The Republic of Congo (Congo Brazzaville) is the third largest oil producer in Sub-Sahara, with an output that peaked at around 320,000 bopd in 2010 according to Wood Mackenzie. 95% of the production in Congo is located offshore, approximately half of which is in deep water.
New offshore developments, such as Total’s Moho Nord, have reinvigorated the upstream sector. Though the country reached a new all-time peak output in 2018, more developments will be needed to ease future production decline.
Initially discovered in 1979, PNGF Sud commenced production in 1987 and is currently producing approximately 22,000 bopd gross from four oil fields, Tchibouela, Tchendo, Tchibeli and Litanzi. Following the entry of the new licence group in 2017 operated by Perenco, significant operational improvements have been made, increasing gross production, and reducing operating costs. There is a potential to increase production to 30,000 bopd, mainly through work-over and infill drilling.
All four fields of PNGF Sud in the Cenomanien and Turonian reservoirs yielded gross 1P reserves of 66.9 MMbbls and gross 2P reserves of 102.5 MMbbls in the same reservoirs as per January 2020.
Licenses: Tchendo II, Tchibuoela II, Tchibeli-Litanzi II
Production net to PN: 2,300 bopd
Ownership: 10.5% (indirect through part of Hemla E&P Congo interest)
Partners: SNPC (15%), Perenco (Operator, 40%), Hemla E&P Congo S.A. (20%), Continent Congo S.A. (10%), Africa Oil & Gas Corporation (10%) and Petro Congo (5%).