John Mark Bautista, Philippines Department of Energy
Although the Philippines remains very much underexplored, working petroleum systems, proven hydrocarbon accumulations and an energy hungry economy suggest a promising future for oil and gas exploration and production in the region.
In 2010 we reported that after over 50 years of exploration, Senegal had only delivered a number of small fields and produced 11 Bcf of gas, but was still waiting for the big discovery which would help fuel the country’s growing economy. We asked the question - does the prize lie in the deepwaters? In 'Senegal Revisited' we look again at this exciting country, at a time when answers to some of those questions may be about to be made.
Despite a long exploration history, only two producing fields have been found in Jordan, yet it has proven petroleum systems and reserves of both shale oil and gas. We look at the potential within this long-neglected Middle Eastern country.