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26 April 2016

Angola Kwanza exploration basin

Report summary

Prior to 2011, exploration in Angola's Kwanza Basin had been disappointing, with just a few small oil discoveries having been made in Late Cretaceous and Tertiary reservoirs. Explorers focused on the more productive reservoirs of the Lower Congo Basin instead. However, more recently, the phenomenal success of the Early Cretaceous pre-salt reservoirs in Brazil has brought the exploration potential of the Kwanza back into view. The shared geological history of the two basins has led explorers to believe that the pre-salt play in the Kwanza Basin could hold giant deposits of oil. While expectations for the play have rested on oil, recent discoveries contain considerable volumes of gas. The lack of a gas market and uncertainties around gas commercialisation are key concerns for operators, who will continue to focus on exploration and development of liquids.

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Tables and charts

This report includes 52 images and tables including:

  • Key play characteristics
  • Assumptions
  • Summary and key issues: Image 1
  • Summary and key issues: Image 2
  • Exploration history
  • Exploration wells by play
  • Participation: Image 1
  • Participation: Image 2
  • Key licence holders
  • Key well operators (TYP period)
  • Key companies: Image 1
  • Key companies: Image 2
  • Company success rates
  • Key play characteristics
  • Recent discovery costs
  • Summary of discovery and development costs
  • Exploration and appraisal spend
  • Exploration spend per well and average well depth
  • Angola Kwanza commerciality index
  • Exploration: Image 1
  • Exploration: Image 2
  • 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)
  • Reserves and resources: Image 4
  • Reserves and resources: Image 5
  • Forecast data by Play (outlook)
  • Cretaceous Deepwater (pre-salt)
  • Typical fiscal terms
  • Brent and local oil price assumptions
  • Henry Hub and local oil price assumptions
  • Value creation, spend and volume discovered
  • Economic analysis: Image 2
  • Breakeven price versus prospect size
  • Value creation versus investment
  • Economic analysis: Image 5
  • Economic analysis: Image 6
  • Economic analysis: Table 3
  • Reserves and resources: Image 6
  • Reserves and resources: Table 4
  • Reserves and resources: Table 5
  • Cretaceous Deepwater (pre-salt)
  • Cretaceous Deepwater (pre-salt)
  • Economic analysis: Image 7
  • Economic analysis: Image 8
  • Expected monetary value (EMV)
  • Play economics
  • Average value of future discoveries and implied acreage value

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