20 wildcats to watch in 2019

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22 January 2019

20 wildcats to watch in 2019

Report summary

The exploration industry is back making double-digit returns, and explorers are aiming to make this return to profitability sustainable. In 2019, we expect exploration and appraisal drilling to stay at similar levels to 2018, with over 400 exploration and 100 appraisal wells planned for the year so far. In this new era of lean, lower-spend, value-focused exploration, which wildcats do we think you should be watching in 2019?

Table of contents

  • Majors continue to dominate the top 20
  • Frontier deepwater has the highest impact
  • Oil is the main target
  • Key appraisal wells are also worth watching
  • Unconventional prospectors will delimit new potential in existing areas
  • How did we do last year?

Tables and charts

This report includes 4 images and tables including:

  • Top 20 wildcat participants total net interest and gross well count
  • Top 20 wildcats to watch showing hydrocarbon type and pre-drill resource estimate
  • Top 20 exploration wells to watch in 2019
  • 2018 wildcats to watch - results

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