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Algeria Gourara exploration basin

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01 July 2016

Algeria Gourara exploration basin

Report summary

The Gourara Basin covers over 260,000 square kilometres of desert terrain in central Algeria.  Exploration in the basin dates back to the 1950s, and since then a large number of primarily gas fields have been discovered in reservoirs of Silurian to Devonian age in the Paleozoic Gas play. Explorers in the basin will struggle to create value due to harsh fiscal terms and a challenging operating environment in this gas-prone basin.

Table of contents

  • Key facts
    • Key issues include:
  • Location maps
  • Participation
  • Key companies
  • Geology
    • Volumes discovered
    • Yet-to-find potential
      • Play inputs
        • Creaming curve and key play data
      • Existing discoveries and modelled yet-to-find pool size distribution
    • Yet-to-find costs and underlying development assumptions
      • Paleozoic
    • Recent discovery costs
    • Summary of discovery and development costs
    • Licensing
    • Fiscal terms
    • Oil and gas prices
    • TYP economics
    • Outlook economics
      • Development value
        • Paleozoic
        • Prospect breakeven price
      • Expected monetary value (EMV)
        • Paleozoic
      • Play economics
        • Paleozoic
        • Full cycle basin economics
          • Implied acreage value
            • Average value of future discoveries and implied acreage value

Tables and charts

This report includes 49 images and tables including:

  • Key play data
  • Assumptions
  • Value creation versus investment (TYP period)
  • Value creation versus investment (outlook)
  • Exploration history map
  • Location maps: Image 2
  • Licensed exploration acreage
  • Expiry forecast of current licences
  • Key licence holders
  • Key well operators (TYP period)
  • Gross exploration wells completed by operator
  • Net exploration wells completed by participant
  • Company success rates and discoveries
  • Key play characteristics
  • Drilling activity by well type
  • Cumulative exploration wells by play
  • Commerciality index
  • Discoveries and success rates
  • Discoveries by licence year and drilling year
  • Basin creaming curve
  • Key basin data
  • Volumes discovered by year
  • Average discovery size and volume per well by year
  • Top discoveries (TYP period)
  • Cumulative discoveries by play
  • Cumulative volumes discovered by play
  • Costs: Table 1
  • Costs: Table 2
  • Exploration and appraisal spend
  • Exploration spend per well and average well depth
  • Fiscal and regulatory: Table 1
  • Henry Hub and local gas price assumptions
  • Value creation, spend and volume discovered
  • Returns by drilling year
  • Breakeven price versus prospect size
  • Value creation versus investment
  • Paleozoic
  • Development: Table 1
  • Paleozoic
  • Reserves and resources: Table 3
  • Reserves and resources: Table 4
  • Value of potential discoveries
  • Unit value of potential discoveries
  • Breakeven price of exploration
  • Discount rate breakeven price sensitivities
  • Economic analysis: Table 1
  • Economic analysis: Table 2
  • Full-cycle economic analysis
  • Economic analysis: Table 4

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