Oil & Gas

Production and consumption of oil and gas are high in both the Middle East and Africa. For over three decades, Al-Braik, namely through Zarara Oil & Gas Company, has predominantly provided services for oil exploration and production.

Along with its associated group of companies, it has overseen everything from the consultation and drilling to the engineering and resource allocation, including environmental and safety management of major, pan-country projects.

Al-Braik's reputation has earned it unprecedented access to local oil and gas, making Al-Braik a major supplier of oil field equipment as well as other services to the oil and gas industry.

Mozambique has become one of the most promising countries in Africa in terms of natural gas and coal resources. There have been prolific natural gas discoveries in Mozambique's northern offshore Rovuma Basin since 2010.

According to the International Monetary Fund (IMF), coal and natural gas production could potentially increase Mozambique's economic growth rate by two percentage points annually during 2013-23. The IMF estimates that Mozambique grew by 7% in 2013.

Al-Braik in Mozambique

Zarara Oil & Gas is our representation in the East African nation. We have a team of highly qualified experts with extensive industry experience since 1992. Zarara was the first company to produce gas in the Sub-Saharan Africa. Zarara commericialised the Pande & Tamane gas fields. Together with Sasol www.sasol.com of South Africa and ARCO of USA, it constructed the longest pipeline in Sub-Saharan Africa www.gasandoil.com/news/1998/09/cna83816 with their associates, Zarara, has also acquired land in Pemba and Palma.

Zarara's strength also lies in its relationships with international service providers like Senergy www.lr-senergy.com/oil-gas, whose experience also extends to Africa and the Middle East.

Kenya is an economic powerhouse of 40 million people and situated in East Africa of over 160million people. It serves as a logistical hub, both for air traffic and as a major port. Substantial discoveries in oil in the north twinned with a proactive government keen not to be left out of the exploration race, Kenya is a growing investment interest for international companies and investors.

Oil discoveries in Uganda and Kenya and gas deposits found off Tanzania and Mozambique have turned east Africa into a hot spot for hydrocarbon exploration.

Al-Braik in Kenya

Through Zarara Oil & Gas, we oversee 10,000km² of prime exploration territory along the northern coastline in Blocks L14 and L13. We estimate the Patee production base at approximately 300 BCF (P90), 960 BCF (P50) and 2.600 TCF (P10) of gas.

We are currently undertaking the seismic study of the area. Gas production is expected to fuel Kenya electricity needs and production from the area is expected to fire a 250 MW gas turbine electricity power plant.

Angola is the second-largest oil producer in Sub-Saharan Africa, behind Nigeria. The country experienced an oil production boom between 2002 and 2008 as production started at several deepwater fields. In 2007, Angola became a member of the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC).

Al-Braik in Angola

Through its subsidiaries, namely TP Petroleum, Al-Braik is bidding to acquire key blocks in Kwanza Basin. The Basin was formed as a result of the separation of South America from Africa, and working petroleum systems have been identified through it.

Tanzania's oil and gas industry is expected to be boosted in the coming years by the increase in natural gas production from Mnazi Bay Concession, in the south-east of the country. Current natural gas resources are estimated to be 40 trillion cubic feet. Work has started in the construction of 532 kilometres of pipeline connecting Mnazi Bay to Dar es Salaam.

Al-Braik in Tanzania

Mtwara is located at the southern Indian Ocean tip of Tanzania, with close proximity to Palma in north Mozambique where huge gas finds are in the process of exploration. Between the two towns, industries such as LNG Plants and cement factories will create a boom in the region.

In Mtwara, Al-Braik has begun to establish a base in the shape of providing accommodation and warehousing for future work conducted in the area. The same facilities will be created in Pemba and Palma. This has been made possible thanks to strong national, provincial and local government ties.

Al-Braik have entered into a joint venture with the world's leading oil terminal operator to construct storage terminals in key locations of Africa. The company is one of the world's leading independent storage partners for oils, chemicals, gases and dry bulk. They own and operates over 70 terminals in 25 countries with a total storage capacity of more than 23.5 million cubic m². The Company provides exceptional storage services, creating profitable outsourcing projects, and engineering successful joint ventures, and creative logistical solutions.

Volumes envisaged for this successful joint venture will initially start from 100,000 cubic m² in island location to 500,000 cubic m² in East Africa Port - that will service the area as well as inland Africa.

Our Chairman, Shukri, is a seasoned petroleum engineer - a product of Imperial College and Texas University. He was amongst the first batch of petroleum graduates who joined Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC). He later went on to form the Bin Ham Oilfield Services Company – the first indigenous UAE company to provide such services.

Al-Braik, through its subsidiaries provide:

  • Crew of experienced oil field engineers, design and execute customized solutions for clients, based on well characteristics
  • Custom built infrastructure and facilities for oilfield service companies and exploration and production companies
  • Provides all required infrastructure and support services including utilities, communications and logistics

And we are a focused services company, offering a range of services to the oil and gas sectors ranging from exploration, evaluation and environmental consulting and contracting services

We have a unique specialized in-situ pipeline integrity the thorough inspection and rehabilitation of pipelines which we is currently being applied in some Gulf Region.