Project Overview


Africa Oil Corp. is a Canadian oil and gas exploration company with producing and development assets in deep-water offshore Nigeria, and development assets in Kenya. The Company also has a portfolio of exploration assets in Guyana, Kenya, Namibia, Nigeria, South Africa and in the Senegal Guinea Bissau Joint Development Zone ("AGC"). The Company holds its interests through direct ownership interests in concessions and through its shareholdings in investee companies including Prime Oil & Gas Coöperatief U.A.("Prime"), Africa Energy Corp., Eco (Atlantic) Oil & Gas Ltd. and Impact Oil and Gas Ltd.

South Lokichar Development


  • Joint Venture Partners: Tullow Oil plc. (50% Operator), Total (25%), Africa Oil (25%)
  • Onshore development of South Lokichar discovery located in Blocks 10BB/13T and associated pipeline to Kenyan Coast
  • JV partners are designing a field development plan in collaboration with the government of Kenya
  • Focus on the use of renewable energy sources for the project's power requirements
  • Efforts underway to bring in a partner with strong financial and operating abilities to move the project into development

Nigeria Deepwater


  • Nigeria key cash flow generating projects: Egina, Akpo and Agbami fields 3 of the top 5 oil producing fields in West Africa
  • 50% equity interest in Prime
  • Prime holds an 8% interest in block OML 127 containing the Agbami Field and a 16% interest in OML 130 containing the Akpo Field and the Egina Field
  • Combined gross field production of 450,000 BOEPD in 2020

Portfolio Equity Investments


Multiple portfolio investments providing exposure to high impact exploration areas: Guyana, Namibia, South Africa

Proven Track Record

Africa Oil is lead by a highly successful management with proven exploration and development track record. Extensive experience throughout Africa.

Africa Oil’s Shareholding in Prime Oil & Gas B.V. (50%)

Country Concession Working Interest
Nigeria OML 127 Prime
Chevron Corporation
Famfa Oil
60% (carried)
OML 130 – PSA1 Prime
10% (carried)

Africa Oil’s Direct Working Interests2

Country Concession Gross Acreage (km2) Working Interests
Kenya 10BA 11,760 AOI
Tullow (Operator)
10BB 8,835 AOI
Tullow (Operator)
13T 6,296 AOI
Tullow (Operator)
South Africa 3B/4B 17,581 AOI (Operator)
Ricocure (Pty) Ltd

1. 50% of the production from OML 130 is covered by a PSA, in which Prime owns a 32% Working Interest. Prime’s net Working Interest in OML 130 is therefore 16%.
2. Net working interests are subject to back-in rights or carried working interests, if any, of the respective governments or national oil companies of the host governments.

Production Metrics – Barrels of oil equivalent per day (“boepd”):

  Unit Three months to March 31, 2021 Three months to March 31, 2020 Year to December 31, 2020
Total gross field production boepd 437,000 530,000 457,000
Net to AOC’s 50% shareholding:        
Average daily working interest production boepd 27,700 33,400 28,700
Average daily entitlement production boepd 30,300 43,000 33,900
Oil/gas percentage split % 84%/16% 88%/12% 85%/15%

Financial Metrics

  Unit Three months to March 31, 2021 Three months to March 31, 2020 Year to December 31, 2020
Opex/boe(1) $/boe 6.4 5.8 5.2
Free cash flow/boe(1) $/boe 33.3 63.4 54.2
Net to AOC’s 50% shareholding:        
Capex $’m 2.6 6.0 15.0
Dividends paid $’m - 87.5 200.0

1. BOE is on a working interest basis

Africa Oil's long-range plan is to increase shareholder value through the acquisition, exploration, development, and production associated with oil and gas assets. On January 14, 2020, the Company closed the acquisition of a 50% ownership interest in Prime (previously known as Petrobras Oil and Gas B.V.). Through its shareholding in Prime, the Company has exposure to some of the best producing assets offshore West Africa. The Company has actively explored on multiple onshore exploration blocks in various under explored geological settings in East Africa and has acquired a participating interest in a block in South Africa (refer to table below). The Company has made numerous oil discoveries in the South Lokichar Basin (Blocks 10BB and 13T) located in the Tertiary Rift trend in Kenya. The Company will continue to consider acquisition and merger opportunities, focusing on Africa.