Opening up new horizons in Niger in both hydrocarbons and renewable energy

Our assets

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Hydrocarbon licence interests

Savannah’s hydrocarbon licence interests cover approximately 13,655 km2, equating to 50% of Niger’s main petroleum basin, the Agadem Rift Basin (“ARB”) in South East Niger.

35 MMstb

of Gross 2C Resources for our R3 East discoveries.

90 MMstb

of additional Gross Unrisked Prospective Resources (Best case) from five prospects and leads within tie-in distance to the planned R3 East facilities.

100% exploration success rate

achieved to date with five discoveries from five wells drilled.

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Our progress in the ARB

Savannah has delivered a highly successful exploration campaign in Niger with five discoveries from five wells in the R3 area. There are an additional five prospects and leads within tie-in distance to the planned R3 East facilities with three Yogou Cretaceous prospects mapped on 3D seismic, at depths below our main discoveries (i.e. Amdigh, Eridal and Bushiya), and two leads in the Central part of R3. Savannah has identified 146 potential exploration targets in total across our licence area to consider drilling in the future. CGG Service (UK) Ltd. has stated that the estimated average geological chance of success for the Alternances exploration prospects and leads, such as those drilled to date by Savannah in the R3 East area, is high, at more than 75%.

Read more about the geology
of the ARB in our
latest Annual Report and Accounts

 

 

 

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Parc Eoilen de la Tarka

Savannah’s up to 250 MW Parc Eolien de la Tarka project, located in the Tahoua Region of southern Niger, will be the country’s first wind farm and is anticipated to be the largest in West Africa. With 35 to 40 wind turbines and a total power generation capacity of up to 250 MW, it is expected to produce up to 800 GWh of electricity per year, representing approximately 22% of Niger’s electricity demand, based on the country’s projected energy demand in 2026 (which is expected to grow significantly between today and 2026). The construction phase is expected to create over 500 jobs, while it has the potential to reduce the cost of electricity for Nigeriens and avoid an estimated 450,000 tonnes of CO2
emissions annually1.

Up to 250 MW 

Proposed installed power generation capacity.

35-40 wind turbines

Expected to comprise between 35 to 40 wind turbines.

800 GWh/y

Expected to produce up to 800 GWh per year of electricity.

500 local jobs

The construction phase of the project is expected to create over 500 local jobs

22% 

Expected to supply up to 22% of Niger’s electricity demand.

First power 2027 

Project sanction expected in 2025 and first power targeted
in 2027.

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Niger solar projects

In May 2023, we announced the signing of a Memorandum of Agreement with the Government of Niger for the development of two photovoltaic solar power plants, expected to be located within 20 km of the cities of Maradi and Zinder, in southern Niger. Each plant is expected to have an installed capacity of up to 100 MW, for a total potential installed capacity of up to 200 MW. The photovoltaic solar projects are expected to generate reliable, affordable energy for Niger and supply up to 12% of Niger’s electricity demand, based on 2026 energy demand predictions. The projects are also expected to result in the avoidance of up to an estimated 260,000 tonnes of annual CO2 emissions1.

Up to 200 MW

Two solar photovoltaic power plants, of up to 100 MW each, expected to be located within 20km of the cities of Maradi and Zinder, respectively, in southern Niger. 

Grid connection

Expected to be connected to the South Central section of Niger’s electricity grid.

Avoiding up to 260 kt of CO2 

Expected to avoid up to an estimated 260,000 tonnes of annual CO2 emissions1. 

12%

Expected to supply up to 12% of Niger’s electricity demand.

First power 2027

Project sanction expected in 2025 and first power targeted in 2027.

Read more about our
Renewable Energy Division


1 Calculation based on European Investment Bank (EIB) Project Carbon Footprint Methodologies, Methodologies for the Assessment of Project GHG Emissions and Emission Variations, July 2020.