Anadarko's worldwide exploration and production activities are a product of our ability to transfer knowledge from domestic areas to international opportunities.
We have established large positions in highly focused regions, staying disciplined in the way we gain entry and in how we proceed to test our ideas.
Anadarko's talented explorers are finding new ways to enhance value
in these international and frontier growth areas where we have exploration and/or production:
- East Africa (Kenya and Mozambique)
- New Zealand
- West Africa (Cote d'Ivoire, Ghana, Liberia and Sierra Leone)
- South Africa
Anadarko and its partners have been tremendously successful in the frontier waters of Mozambique's Rovuma Basin, discovering two of the most important natural gas complexes in the last decade and the largest potential LNG project in the company's history. Anadarko drilled more than a dozen successful exploration/appraisal wells since 2010, revealing two major natural gas complexes that combined hold an estimated 35 to 65-plus trillion cubic feet (Tcf) of recoverable natural gas resources (up to 100 Tcf of natural gas in place). The Prosperidade and Golfinho/Atum complexes represent a transformational opportunity for Mozambique. The partnership also announced other discoveries at the Orca and Tubarão prospects, which are located near Prosperidade and are not included in the resource estimate provided above.
As a result of this success, the company and its partners are moving forward with an initial development plan that includes four liquidification trains (5-million-tonne-per-annum (MMTPA), each) with designs to expand to 50 MMTPA in future years. For additional information on this world-class project, please visit the Mozambique section of our website or www.MZLNG.com.
El Merk, Algeria
Anadarko and its partners achieved first oil at the El Merk project in Algeria in March of 2013. In the third quarter 2013, oil production commenced from the second oil facility at El Merk with the third train expected to come on line in the fourth quarter.
Jubilee Project, Ghana
Anadarko and partners announced first oil from the world-class Jubilee field in December 2010. First oil was achieved in a record time -- just 3.5 years following first discovery. The partnership's success has expanded in Ghana with major discoveries at the adjacent Tweneboa, Enyenra and Ntomme fields (now called the TEN complex), which are expected to advance as the next major FPSO development in the region. In 2011, Anadarko and partners announced additional discoveries in the Teak and Akasa fields just north of the Jubilee Unit. The partnership is continuing an active drilling program offshore Ghana in 2013.
View Anadarko's most current quarterly operations report and investor presentations for more information on our international activities.