Proudly Exploring Africa
Atlas Petroleum International and its sister company Oranto Petroleum have an extensive footprint across the African continent, holding 22 oil and gas licenses in 12 jurisdictions. With an unrivalled knowledge of African petroleum sectors and plays, Atlas and Oranto seek to create long-term value with investment strategies that benefit ourselves and our partners, host countries and their citizens. Established by Nigerian businessman and philanthropist Prince Arthur Eze, our group has been proudly exploring Africa since 1991.
Atlas Petroleum International and Oranto Petroleum represent Nigeria's largest privately-held, Africa-focused exploration and production group.
The Atlas / Oranto group works to make a positive impact on our host countries across Africa.
Meet the executive team behind Africa's largest indigenous explorer by acreage.
Our new Entebbe office will be strategic for our expansion in Uganda and as a geoscience technical base for all operations in the East Africa region.
The Atlas / Oranto group is well positioned to formulate contracts that are tailored to the needs of our partners and host countries, and to assist in the sustainable development of assets.
After completing phase 1 of the PSC and identifying the highly prospective Aleta prospect, Altas seeks a partner to drill Block H.
The Cayar Shallow block is open to farm-in partners seeking to continue exploration in this highly prospective area.
St. Louis Shallow
Oranto entered the St. Louis Shallow block in 2015, extending its interests in Senegal's offshore sector.
A six year exploration PSA was awarded in March 2017 immediately initiating new data acquisition and technical studies.
JDZ Block 5
São Tomé and Príncipe / JDZ
Oranto entered the São Tomé and Príncipe / Nigeria Joint Development Zone in 2012 with the signing of Block 5.
Newly awarded in June 2017 through competitive bidding from the EG Ronda 2016 licence round.
Awarded in October 2017 the PSC exploration term is for a four year period and we envisage a bespoke barge mounted drill rig on Lake Albert.
Block 17 & Block 27
Atlas-Oranto applied in Zambia’s first competitive bid round for blocks 17 and 27 and the company is now carrying out exploration activities in the areas.