The market for Equatorial Guinea's oil and gas midstream is expected to register a CAGR of more than 0.42% during the forecast period of 2020-2025. Factors, such as increasing gas production, the government's push to invest in the pipelines, and new discoveries of oil fields, are expected to boost the demand for the Equatorial Guinea oil and gas midstream market during the forecast period. However, Equatorial Guinea is facing declining oil production and fiscal pressure because of the sustained decline in oil prices. This factor, in turn, is expected to have a negative impact on the growth of the market in the coming years.
- The pipeline sector is expected to witness growth due to the government's push in the oil and gas midstream sector. Increasing gas production is likely to incentivize investors in the oil and gas pipeline market.
- Equatorial Guinea has approximately 1,100 million barrels of proven oil reserves. An increase in the production of oil due to the oil reservoirs may lead to an opportunity for the companies working in the midstream industry, as better infrastructure may be required for transportation and storage.
- Continued fall in the production of oil in the country caused concern in the industry about its revival. Measures are being taken to produce oil from more blocks by the government, but a sizeable positive trend from the current production may not be expected in the short-term.
Key Market Trends
Pipeline Sector to Witness Growth
- Production of gas in Equatorial Guinea increased significantly by 5.73%, year-on-year, from 6200 million cubic meters, in 2015 to 7750 million cubic meters, in 2018.
- In 2019, the Ministry of Mines and Hydrocarbons in Equatorial Guinea approved a 100 million USD offshore gas pipelay award to Saipem. The 70-km, 950 million standard cubic feet per day (mmscfd) capacity pipeline will take gas from the Noble Energy-operated offshore Alen field to the onshore Punto Europa LNG complex at Bioko Island.
- The Bioko terminal is proposed to include 22 storage tanks with a total capacity of 1.2 million cubic meters. A deal with Saudi Arabian companies did not go through in 2018, but the government is looking for other investors for the project.
- Hence, pipeline capacity is expected to increase slightly during the forecast period due to an increase in the production of natural gas.
Decreasing Oil Production to Restrain the Market
- Consumption of natural gas decreased in the region, by 5.2%, year-on-year, from 5,200 barrels per day (bpd), in 2016 to 4,916 bpd, in 2019. Decreasing economic activity in the country is one of the major reasons for the steep decline.
- The oil production declined in the country, by 7.91%, year-on-year, from 12.1 million metric ton, in 2015 to 8.7 million metric ton, in 2018. Decreasing production of oil in the country, which is also its main exporting commodity, caused fiscal restriction on the government of Equatorial Guinea.
- The Zafiro field, operated by ExxonMobil, remains the country's largest source of oil output and export. However, average production declined to around 90,000 barrels per day (bpd) in 2019 from a peak of 280,000 bpd in 2004.
- However, the Equatorial Guinea oil and gas midstream industry is expected to grow slightly during the forecast period due to the expected increase in production as new fields are further produced.
The Equatorial Guinea oil and gas midstream market is consolidated. The major companies include Saipem SPA, Maritime Developments Ltd, Sociedad Nacional de GE, Equatorial Guinea of Petroleum, and Marathon Oil Company.
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Table of Contents
1.2 Market Definition
1.3 Study Assumptions
4.2 Market Size and Demand Forecast in USD million, until 2025
4.3 Recent Trends and Developments
4.4 Government Policies and Regulations
4.5 Market Dynamics
4.6 Supply Chain Analysis
4.7 PESTLE ANALYSIS
220.127.116.11 Existing Infrastructure
18.104.22.168 Projects in Pipeline
22.214.171.124 Upcoming Projects
126.96.36.199 Existing Infrastructure
188.8.131.52 Projects in Pipeline
184.108.40.206 Upcoming Projects
5.3 LNG Terminals
220.127.116.11 Existing Infrastructure
18.104.22.168 Projects in Pipeline
22.214.171.124 Upcoming Projects
6.2 Strategies Adopted by Leading Players
6.3 Company Profiles
6.3.1 Saipem SPA
6.3.2 Maritime Developments Ltd
6.3.3 Sociedad Nacional de GE
6.3.4 Equatorial Guinea of ??Petroleum
6.3.5 Marathon Oil Company