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AFRICA FORTESA CORPORATION (AFC) is a Privately Owned, Senegal West Africa based, vertically integrated Exploration, Production, Pipeline & Drilling Company that was founded for Senegal in early 1997.

AFC owns & maintains in West Africa all tools necessary to perform all vertical E & P & Drilling functions with minimal mob & demob of equipment, with >95% of it’s >200 employees being indigenous to West Africa, many of whom hold key leadership and associated oilfield technical positions. Three (3) shareholding groups own AFC, i.e. one founding group from Houston Texas & two private equity funds from France & the UK.

AFC is composed of two complementing, Dakar-based Operating Companies:

  • Fortesa International Senegal, LDC &
  • Africa Onshore Drilling et al

Fortesa International Senegal, LDC was founded with the aim of exploring / producing hydrocarbons in onshore Senegal. Fortesa invested in pipeline and production facilities in 1999 & using one expat and >1000 Senegalese trenched and installed a 32 kms Gas delivery pipeline. We commenced production of stranded Gas in 2002 & added another 4+ kms to new private markets in 2010.

In 2004 we formed indigenous Africa Onshore Drilling to cost-effectively / reliably meet NW African drilling needs by containing large mobilization / ex-pat day-rate costs via training Senegalese personnel in all equipment maintenance and drilling functions.

Since 2005 Africa Onshore Drilling has successfully drilled twenty-two onshore wells in West Africa for Fortesa & for other Operators, >70% of them in Senegal, nine of which Fortesa continues to produce. Fortesa has effectively displaced heavy oil-based power generation by using gas fueled diesels to cost-effectively reduce pollution, increasing local content and generating home grown power production, reducing dependency on imported oil based fuels.

Fortesa currently ‘Operates’:

  • Nine onshore wells producing shallow gas & condensate
  • A gas pipeline to public and private gas markets close to Dakar
  • Multiple deeper exploration wells planned into Cretaceous Gallic Sands
  • >200 local staff based in Senegal

Africa Onshore Drilling currently owns:
Two fully equipment land drilling rigs with all associated / supporting equipment, & crewed by full-time AOD employees from West Africa.

Last Updated on Thursday, 03 September 2015 22:51
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