The total crude oil and condensate production of Africa in 2022 decreased by 0.81% when compared to 2021. The largest oil producing countries in Africa are Nigeria, Angola, and Algeria. Through to 2030, annual crude oil and condensate production is forecasted to decrease by a CAGR of 3.31%. GlobalData uses proprietary data and analytics to provide a complete picture of the global oil & gas fields segment. Buy the latest oil & gas fields profiles here.

Here are the 10 largest upcoming crude oil fields by reserves in Africa, according to GlobalData’s Oil & Gas, Upstream Fields Database.

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1. Tilenga

Tilenga is located in Masindi, Uganda. This crude oil field is owned by China National Offshore Oil, TotalEnergies, Uganda National Oil Co and operated by Total E&P Uganda. Production from this field is expected to begin in 2025 and is forecasted to peak in 2026, approximately at the rate of 0.19mmbpd of crude oil and condensate. Based on GlobalData estimates, production will continue until the field reaches its economic limit in 2057. Buy the profile here.

2. Bonga Southwest/Aparo

Bonga Southwest/Aparo is located in Gulf of Guinea, Nigeria. This crude oil field is owned by Chevron, Eni, Exxon Mobil, Lukoil Oil Co, Shell, TotalEnergies and operated by Shell Nigeria Exploration & Production Co. Production from this field is expected to begin in 2026 and is forecasted to peak in 2027, approximately at the rate of 0.15mmbpd of crude oil and condensate. Based on GlobalData estimates, production will continue until the field reaches its economic limit in 2059.

3. Owowo West

Owowo West is located in Gulf of Guinea, Nigeria. This crude oil field is owned by Chevron, China National Offshore Oil, Exxon Mobil, NNPC, TotalEnergies and operated by Esso Exploration and Production Nigeria. Production from this field is expected to begin in 2025 and is forecasted to peak in 2027, approximately at the rate of 0.18mmbpd of crude oil and condensate. Based on GlobalData estimates, production will continue until the field reaches its economic limit in 2060. Buy the profile here.

4. Bonga North

Bonga North is located in Gulf of Guinea, Nigeria. This crude oil field is owned by Eni, Exxon Mobil, Shell, TotalEnergies and operated by Shell Nigeria Exploration & Production Co. Production from this field is expected to begin in 2025 and is forecasted to peak in 2026, approximately at the rate of 0.09mmbpd of crude oil and condensate. Based on GlobalData estimates, production will continue until the field reaches its economic limit in 2063. Buy the profile here.

5. Baleine

Baleine is located in Gulf of Guinea, Cote d’Ivoire. This crude oil field is owned by Eni, Societe Nationale d’Operations Petrolieres de la Cote d’Ivoire and operated by Eni Cote d’Ivoire. Production from this field is expected to begin in 2023 and is forecasted to peak in 2029, approximately at the rate of 0.08mmbpd of crude oil and condensate. Based on GlobalData estimates, production will continue until the field reaches its economic limit in 2054. Buy the profile here.

6. Area 47

Area 47 is located in Nalut, Libya. This crude oil field is owned by Libyan Investment Authority, National Oil, PT Medco Daya Abadi Lestari and operated by Nafusah Oil Operations. Production from this field is expected to begin in 2025 and is forecasted to peak in 2027, approximately at the rate of 0.05mmbpd of crude oil and condensate. Based on GlobalData estimates, production will continue until the field reaches its economic limit in 2079.

7. Cameia-Golfinho

Cameia-Golfinho is located in South Atlantic Ocean, Angola. This crude oil field is owned by Sonangol, TotalEnergies and operated by Total E&P Angola. Production from this field is expected to begin in 2026 and is forecasted to peak in 2029, approximately at the rate of 0.07mmbpd of crude oil and condensate. Based on GlobalData estimates, production will continue until the field reaches its economic limit in 2059. Buy the profile here.

8. South Lokichar Development (Phase 1)

South Lokichar Development (Phase 1) is located in Turkana, Kenya. This crude oil field is owned by Africa Oil, TotalEnergies, Tullow Oil and operated by Tullow Kenya. Production from this field is expected to begin in 2026 and is forecasted to peak in 2027, approximately at the rate of 0.12mmbpd of crude oil and condensate. Based on GlobalData estimates, production will continue until the field reaches its economic limit in 2044. Buy the profile here.

9. Pecan

Pecan is located in Gulf of Guinea, Ghana. This crude oil field is owned by Aker, Bulk Ship & Trade, Ghana National Petroleum, Lukoil Oil, TRG and operated by Aker Energy Ghana. Production from this field is expected to begin in 2025 and is forecasted to peak in 2027, approximately at the rate of 0.08mmbpd of crude oil and condensate. Based on GlobalData estimates, production will continue until the field reaches its economic limit in 2050. Buy the profile here.

10. Sangomar Phase 1

Sangomar Phase 1 is located in North Atlantic Ocean, Senegal. This crude oil field is owned by Petrosen, Woodside Energy Group and operated by Woodside Energy Senegal. Production from this field is expected to begin in 2023 and is forecasted to peak in 2025, approximately at the rate of 0.1mmbpd of crude oil and condensate. Based on GlobalData estimates, production will continue until the field reaches its economic limit in 2049. Buy the profile here.

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