We are an upstream oil and gas company with assets in Europe, Africa and Australasia

Discover Exploration is an upstream oil & gas company with exploration, appraisal and development assets across Europe, Africa and Australasia. The company has a strong shareholder base and is managed by an experienced team with a proven track-record of success in E&P.



GEms is a well-defined low risk prospectivity in the multi-tcf basal Rottliegend play. A first exploratory well in the summer of 2017 indicated the presence of natural gas.


Non-operated working interest in 2 groups of shallow-water licenses: Geldsackplate and H&L Blocks.


Blocks 35-36-37 cover 16,068 sq km (4.4 million acres) offshore the Union of the Comoros, in water depths of 2,000-2,700 m. The blocks are, for comparison purposes, the size of the State of Kuwait.

New Zealand

The Petroleum Exploration Permit 38264 (PEP 38264) covers an area of 17,493 sq km (4.3 million acres) of the deep-water Canterbury Basin, offshore New Zealand. PEP 38264 is, for comparison purposes, the size of the State of Kuwait.

West Africa

Discover Exploration Ltd has signed a farm-in agreement to acquire a 25% working interest share of a deep-water exploration block, located offshore West Africa (undisclosed). The transaction is pending joint-venture partner and governmental approvals.


Discover’s asset portfolio includes 2 high-impact exploration licenses offshore Denmark.

Discover Exploration acquires Hansa Hydrocarbons
Discover Exploration has acquired the entire issued share capital of Hansa Hydrocarbons Ltd from an affiliate of Avista Capital Holdings, LP. Hansa is a privately-owned upstream oil and gas company with exploration, appraisal and development assets offshore the Netherlands, Germany and Denmark.

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Launch of Discover Exploration plc
Discover Exploration plc, the geology led exploration company specialising in deepwater petroleum systems is pleased to outline its strategy, management team and the details of its first strategic licence.

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Oil Review Africa

Comoros Islands could provide a new opportunity for oil and gas logistics

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ONE hopes wildcat off Netherlands can add to GEms

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Explorers still have earlier awards to drill

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Oil and gas business still holds value for Van Poecke

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