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Australia Bonaparte exploration basin

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16 March 2021

Australia Bonaparte exploration basin

Report summary

Australia's Bonaparte basin has attracted little of the country's exploration investment over the last decade, well behind the more prolific North Carnarvon and Browse basins. Operators face significant obstacles to monetising discoveries. The basin includes petroleum systems of Mesozoic and Palaeozoic age, divided into several sub-basins including the Sahul Platform, Vulcan Sub-basin and Petrel Sub-basin. The majority of resources discovered lie within the north-eastern Sahul Platform, but given the challenges of monetising gas, we expect a small number of operators to drill on the more valuable, oil-prone Vulcan Graben Sub-basin if commodity prices are favourable. Full details are available for download in pdf and xls format.

Table of contents

    • Advantages:
    • Challenges:
    • Other issues:
  • Wells drilled
  • Prospective resource costs and underlying development assumptions
  • Expected monetary value (EMV)
  • Play economics
  • Full-cycle basin economics
  • Licensing
  • Fiscal terms
  • Oil and gas prices

Tables and charts

This report includes 19 images and tables including:

  • Exploration history map
  • Top 10 discoveries
  • Key acreage holders
  • Sahul Platform outlook summary
  • Vulcan Graben Sub-basin outlook summary
  • Sahul Platform
  • Vulcan Graben Sub-basin
  • Summary of discovery and development costs
  • Sahul Platform
  • Vulcan Graben Sub-basin
  • Sahul Platform
  • Vulcan Graben Sub-basin
  • Full-cycle economic analysis
  • Typical fiscal terms - offshore plays
  • Brent and local oil price assumptions
  • Henry Hub and local gas price assumptions
  • Brent and local oil price assumptions
  • Exploration wells by play
  • Key play characteristics

What's included

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    Australia Bonaparte exploration basin

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    Australia Bonaparte exploration basin

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