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Sub-Saharan Africa’s oil and gas industry is growing rapidly, producing significant opportunities for automation and control solution (ACS) suppliers. An expansion of ACS revenue will be driven by investments in industry-supporting infrastructure, an increasing focus on improving industry efficiencies, and rising exploration and production (E&P), with the East African landscape providing key potential opportunities. This research service outlines the existing and projected market for ACS within the oil and gas industry between 2012 and 2019, focusing specifically on Nigeria, Kenya, and Uganda. This includes an analysis of the primary drivers and restraints of the market and the anticipated evolution of the market.

Key Findings
-This research service provides an exploratory analysis of the automation and control solutions (ACS) market within Sub-Saharan Africa’s (SSA) oil and gas industry from 2009 to 2019.
-Three SSA countries—Nigeria, Uganda, and Kenya—were selected for this exploratory study based on the growing oil and gas industry in these countries.
-Nigeria was chosen as a representation of a mature oil and gas industry in SSA, while Uganda and Kenya were chosen due to their oil and gas industry growth potential.
-In terms of revenue, the total ACS market within the oil and gas industries of these SSA countries amounted to $million in 2012.
-Distributed control systems (DCS) accounted for the bulk ( %) of SSA’s ACS market revenue in 2012, being the preferred ACS technology within the oil and gas industry. Supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) and safety instrumented solutions (SIS) solutions have also captured large portions of demand.
-Conventional DCS solutions have historically attracted the majority of market revenues due to the conservative nature of oil and gas industry participants. Companies demonstrate a reluctance to implement new, advanced ACS systems.
-DCS solutions are consequently expected to continue to account for the majority of product purchase types during the forecast period. However, demand for advanced SCADA and SIS solutions are anticipated to grow more rapidly than demand for DCS.
-Demand for ACS products is directly linked to the sector’s capital expenditure on expansion and upgrade projects in upstream, midstream, and downstream operations.
-Limited refinery projects are anticipated in the short term. However, such projects should materialise in the long term as the region seeks to bridge the gap between crude oil production and refining activities, particularly leading to a rise in DCS and manufacturing execution systems (MES) spend.
-In the medium term, expenditure on ACS technologies will come as a result of investment in exploration and production (E&P), and pipeline and storage terminal infrastructure.
-Other key drivers of the ACS market will include increased interest in unconventional fossil fuel resources and an industry focus on improving operational efficiency. Inefficient policy framework and decision making could, however, limit growth potential.
-As a result, the ACS market within Sub-Saharan Africa’s oil and gas industry is anticipated to be valued at $ million by 2019.

Table Of Contents

Automation and Control Solutions in Sub-Saharan Africa's Oil and Gas Industry—An Analysis of 3 Leading Countries
1. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

Executive Summary
Key Findings
Market Engineering Measurements
CEO's Perspective

2. MARKET OVERVIEW

Market Overview
Sub-Saharan Africa Macroeconomic Overview
Introduction to Sub-Saharan Africa's Oil and Gas Industry
ACS Demand in Sub-Saharan Africa's Oil and Gas Industry
Market Definitions
Research Scope and Objectives
Key Questions This Study Will Answer
Market Segmentation
Market Distribution Channels

3. DRIVERS AND RESTRAINTS—TOTAL ACS MARKET IN THE OIL AND GAS INDUSTRY

Drivers and Restraints—Total ACS Market in the Oil and Gas Industry
Drivers and Restraints
Market Drivers
Drivers Explained
Market Restraints
Restraints Explained

4. FORECASTS AND TRENDS—TOTAL ACS MARKET IN THE OIL AND GAS INDUSTRY

Forecasts and Trends—Total ACS Market in the Oil and Gas Industry
Market Engineering Measurements
Forecast Assumptions
Revenue Forecast
Revenue Forecast Discussion
Per cent Revenue Forecast by Country
Revenue Forecast by Country
Revenue Forecast by Country Discussion

5. MARKET SHARE AND COMPETITIVE ANALYSIS—TOTAL ACS MARKET IN THE OIL AND GAS INDUSTRY

Market Share and Competitive Analysis—Total ACS Market in the Oil and Gas Industry
Market Share
Market Share Analysis
Competitive Environment
Competitive Factors and Assessment

6. NIGERIA ANALYSIS

Nigeria Analysis
Nigerian Economic Overview
Nigerian Oil and Gas Industry Overview
Market Engineering Measurements
ACS Market in the Oil and Gas Industry Overview
ACS Market in the Oil and Gas Industry—Upstream Exploration and Production
ACS Market in the Oil and Gas Industry—Midstream Pipelines and Storage
ACS Market in the Oil and Gas Industry—Downstream Refining and Processing
ACS Market in the Oil and Gas Industry—Capital Expenditure
Revenue Forecast
Revenue Forecast Discussion
Competitive Analysis

7. KENYA ANALYSIS

Kenya Analysis
Kenyan Economic Overview
Kenyan Oil and Gas Industry Overview
Market Engineering Measurements
ACS Market in the Oil and Gas Industry Overview
ACS Market in the Oil and Gas Industry—Upstream Exploration
ACS Market in the Oil and Gas Industry—Midstream Pipelines and Logistics
ACS Market in the Oil and Gas Industry—Downstream Refineries
ACS Market in the Oil and Gas Industry—Infrastructure Expansion
ACS Market in the Oil and Gas Industry—Public Sector Activity
ACS Market in the Oil and Gas Industry—Capital Expenditure
Revenue Forecast
Revenue Forecast Discussion
Competitive Analysis

8. UGANDA ANALYSIS

Uganda Analysis
Ugandan Economic Overview
Ugandan Oil and Gas Industry Overview
Market Engineering Measurements
ACS Market in the Oil and Gas Industry Overview
ACS Market in the Oil and Gas Industry—Upstream Exploration and Production
ACS Market in the Oil and Gas Industry—Midstream Pipeline and Storage Infrastructure
ACS Market in the Oil and Gas Industry—Downstream Refineries
ACS Market in the Oil and Gas Industry—Public Sector Activity
ACS Market in the Oil and Gas Industry—Capital Expenditure
Revenue Forecast
Revenue Forecast Discussion
Competitive Analysis

9. THE LAST WORD

The Last Word
The Last Word—3 Big Predictions
Legal Disclaimer

10. APPENDIX

Appendix
Market Engineering Methodology
Table of Acronyms Used
Partial List of Suppliers Interviewed
Learn More—Next Steps

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