ERHC Energy's operations are focused on Sub Saharan Africa. It holds deepwater oil and gas exploration and production interests in the Gulf of Guinea as well as onshore interests in Chad and Kenya. Operations include the following:
Republic of Kenya. ERHC has a Production Sharing Contract (PSC) with the Government of the Republic of Kenya on Block 11A in northwestern Kenya. The Block is in the vicinity of Block 10BB in which significant oil discoveries have recently been announced. East Africa has emerged in recent years as one of the most exciting, new oil provinces in the world with the discovery of over 1 billion barrels of recoverable oil in Uganda’s Block 1 (EA1), the Ngamia-1 oil discovery in Kenya, which is estimated to be bigger than the Ugandan discovery, and large gas discoveries, including the recent Zafarani find, offshore Tanzania.
Republic of Chad. ERHC has interests in three oil blocks – Block BDS 2008, Manga and Chari-Ouest Block 3 – in the Republic of Chad. The government of Chad formally awarded the company the three oil blocks for exploration and development in June 2011. PSCs were signed in July 2011. Chad is one of sub-Saharan Africa’s significant crude oil producers with proven oil reserves of 1.5 billion barrels. It share borders with Nigeria, Cameroun and Sudan, which all produce oil as well. For more on ERHC's operations in Chad, click here.
São Tomé & Principe’s Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ). The government of São Tomé & Principe has awarded ERHC rights to participate in oil exploration and production activities in São Tomé & Principe’s Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ), which encompasses an area of approximately 160,000 square km. For more on ERHC's operations in the EEZ, click here.
The Joint Development Zone (JDZ). ERHC has interests in six of the nine Blocks in the JDZ, a 34,548 sq km area approximately 200 km off the coastline of Nigeria and São Tomé & Principe that is adjacent to several large petroleum discovery areas. To date, five wells have been drilled in JDZ Blocks 2, 3 and 4. For more on ERHC's operations in the JDZ, click here.
Potential acquisition activities. ERHC is in the process of assessing the feasibility of various other prospects in the region, including marginal fields that might provide good investment opportunities for companies of ERHC’s size and capacity. ERHC's past and current emphasis has been in Nigerian waters of similar depths to the JDZ blocks. ERHC also has been assessing potential strategic opportunities throughout Sub-Saharan Africa.