middle East and Africa Countries’ Offshore Wells and Drilling Expenditure Statistics 39
6.1 Nigeria Offshore Drilling Forecasts to 2016 39
6.1.1 Nigeria, Offshore Drilling Expenditure, 2000-2016 40
6.1.2 Nigeria, Offshore Well Forecasts, 2000-2016 42
6.1.3 Leading Offshore Lease Holders, Nigeria, 2011 44
6.2 Angola Offshore Drilling Forecasts to 2016 46
6.2.1 Angola, Offshore Drilling Expenditure, 2000-2016 47
6.2.2 Angola, Offshore Wells’ Forecasts, 2000-2016 49
6.2.3 Leading Offshore Lease Holders, Angola, 2011 51
6.3 Egypt Offshore Drilling Forecasts to 2016 53
6.3.1 Egypt, Offshore Drilling Expenditure, 2000-2016 53
6.3.2 Egypt, Offshore Wells’ Forecasts, 2000-2016 55
6.3.3 Leading Offshore Lease Holders, Egypt, 2011 57
6.4 Libya Offshore Drilling Forecasts to 2016 58
6.4.1 Libya, Offshore Drilling Expenditure, 2000-2016 58
6.4.2 Libya, Offshore Well Forecasts, 2000-2016 60
6.4.3 Leading Offshore Lease Holders, Libya, 2011 62
6.5 Qatar Offshore Drilling Forecasts to 2016 63
6.5.1 Offshore Drilling Expenditure, Qatar, 2000-2016 63
6.5.2 Offshore Wells Forecasts, Qatar, 2000-2016 65
6.5.3 Leading Offshore Lease Holders, Qatar, 2011 67
6.6 United Arab Emirates Offshore Drilling Forecasts to 2016 68
6.6.1 Offshore Drilling Expenditure, United Arab Emirates, 2000-2016 68
6.6.2 Offshore Wells’ Forecasts, United Arab Emirates, 2000-2016 70
6.6.3 Leading Offshore Lease Holders, United Arab Emirates, 2011 71
6.7 Iran Offshore Drilling Forecasts to 2016 72
6.7.1 Offshore Drilling Expenditure, Iran, 2000-2016 72
6.7.2 Offshore Wells Forecasts, Iran, 2000-2016 74
6.7.3 Leading Offshore Lease Holders, Iran, 2011 75
6.8 Saudi Arabia Offshore Drilling Forecasts to 2016 76
6.8.1 Offshore Drilling Expenditure, Saudi Arabia, 2000-2016 76
6.8.2 Offshore Wells Forecasts, Saudi Arabia, 2000-2016 78
6.9 Middle East and Africa - Offshore Drilling Scenario of Other Countries 80
6.9.1 Offshore Drilling Scenario, Bahrain 80
6.9.2 Offshore Drilling Scenario, Ghana 80
6.9.3 Offshore Drilling Scenario, Sierra Leone 81
6.9.4 Offshore Drilling Scenario, Kenya 82
6.9.5 Offshore Drilling Scenario, Tanzania 83
6.9.6 Offshore Drilling Scenario, Mozambique 84
6.9.7 Offshore Drilling Scenario, Liberia 85
6.9.8 Offshore Drilling Scenario, Republic of the Congo 86
6.9.9 Offshore Drilling Scenario, Equatorial Guinea 86
6.9.10 Offshore Drilling Scenario, Namibia 86
7 Appendix 87
7.1 Market Definition 87
7.2 Methodology 87
7.3 Coverage 87
7.3.1 Secondary Research 87
7.3.2 Primary Research 88
7.3.3 Expert Panel Validation 88
7.4 Abbreviations 88
7.5 Bibliography 89
7.6 Contact Us 89
7.7 About GBI Research 90
7.8 Disclaimer 90



List of Tables

Table 1: Offshore Industry, West Africa, Major Discoveries, 2011 18
Table 2: Offshore Industry, Africa, Major Discoveries, 2012 19
Table 3: Offshore Drilling, Middle East and Africa, Drilling Expenditure ($bn), 2000-2016 25
Table 4: Offshore Drilling, Middle East, Drilling Expenditure ($bn), 2000-2016 27
Table 5: Offshore Drilling, Africa, Drilling Expenditure ($bn), 2000-2016 29
Table 6: Offshore Drilling, Middle East and Africa, Wells Drilled, 2000-2016 31
Table 7: Offshore Drilling, Middle East, Wells Drilled, 2000-2016 33
Table 8: Offshore Drilling, Africa, Wells Drilled, 2000-2016 35
Table 9: Transocean Limited, Rig Fleet Summary, Middle East and Africa, 2012 36
Table 10: Noble Corporation, Rig Fleet Summary, Middle East and Africa, 2012 37
Table 11: Diamond Offshore, Rig Fleet Summary, Middle East and Africa, 2012 37
Table 12: Ensco International, Rig Fleet Summary, Middle East and Africa, 2012 38
Table 13: Seadrill, Rig Fleet Summary, Middle East and Africa, 2012 38
Table 14: Offshore Industry, Nigeria, Planned Upstream Projects 39
Table 15: Offshore Drilling, Nigeria, Drilling Expenditure ($bn), 2000-2016 41
Table 16: Offshore Drilling, Nigeria, Wells Drilled, 2000-2016 43
Table 17: Offshore Industry, Nigeria, Leading Offshore Lease-Holders, 2011 45
Table 18: Offshore Industry, Nigeria, Planned Upstream Projects 46
Table 19: Offshore Drilling, Angola, Drilling Expenditure ($bn), 2000-2016 48
Table 20: Offshore Drilling, Angola, Wells Drilled, 2000-2016 50
Table 21: Offshore Industry, Angola, Leading Offshore Lease-Holders, 2011 52
Table 22: Offshore Drilling, Egypt, Drilling Expenditure ($bn), 2000-2016 54
Table 23: Offshore Drilling, Egypt, Wells Drilled, 2000-2016 56
Table 24: Offshore Industry, Egypt, Leading Offshore Lease-Holders, 2011 57
Table 25: Offshore Drilling, Libya, Drilling Expenditure ($bn), 2000-2016 59
Table 26: Offshore Drilling, Egypt, Wells Drilled, 2000-2016 61
Table 27: Offshore Industry, Libya, Leading Offshore Lease-Holders, 2011 62
Table 28: Offshore Drilling, Qatar, Drilling Expenditure ($bn), 2000-2016 64
Table 29: Offshore Drilling, Qatar, Wells Drilled, 2000-2016 66
Table 30: Offshore Industry, Qatar, Leading Offshore Lease-Holders, 2011 67
Table 31: Offshore Drilling, United Arab Emirates, Drilling Expenditure ($bn), 2000-2016 69
Table 32: Offshore Drilling, United Arab Emirates, Wells Drilled, 2000-2016 71
Table 33: Offshore Industry, United Arab Emirates, Leading Offshore Lease-Holders, 2011 71
Table 34: Offshore Drilling, Iran, Drilling Expenditure ($bn), 2000-2016 73
Table 35: Offshore Drilling, Iran, Wells Drilled, 2000-2016 75
Table 36: Offshore Industry, Iran, Leading Offshore Lease-Holders, 2011 75
Table 37: Offshore Drilling, Saudi Arabia, Drilling Expenditure ($bn), 2000-2016 77
Table 38: Offshore Drilling, Saudi Arabia, Wells Drilled, 2000-2016 79
Table 39: Offshore Industry, Ghana, Leading 10 Companies by Gross Acreage (km2), 2012 81
Table 40: Offshore Industry, Sierra Leone, Leading Companies by Gross Acreage (km2), 2012 82
Table 41: Offshore Industry, Kenya, Leading 10 Companies by Gross Acreage (Sq km), 2012 82
Table 42: Offshore Industry, Tanzania, Leading 10 Companies by Gross Acreage (km2), 2012 83
Table 43: Offshore Industry, Mozambique, Leading 10 Companies by Gross Acreage (km2), 2012 84
Table 44: Offshore Industry, Liberia, Leading 10 Companies by Gross Acreage (km2), 2012 85
Table 45: Offshore Industry, Namibia, Leading 10 Companies by Gross Acreage (km2), 2012 86



List of Figures

Figure 1: Offshore Industry, Middle East and Africa, Number of Discoveries, 2008-2012 17
Figure 2: Floating Production and Storage Offloading Vessel Industry, Middle East and Africa, Number of Active Floating Production and Storage Offloading Vessels by Country, 2011 21
Figure 3: Offshore Drilling, West Africa, Pre-Salt Basins 22
Figure 4: Offshore Drilling, Middle East and Africa, Drilling Expenditure ($bn), 2000-2016 24
Figure 5: Offshore Drilling, Middle East, Drilling Expenditure ($bn), 2000-2016 26
Figure 6: Offshore Drilling Africa, Drilling Expenditure ($bn), 2000-2016 28
Figure 7: Offshore Drilling, Middle East and Africa, Wells Drilled, 2000-2016 30
Figure 8: Offshore Drilling, Middle East, Wells Drilled, 2000-2016 32
Figure 9: Offshore Drilling, Africa, Wells Drilled, 2000-2016 34
Figure 10: Offshore Drilling, Nigeria, Drilling Expenditure ($bn), 2000-2016 40
Figure 11: Offshore Drilling, Nigeria, Wells Drilled, 2000-2016 42
Figure 12: Offshore Industry, Nigeria, Leading Offshore Lease-Holders, 2011 45
Figure 13: Offshore Drilling, Angola, Drilling Expenditure ($bn), 2000-2016 47
Figure 14: Offshore Drilling, Angola, Wells Drilled, 2000-2016 49
Figure 15: Offshore Industry, Angola, Leading Offshore Lease-Holders, 2011 51
Figure 16: Offshore Drilling, Egypt, Drilling Expenditure ($bn), 2000-2016 53
Figure 17: Offshore Drilling, Egypt, Wells Drilled, 2000-2016 55
Figure 18: Offshore Drilling, Libya, Drilling Expenditure ($bn), 2000-2016 58
Figure 19: Offshore Drilling, Libya, Wells Drilled, 2000-2016 60
Figure 20: Offshore Industry, Libya, Leading Offshore Lease-Holders, 2011 62
Figure 21: Offshore Drilling, Qatar, Drilling Expenditure ($bn), 2000-2016 63
Figure 22: Offshore Drilling, Qatar, Wells Drilled, 2000-2016 65
Figure 23: Offshore Drilling, United Arab Emirates, Drilling Expenditure ($bn), 2000-2016 68
Figure 24: Offshore Drilling, United Arab Emirates, Wells Drilled, 2000-2016 70
Figure 25: Offshore Drilling, Iran, Drilling Expenditure ($bn), 2000-2016 72
Figure 26: Offshore Drilling, Iran, Wells Drilled, 2000-2016 74
Figure 27: Offshore Drilling, Saudi Arabia, Drilling Expenditure ($bn), 2000-2016 76
Figure 28: Offshore Drilling, Saudi Arabia, Wells Drilled, 2000-2016 78

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