As part of its global strategy, ONHYM continues to stimulate and consolidate the dynamics of the hydrocarbon exploration, and making it attractive to international investors by further intensifying exploration activity in the country.

On December 31, 2018 12 companies are operating in different regions of Morocco in the context of hydrocarbon exploration both in offshore and onshore, including majors, super independents and independents.

Concerning the exploration by ONHYM own funds at the end of December 2018, work concerned interpretation and mapping of 20 100 Km of 2D seismic and 20 650 Km² of 3D seismic in various sedimentary basins.

The activity concerned also the follow up of eighteen (18) partnership projects, seven (7) special projects and two (2) cooperation projects.

In parallel to the exploration activity, and as part of the promotion of the hydrocarbon potential of the Moroccan sedimentary basins to international oil industry, ONHYM has participated actively in the key conferences of the oil industry: APPEX, PETEX and World Energy Capital Assembly in London; AAPG Convention in Salt Lake City; NAPE EXPO and URTEC in Houston; 25th Africa Oil Week and AAPG International Exhibition in Cape Town; 19th International Petroleum Summit and African Assembly in Paris; 80th EAGE in Copenhagen; BGP Technical Seminar in Beijing; Conjugate Margins Conference in Halifax; EPC - ETAP in Tunis; Mediterranean Upstream & Midstream Summit in Athens; and the Africa Energy Forum in Mauritius.

In addition, ONHYM organized in collaboration with Geoex a door-to-door campaign in London and Houston to promote the Multiclient seismic survey acquired in the Atlantic Offshore.

Furthermore, several oil companies have contacted ONHYM in order to organize data rooms and for technical presentations,  including : CNPC, Europa Oil & Gas, SDX, Hunt Oil, Total, Anadarko, Cairn Energy, Angel Rose, Predator Oil & Gas, Shell, Woodside, ConocoPhillips and Chariot Oil.

Concerning our partner’s exploration activities, the year 2018 was marked by the continuation of Geological & Geophysical work and studies in the different basins where they operate.

In onshore, Sound Energy spudded two (2) exploration wells, including one (1) successful well, in addition to the acquisition of 1410, 52 Km of 2D seismic in the Grand Tendrara permit, as well as 342,65 Km of 2D seismic in the Anoual permit. SDX spudded five (5) exploration wells including 4 successful wells in addition to the acquisition of 240 Km² of 3D seismic in the Gharb Occidental permit.

In offshore, Repsol undertaken an update of its prospects portfolio in addition to the geological evaluation of the Gharb South Offshore area. ENI, in partnership with Woodside and Chariot Oil spudded the RSD - 1 exploration well in the Rabat Deep Offshore permit. In Kenitra Offshore and Mohammedia Offshore, Chariot Oil proceed successively to the interpretation of 2D and 3D seismic data and an update of its prospects and leads portfolio as well as the interpretation of the 3D seismic data acquired in 2017. In Essaouira Offshore permit, Kosmos acquired 10 485 Km of 2D seismic data and rock samples for geochemical analysis, and in Boujdour Maritime, Kosmos acquired,nearly 10000 Km² of 3D seismic. In Sidi Moussa Offshore permit, Genel acquired 3557 Km² of 3D seismic data. In Boujdour Offshore Shallow permit, Teredo acquired 1002 Km² of 3D seismic data. In Foum Ognit Offshore, New Age has carried out the interpretation of 999 Km² of 3D seismic data.