AREA (on): ,000 km2

OIL PEAK: 2016 (forecast)



West Africa is seeing and will continue to see for at least 5 years exceptional oil output growth from offshore areas. This is almost solely due to oil from the deep waters of Angola, Nigeria and other countries south of Nigeria plus Ghana. By 2014 the rate of increase will be reduced and the region will then reach peak output soon after.

Gas production is comparatively modest but is also growing rapidly as new LNG plants and pipelines are planned and flaring is reduced.



As new gas supplies come onstream indigenous consumption is growing. There are also some above average increases in oil consumption in the new exporting countries of Angola and Equatorial Guinea.

However these will still allow strong growth in exports of oil and, from 2011, gas. Exports of oil flatten off after 2013 in response to lower rates of production increase.


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