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Is there room for exploration in a future low-carbon world?

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09 May 2019

Is there room for exploration in a future low-carbon world?

Report summary

What does the energy transition mean for oil and gas explorers? There is a compelling economic case for exploration and our base case demand outlook has plenty of call for new fields. But there is no room for complacency. In the longer term, the need for new discoveries will diminish. Deeper green scenarios may unfold. Many different stakeholders have serious doubts. How can exploration re-invent itself to ensure its survival?

Table of contents

  • Executive summary
  • The energy transition will have huge implications for explorers
  • Is exploration still required?
  • Could we see an even deeper green future?
  • The energy transition is driving investors away from exploration
  • Broader trend of public and government opposition to exploration
  • Reducing the carbon footprint of exploration
  • How can explorers mitigate long-term demand uncertainty?
  • Exploration’s purpose shifts from growth to improvement
  • And lastly exploration and carbon capture and storage

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This report includes 3 images and tables including:

  • Base case global liquids capacity by field status, with expected call on future exploration
  • Global oil demand under base case and carbon-constrained scenarios
  • Strategic change for exploration in a low-carbon future

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