Webinar: New Ventures in West Africa: A Look at the Current Trends and Emerging Opportunities


In today’s price environment spending in oil and gas is governed by increased fiscal discipline and competition for capital across viable projects. As the hurdles for new developments increase, the opportunities for investment narrow to fields with the best balance of low risk and high return. Discovered but yet to be developed fields in areas of West Africa present multiple opportunities. GlobalData’s analysis of the region will highlight the area’s proven exploration success and development potential. 

This webinar will discuss the changing fiscal landscape and challenges with direct comparison of key countries within the West Africa Transform Margin and North West Africa Atlantic Margin. We’ll take a look at recent discoveries and maturation of developments to shortlist a few potential opportunities.

 GlobalData’s analysis indicates that Ghana, Cote d’Ivoire and Senegal present a comprehensive set of fiscal favourability, sizeable discoveries and reasonable country risk. An assessment of each country’s existing oil and gas infrastructure as well as the commercial landscape of independent operators, mid-majors, and undercapitalised exploration firms will establish the operating environment and opportunities to mitigate the risks of operating assets. 


  • Joseph Gatdula

    Joseph Gatdula

    Senior Upstream Analyst, FSU & APAC

    Joseph Gatdula, is a Senior Analyst at GlobalData, covering Upstream Oil and Gas in the EMEA, FSU and APAC regions. His experiences have covered geologic study and analysis, procurement support, economic modelling and investment analysis. Joseph holds a Bachelor’s degree and Master’s degree in Geology from the University of California Berkeley, and a MBA from Imperial College. He is also a registered Geologist in the state of California.

Despite the downturn in crude prices, exploration and development activities continue albeit with tighter fiscal discipline allowing only the best projects to be sanctioned. GlobalData’s New Ventures in West Africa webinar highlights the potential of these opportunities.

In this webinar GlobalData’s Senior Analyst covering upstream oil and gas, Joseph Gatdula, outlines and reviews the current state of fiscal and regulatory regimes, recent exploration success and country level overviews to provide a comprehensive analysis potential new venture opportunities.