The Chase for Oil in Offshore Somalia

Offshore Somalia remains one of the last truly frontier passive margins in the world, with only two exploration wells offshore along the 1,000 km-long margin. In frontier basins such as this, the first step is to identify potential source rocks by integrating multiple datasets such as gravity and magnetic data, all available and relevant well information, satellite imagery and regional knowledge, coupled with seismic interpretation.

The Chase for Oil in Offshore Somalia

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The Somali Petroleum Authority (SPA) was established to ensure a transparent and robust regulatory framework for external investors to explore petroleum potential whilst ensuring Somalia has maximum benefit.

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