Unlocking the hydrocarbon potential of Ethiopia.

Founded in 2005 by Tewodros Ashenafi, SouthWest Energy is Africa’s leading indigenous oil and gas exploration and production company.  As of January 2012, SouthWest Energy is in the top 10 oil and gas acreage holders in east Africa and has a leading acreage position in the Jijiga Basin, Ethiopia’s largest proven hydrocarbon system.