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ERCE is engaged in detailed subsurface, facilities and commercial studies across the region. Our work ranges from audits for year-end reporting, M&A studies and technical support; it mainly encompasses subsurface, facilities, drilling and PSC terms evaluation, government advisory and commercial aspects, we also analyse facilities ties optimisation and gas to power/LNG. Highlights of our experience in the region include Soco TGT field development planning, Jadestone Montara acquisition, due diligence of numerous Indonesian PSCs, audits of Premier Oil, Ophir, Interra and Tag Oil, involvement in the Cairn Rajasthan discoveries, India licence rounds, and cross-border unitisation advisory services.
ERCE has been involved in East Africa for over 30 years, with our staff undertaking prospectivity reviews, seismic acquisition studies and basin modelling across countries such as Sudan, Eritrea and Ethiopia.
In recent years, as new petroleum plays have emerged, ERCE has worked with clients in their exploration and appraisal of the onshore Rift Valley oil play in Uganda and Kenya, and the offshore Tanzanian/ Mozambique gas play.
We have also worked with clients in the modelling of cyclic steam stimulation and steamflood for heavy oil assets with our alliance Unconventional expert, GLJ.
ERCE has worked in the majority of the petroleum basins in Europe as auditors and providing technical support. In addition to conventional projects our staff have had experience in many unusual projects including; Polish tight gas, fractured volcanic reservoirs in Croatia and Arctic Exploration.
Our management team has worked with and operated assets in the Middle East throughout the past 35 years. Since 2005, we have been at the forefront of providing technical and commercial evaluation in the Northern Iraqi region of Kurdistan. Our work ranges from basin studies to field development planning and RBL evaluations.
ERCE’s experience in North Africa has both operational and consultancy roots. David Wilson and Simon McDonald operated Tunisian Carbonate fields as CEO and Engineering Manager of Atlantis Oil in the 1990’s. A number of our staff have worked for operators in Northern Africa.
Our work has ranged from integrated Field Development studies in complex Algerian sandstone fields, extensive work in Libya, RBL advisory and M&A studies in onshore and offshore Egypt and Tunisia to high C02 development studies in Tunisia and prospect studies in Morocco.
ERCE staff have significant experience in the Americas. Over the last 5 years, we have undertaken several projects in the Canadian Grand Banks, Mexico, Bolivia and the Caribbean Islands including Trinidad/Tobago and Barbados. Our work has ranged from successful acquisition studies to detailed prospect identification projects to expert submissions for dispute processes.
ERCE Directors were appointed by the UK government in the 1980’s to produce the independent Geophysical and Engineering reports for the privatisation of the UK Energy Sector. Building on that foundation, ERCE has worked on virtually every oil and gas field in the United Kingdom, at some point in time.
ERCE has been involved in offshore West African work since the late 1990’s. ERCE has been the auditor of Tullow since 2003. We have worked with other core West African independent operators and have completed many prospectivity studies. We have also been involved with many of the major divestment processes by Shell, ConocoPhillips and Exxon across the regions. Our breadth of experience in Expert advisory, technical studies and CPR reporting, means that ERCE is a world leader in West African evaluations.