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Algeria Gourara exploration basin

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05 December 2018

Algeria Gourara exploration basin

Report summary

The Gourara Basin covers over 260,000 square kilometres of desert terrain in central Algeria. Exploration in this gas-prone basin dates back to the 1950s. Since then, a large number of primarily gas fields have been discovered in reservoirs of Silurian to Devonian age in the Paleozoic Gas play, the key play in the basin. To date 3.4 bnboe of resources have been found. However, explorers in the Algerian Gourara Basin will struggle to create value due to harsh fiscal terms and a challenging operating environment. The new Algerian Hydrocarbon law of 2013 included fiscal reforms and tax breaks aimed at invigorating exploration. However, it also added fiscal complexity, with taxes and royalties varying according to location, rate of production, plateau production rate, capital spend and profitability. Therefore, project economics will be variable and require a case-by-case analysis. Full details are available to download in excel and pdf format.

Table of contents

Tables and charts

This report includes 28 images and tables including:

  • Key play data
  • Assumptions
  • Price assumptions
  • Value creation versus investment (TYP period)
  • Value creation versus investment (outlook)
  • Exploration wells by play
  • Licensed exploration acreage
  • Expiry forecast of current licences
  • Key licence holders
  • Commerciality index
  • Geology: Table 1
  • Drilling activity by well type
  • Discoveries and success rates
  • Reserves and resources: Table 1
  • Reserves and resources: Table 2
  • Costs: Table 1
  • Exploration and appraisal spend
  • Typical fiscal terms
  • Henry Hub and local gas price assumptions
  • Value creation, spend and volume discovered
  • Outlook value creation, spend and prospective resource volume
  • Full-cycle economic analysis
  • Paleozoic
  • Reserves and resources: Table 3
  • Development: Table 1
  • Unit value of potential discoveries
  • Prospect breakeven prices
  • Economic analysis: Table 1

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    Algeria Gourara

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