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After the landgrab, expect a new wave of deals before drilling


After the landgrab, expect a new wave of deals before drilling

Report summary

Much of the conventional exploration industry is moving out to the frontiers.  Two factors are behind this trend – the maturing of many established plays and the waning availability of quality discovered resource opportunities. So far, these moves to the frontiers are only conspicuous in terms of acreage capture.  A multi-year land-grab has placed the majority of the world's accessible sedimentary basins under licence.  Two groups of companies, the Majors and the exploration minnows, have...

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This Oil and Gas Exploration Insight report highlights the key issues surrounding this topic, and draws out the implications for those involved.

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  • Executive summary
  • Moving back to the frontiers
  • Frontier exploration is expensive - the minnows need to attract partners
  • Frontier success is scarce - the risk appetite of the Majors will be tested
  • Some resource holders are going to be disappointed
  • The new wave of acreage deals

In this report there are 5 tables or charts, including:

  • Executive summary
  • Moving back to the frontiers
    • Most of the world is under licence - active blocks, March 2013
    • Net acreage signed by Majors since 2010
    • Leading Small Caps by net acreage signed since 2010
  • Frontier exploration is expensive - the minnows need to attract partners
  • Frontier success is scarce - the risk appetite of the Majors will be tested
    • Majors' success rates versus Frontier basins
    • Discovery costs and returns by basin maturity
  • Some resource holders are going to be disappointed
  • The new wave of acreage deals
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