Perenco began production operations in Gabon in 1992 with the acquisition of developed fields offshore Port Gentil. Twenty years later, annual average production reached 60 000 boepd in 2013. This growth was sustained through the continuous development of mature fields and an aggressive acquisition strategy, as well as exploration success.

Port Gentil

Five rigs will be in operation in 2014 and 30 new wells will be drilled.


Licenses are located offshore
and onshore and Perenco operates
two offshore Floating Storage and
Offloading (FSO) units to store
and export crude oil.

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Perenco began production operations in Gabon in 1992 with the acquisition of developed fields offshore Port-Gentil producing 8 000 barrels oil per day (bopd). Twenty-two years later, annual average production reached 70 000 bopd and 50 million cubic feet of natural gas in 2014. This growth was sustained through a continuous development of mature fields, a  balanced acquisition strategy, and several exploration successes.

Perenco in Gabon has Oil and Gas Licenses located both offshore and onshore.  The group operates, two offshore Floating Storage and Offloading (FSO), and a gas station supplying gas to national power plants

In 2014, Perenco’s gross investment in Gabon amounted to US$500 million with four rigs drilling 27 wells in 2014. To sustain the long term development in Gabon, Perenco has completed a number of major infrastructure projects including 200 km of pipelines, the replacement of a FSO, new off-shore production platforms, a treatment and compression gas station, and a water treatment station.

Since 2007, Perenco has been supplying gas to Libreville and Port-Gentil power plantsthrough via a gas handling and treatment plant, and a 450-km gas pipeline across the country. This major contribution to National power needs and industrial development will further evolve along with local power demand growth and other gas users (such as chemical fertilizers and other potential investors). It will require more investment to produce, treat, and deliver gas resources to new industrial users and plants.

Our robust exploration portfolio has been matured and a number of new wells will be drilled within the next two years. Our Gabonese exploration portfolio is underpinned by high value opportunities and easy access to our extended infrastructure in Gabon. Perenco, with its extensive pipeline network and its two FSOs, has a unique position to fast track any oil discovery into production, which was the case for twoonshore discoveries in 2014..

Perenco’s significant level of activity underlines the company’s commitment to the country. After more than 20 years of Perenco’s presence in Gabon, a new headquarters building in Port-Gentil will be opened  in 2015.


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Corporate social
in Gabon

Perenco Oil and Gas and the National Parks Agency signed an Agreement on 30th January, 2014, for a period of three years.

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Corporate social responsibility in Gabon

  • Rig to Reef
  • Gas for Libreville
  • Batanga Village

Perenco Oil and Gas and the ANPN (National Parks Agency of Gabon) signed a Memorandum of Agreement between the two entities on 30th January, 2014, for a period of three years.

This agreement is based on studies conducted by the ANPN, the National Geographic Society, the Waitt Institute and the Wildlife Conservation Society, which revealed the richness of the marine life surrounding oil rigs. It was shown that oil rigs provide a favourable environment for the development of artificial reef biodiversity, unspoiled by fishing due to the presence of a safety zone around offshore platforms.

As a result of these findings, the agreement partners will conduct studies on the protection of these ecosystems in the context of oil production and at the moment of the decommissioning of the platforms. This practice is known as “Rig to Reef”.

The MOA provides ANPN with the financial means necessary to carry out its mission of research and protection. Mayumba National Park in southern Gabon, near which Perenco operates, notably includes populations of cetaceans and sea turtles that will be the focus of specific studies.

Since December 18, 2007, Perenco has supplied gas to the power plants of Libreville and Port-Gentil. This successful partnership is the result of a project enabling Perenco to provide up to 680,000m3 of gas per day (450,000m3 to Libreville-Owendo and 230,000m3 to Port-Gentil).


On November 25, 2005, Perenco agreed with the Société d'Energie et d'Eau du Gabon (SEEG) to  supply gas to the power plants of Libreville-Owendo and Port-Gentil. This agreement makes it possible to replace fuel oil - used until now for electricity production with gas originating in the Ganga and Harelde fields, which are operated by Perenco Gabon. This alternative energy source considerably reduces carbon emissions and other drawbacks associated with fuel oil.


For this purpose, a network of gas pipelines was installed from Ganga Field (near the largeRabi-kounga field) all the way to Port-Gentil and Libreville. An intermediate processing centre was built in Batanga (close to Omboué, in Ogooué-Maritime province).

The 400km flow-line transporting gas to Libreville and Port-Gentil, runs mainly underwater. It does not cross fishing zones, maritime corridors or anchorage zones. It skirts the coasts at minimal distance between Batanga and Port-Gentil. Between the tip of Cape Lopez in Port-Gentil and Libreville, it crosses Pongara Peninsula, Gabon Estuary and the Egoumbi River, before finally reaching Owendo in the enclosure of the SEEG power station.

This infrastructure establishes the foundations of a new development through the promotion of gas - another natural resource the country possesses. In both Libreville and Port-Gentil, new players can now access a clean energy source that can be exploited  with  full respect of the environment.

Electrification of Batanga village

"People affected by our production activities obtain real benefits."

Isolated in the wet forest region of the Middle-Ogooué, 160 km South East of the capital Libreville, this Gabonese village borders the Batanga onshore oil field.

In 2008 Perenco provided  the village of Batanga with a health centre and laid buried cables to provide 80 homes with electricity from the nearby oilfield power generators. This is a good example of how the people affected by our production activities obtain real benefits, and how we help to cement a relationship with the local authorities.


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