Morocco Gas Markets, 2012

Published: October 2012
No. of Pages: 77
   

Morocco Gas Markets, 2012

Summary

This profile is the essential source for top-level energy industry data and information. The report provides an overview of each of the key sub-segments of the energy industry in Morocco. It details the market structure, regulatory environment, infrastructure and provides historical and forecasted statistics relating to the supply/demand balance for each of the key sub-segments. It also provides information relating to the natural gas assets (gas fields and pipelines) in Morocco. The report compares the investment environment in Morocco with other countries in the region. The profiles of the major companies operating in the natural gas sector in Morocco together with the latest news and deals are also included in the report.

Scope

- Historic and forecast data relating to production, consumption, imports, exports and reserves are provided for each industry sub-segment for the period 2000-2020.
- Historical and forecast data and information for all the major gas fields in Morocco for the period 2005-2016.
- Operator and equity details for major natural gas assets in Morocco.
- Key information relating to market regulations, key energy assets and the key companies operating in the Morocco’s energy industry.
- Information on the top companies in the Morocco including business description, strategic analysis, and financial information.
- Product and brand updates, strategy changes, R&D projects, corporate expansions and contractions and regulatory changes.
- Key mergers and acquisitions, partnerships, private equity and venture capital investments, and IPOs.

Reasons to buy

- Gain a strong understanding of the country’s energy market.
- Facilitate market analysis and forecasting of future industry trends.
- Facilitate decision making on the basis of strong historic and forecast production, reserves and capacity data.
- Assess your competitor’s major natural gas assets and their performance.
- Analyze the latest news and financial deals in the gas sector of each country.
- Develop strategies based on the latest operational, financial, and regulatory events.
- Do deals with an understanding of how competitors are financed, and the mergers and partnerships that have shaped the market.
- Identify and analyze the strengths and weaknesses of the leading companies in the country.

Morocco Gas Markets, 2012

1 Table of Contents
1 Table of Contents 2
1.1 List of Tables 6
1.2 List of Figures 7
2 Morocco Energy Sector 8
2.1 Morocco Energy Sector, Market Overview 8
2.2 Morocco Energy Sector, Natural Gas 8
2.2.1 Morocco Natural Gas, Overview 8
2.2.2 Morocco Natural Gas, Supply and Demand Balance 9
2.2.3 Morocco Natural Gas, Regulatory Structure 14
2.2.4 Morocco Natural Gas, Infrastructure 14
3 Morocco Gas Upstream Investment Environment Benchmarking 15
3.1 Introduction 15
3.2 The Overall Ranking 15
3.3 Upstream Fiscal Attractiveness 15
3.3.1 Maximum Government Take Index 17
3.3.2 Maximum State Participation 17
3.4 Gas Sector Performance 17
3.4.1 Exploration Activity 19
3.4.2 Gas Production 20
3.4.3 Gas Reserves 20
3.4.4 Gas Consumption 21
3.5 Economic Performance 21
3.5.1 GDP Growth Index 22
3.5.2 FDI Confidence Index 22
3.5.3 Balance of Trade Index 23
3.6 Socio-Political Performance 23
3.6.1 Democracy Index 24
3.6.2 Governance Index 24
4 Morocco Exploration and Production Sector 25
4.1 Morocco Exploration and Production Sector, Country Snapshot 25
4.1.1 Morocco Exploration and Production Sector, Key Data 25
4.1.2 Morocco Exploration and Production Sector, Natural Gas Assets Map 25
4.1.3 Morocco Exploration and Production Sector, Marketed Natural Gas-Historical Production by Type 26
4.1.4 Morocco Exploration and Production Sector, Marketed Natural Gas Production by Major Assets 27
4.1.5 Morocco Exploration and Production Sector, Market Share based on Marketed Equity Weighted Natural Gas Production 27
4.2 Morocco Exploration and Production Sector, Forecasted Production 28
4.2.1 Morocco Exploration and Production Sector, Marketed Natural Gas Production Forecast 28
4.3 Morocco Exploration and Production Sector, Natural Gas Asset Details 29
4.3.1 Morocco Exploration and Production Sector, Active Major Natural Gas Asset Details 29
4.4 Morocco Exploration and Production Sector, Major Gas Discoveries 29
4.4.1 Morocco Exploration and Production Sector, Number of Major Gas Discoveries 29
4.4.2 Morocco Exploration and Production Sector, Major Gas Discovery Details 30
4.5 Morocco Exploration and Production Sector, Recent Discoveries 31
4.5.1 Apr 15, 2011: Circle Oil Announces Gas Discovery At KSR-11 Exploration Well On Sebou Permit In Rharb Basin, Morocco 31
4.5.2 Feb 08, 2011: Circle Oil Announces New Gas Discovery In Morocco 32
4.5.3 Jan 24, 2011: Circle Oil Discovers Gas At ADD-1 Exploration Well In Rharb Basin, Morocco 32
4.5.4 Jan 04, 2011: Circle Oil Announces Gas Discovery At KSR-10 Exploration Well In Rharb Basin, Morocco 33
4.6 Morocco Exploration and Production Sector, Drilling and Production Updates 34
4.6.1 Jul 03, 2012: Pura Vida Energy''s Work Program On Mazagan Permit Ahead Of Schedule 34
4.6.2 Mar 29, 2012: San Leon Energy Provides Update On Prospective Resources Estimates 35
4.6.3 Mar 29, 2012: Ithaca Energy Provides 2011 Reserves Update 36
4.6.4 Feb 28, 2012: Circle Oil Provides Reserves Update 38
4.6.5 Mar 15, 2011: Circle Oil Spuds KSR-11 Well At Rharb Basin In Morocco 39
5 Morocco Pipeline Sector 40
5.1 Morocco Pipeline Sector, Key Data 40
5.2 Morocco Pipeline Sector, An Overview 40
5.3 Morocco Pipeline Sector, Key Natural Gas Pipeline Companies 40
5.4 Morocco Pipeline Sector, Natural Gas Pipelines 41
6 Profile of Kosmos Energy Ltd 42
6.1 Kosmos Energy Ltd, Key Information 42
6.2 Kosmos Energy Ltd, Company Overview 42
6.3 Kosmos Energy Ltd, Business Description 42
6.3.1 Business Overview 42
6.4 Kosmos Energy Ltd, SWOT Analysis 43
6.4.1 Overview 43
6.4.2 Kosmos Energy Ltd Strengths 44
6.4.3 Kosmos Energy Ltd Weaknesses 44
6.4.4 Kosmos Energy Ltd Opportunities 45
6.4.5 Kosmos Energy Ltd Threats 46
7 Profile of Serica Energy plc. 47
7.1 Serica Energy plc., Key Information 47
7.2 Serica Energy plc., Company Overview 47
7.3 Serica Energy plc., Business Description 47
7.3.1 Business Overview 47
8 Profile of Office National des Hydrocarbures et des Mines 49
8.1 Office National des Hydrocarbures et des Mines, Key Information 49
8.2 Office National des Hydrocarbures et des Mines, Company Overview 49
8.3 Office National des Hydrocarbures et des Mines, Business Description 49
8.3.1 Business Overview 49
9 Financial Deals Landscape 51
9.1 Detailed Deal Summary 51
9.1.1 Acquisition 51
9.1.2 Partnerships 54
9.1.3 Asset Transactions 56
10 Recent Developments 65
10.1 License Awards 65
10.1.1 Aug 29, 2012: San Leon Energy Announces Award Of Additional Blocks To Existing Tarfaya Oil Shale Acreage And Extension Of Exclusivity Period 65
10.2 Other Significant Developments 65
10.2.1 Sep 17, 2012: Pura Vida Energy Completes Reprocessing Of 3D Seismic Data Over Mazagan Permit Offshore Morocco 65
10.2.2 Jul 31, 2012: Tangiers Petroleum Provides Operations Update 66
10.2.3 Apr 30, 2012: Longreach Oil and Gas Provides Operations Update 68
10.2.4 Apr 30, 2012: Tangiers Petroleum Provides Operations Update 70
10.2.5 Feb 13, 2012: Circle Oil Provides Update On Operations At Rharb Basin Permits In Morocco 71
10.2.6 Jan 24, 2012: Longreach Oil and Gas Completes 2D Seismic Campaign On Zag License In Morocco 71
10.2.7 Jan 13, 2012: San Leon Energy Provides Tarfaya Oil Shale Project Update 72
10.2.8 Jan 11, 2012: Circle Oil Announces Successful Completion Of Moroccan Seismic Surveys 73
10.2.9 Nov 30, 2011: Tangiers Petroleum Provides Update On New Cretaceous Prospects In Tarfaya Block Offshore Morocco 73
10.3 New Contracts Announcements 74
10.3.1 Dec 19, 2011: Tangiers Petroleum Signs Contract With Polarcus For Morocco Exploration Program 74
11 Appendix 75
11.1 Abbreviations 75
11.2 Methodology 75
11.2.1 Coverage 75
11.2.2 Secondary Research 76
11.2.3 Primary Research 76
11.3 Contact Us 76
11.4 Disclaimer 77

1.1 List of Tables
Table 1: Morocco, Historic and Forecast Production and Consumption of Natural Gas, Bcf, 2000-2020 9
Table 2: Morocco, Historic and Forecast Imports of Natural Gas, Bcf, 2000-2020 11
Table 3: Morocco, Historic Reserves of Natural Gas, Bcf, 2000-2011 13
Table 4: North Africa, Investment Benchmarking, Overall Country Rankings, Sep 2012 15
Table 5: North Africa, Investment Benchmarking, Upstream Fiscal Attractiveness, Sep 2012 16
Table 6: North Africa, Investment Benchmarking, Gas Sector Performance, Sep 2012 17
Table 7: North Africa, Investment Benchmarking, Economic Performance, Sep 2012 21
Table 8: North Africa, Country Standings, by FDI Confidence- GDP Growth & Gas Production, Sep 2012 21
Table 9: North Africa, Investment Benchmarking, Socio-Political Performance, Sep 2012 23
Table 10: North Africa, Country Standings, Socio-Political Performance, by Exploration Growth- FDI Confidence and Governance, Sep 2012 23
Table 11: Morocco, Natural Gas Key Statistics, 2011 25
Table 12: Morocco, Marketed Natural Gas Production (%) by Type, 2003- 2011 26
Table 13: Morocco, Marketed Natural Gas Production (MMcf), by Major Assets, 2003-2011 27
Table 14: Morocco, Market Share (%) of Companies based on Marketed Equity Weighted Natural Gas Production, 2003-2011 27
Table 15: Morocco, Marketed Natural Gas Production (MMcf), Forecast by Assets, 2012- 2016 28
Table 16: Morocco, Active Major Gas Field Asset Details 29
Table 17: Morocco, Number of Major Gas Discoveries, 2006-2011 29
Table 18: Morocco, Major Gas Discovery Details, 2006-2011 30
Table 19: Morocco, Pipeline Key Statistics, Sep 2012 40
Table 20: Morocco, Natural Gas Pipeline Length by Company (Km), Sep 2012 40
Table 21: Morocco, Natural Gas Pipelines, Sep 2012 41
Table 22: Kosmos Energy, Ltd, Key Facts 42
Table 23: Kosmos Energy, Ltd, SWOT Analysis 43
Table 24: Serica Energy plc, Key Facts 47
Table 25: Office National des Hydrocarbures et des Mines, Key Facts 49
Table 26: PetroChina Plans To Acquire Oil And Gas Companies In Central Asia, East Africa, Australia And Canada 51
Table 27: MENA Hydrocarbons Completes Acquisition Of Mideast Energy For $0.85 Million 52
Table 28: TransAtlantic Worldwide Acquires Three Subsidiaries Of Direct Petroleum Exploration 53
Table 29: San Leon Energy Awarded Four Oil Shale Permits In Morocco 54
Table 30: Sonatrach Plans To Form Partnership With Shell And Exxon Mobil 55
Table 31: Chariot Oil And Gas To Acquire 75% Interest In Loukos And Casablanca/Safi Exploration Licenses In Morocco From Maghreb Petroleum Exploration 56
Table 32: Cairn Energy To Acquire 50% Interest In Foum Draa Block, Offshore Morocco For $61.5 Million 57
Table 33: Genel Energy To Acquire 60% Interest In Sidi Moussa Block, Offshore Morocco For $51.3 Million 58
Table 34: San Leon Energy To Acquire 25% Interest In Two Exploration Licenses From Serica Energy 60
Table 35: Pura Vida Energy To Sell Its Mazagan Permit In Essaouira Basin Of Morocco 61
Table 36: East West Petroleum Acquires 75% Interest In Doukkala Block In Morocco From Office National des Hydrocarbures et des Mines 61
Table 37: TransAtlantic Petroleum Plans To Sell Oil And Gas Properties In Morocco 62
Table 38: Longreach Oil and Gas Completes Acquisition Of 50% Operating Interest In Sidi Moktar Licenses From Maghreb Petroluem 63
Table 39: DVM International To Acquire 75% Interest In Tarfaya Offshore Block, Morocco 64

1.2 List of Figures
Figure 1: Morocco, Primary Energy Consumption Split By Fuel Type (%), 2011 8
Figure 2: Morocco, Natural Gas Production And Consumption, Bcf, 2000-2020 10
Figure 3: Morocco, Natural Gas Imports, Bcf, 2000-2020 12
Figure 4: Morocco, Natural Gas Reserves, Bcf, 2000-2011 13
Figure 5: North Africa, Country Standings, Upstream Fiscal Attractiveness, Sep 2012 16
Figure 6: North Africa, Country Standings, Gas Sector Performance, by Reserves-Exploration & Production, Sep 2012 18
Figure 7: North Africa, Country Standings, Gas Sector Performance, by Production & Consumption, Sep 2012 19
Figure 8: North Africa, Country Standings, Number of Exploration Blocks Awarded, Sep 2012 20
Figure 9: North Africa, Country Standings, Economic Performance, by FDI Confidence- GDP Growth & Gas Production, Sep 2012 22
Figure 10: North Africa, Country Standings, Socio-Political Performance, by Exploration Growth- FDI Confidence and Governance, Sep 2012 24
Figure 11: Morocco, Natural Gas Assets Map, Sep 2012 25
Figure 12: Morocco, Marketed Natural Gas Production (%) by Type, 2003-2011 26
Figure 13: Morocco, Market Share (%) of Companies based on Marketed Equity Weighted Natural Gas Production, 2011 28
Figure 14: Morocco, Number of Major Gas Discoveries, 2006- 2011 30

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