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Report summary

The Browse Basin is located off the northwest coast of Australia and is one of the most isolated of the Australian basins. Water depths are generally less than 1 000 metres but can exceed 3 000 metres. To date much of the exploration has concentrated on the shelf area and we expect this gas prone play to provide the majority of the future volumes and all of the future value in the basin. Value can be created in the play under our Base and High price assumptions. Explorers are expected to maintain activity in the deepwater play also although we forecast only modest levels of drilling. The higher costs and modest yet to find resources mean that we do not expect value to be created here even under our High price assumption.

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Table of contents

  • Key facts
  • Summary and key issues
  • Location maps
  • Participation
  • Key companies
  • Geology
  • Exploration
  • Reserves and resources
  • Development
  • Costs
  • Fiscal and regulatory
  • Economic assumptions
  • Economic analysis

Tables and charts

This report includes 62 images and tables including:

Images

  • Value creation versus investment (TYP period)
  • Value creation versus investment (outlook)
  • Exploration history map
  • Licensed exploration acreage
  • Expiry forecast of current licences
  • Gross exploration wells completed by operator
  • Net exploration wells completed by participant
  • Commerciality index
  • Location maps: Image 2
  • Drilling activity by well type
  • Cumulative exploration wells by play
  • Discoveries and success rates
  • Discoveries by licence year and drilling year
  • Basin creaming curve
  • Volumes discovered by year
  • Average discovery size and volume per well by year
  • Cumulative discoveries by play
  • Cumulative volumes discovered by play
  • Jurassic Shelf
  • Jurassic Deepwater
  • Exploration and appraisal spend
  • Exploration spend per well and average well depth
  • Brent and local oil price assumptions
  • 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
  • Jurassic Shelf
  • Jurassic Deepwater
  • Value of potential discoveries
  • Unit value of potential discoveries
  • Value of potential discoveries
  • Unit value of potential discoveries
  • Breakeven price of exploration
  • Discount rate breakeven price sensitivities
  • Breakeven price of exploration
  • Discount rate breakeven price sensitivities

Tables

  • Play level data
  • Assumptions
  • Key licence holders
  • Key well operators (TYP period)
  • Company success rates and discoveries
  • Key play characteristics
  • Recent discovery costs
  • Key basin data
  • Top discoveries (TYP period)
  • Forecast data by play (outlook)
  • Jurassic Shelf
  • Jurassic Deepwater
  • Jurassic Shelf
  • Jurassic Deepwater
  • Costs: Table 2
  • Jurassic Shelf
  • Jurassic Deepwater
  • Jurassic Shelf
  • Jurassic Deepwater
  • Full-cycle economic analysis
  • Average value of future discoveries and implied acreage value
  • Reserves and resources: Table 4
  • Reserves and resources: Table 5
  • Typical fiscal terms

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