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Australia Great Australian Bight exploration basin

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21 August 2018

Australia Great Australian Bight exploration basin

Report summary

The Great Australian Bight Basin is located off the southern coast of Australia. Compared to other, higher profile basins around Australia, the basin has seen minimal exploration activity and no discoveries have been made.  The basin is exposed to harsh weather conditions and rough sea states, and developments will have to be built to high specification to withstand the conditions. The unproven frontier basin is touted as one of the most prospective in the world and has the potential to create value if very substantial volumes of liquids can be discovered. However, at this stage, various assumptions in this analysis including potential resource volumes, forecasted success rates, discovery sizes, spending in the basin, are best estimates and subject to a wide range of unknowns and uncertainties.

Table of contents

  • Key facts
    • Key issues include:
  • Location maps
  • Participation
  • Geology
  • Exploration
    • Prospective resource potential
      • Play inputs
        • Key play data
      • Model field pool size distribution
        • Ceduna Sub-basin
      • Existing discoveries and modelled prospective resource pool size distribution
    • Prospective resources costs and underlying development assumptions
      • Ceduna Sub-basin
  • Costs
    • Licensing
    • Fiscal terms
    • Outlook economics
      • Prospect economics
        • Ceduna Sub-basin
      • Expected monetary value
        • Ceduna Sub-basin
        • Full cycle basin economics

Tables and charts

This report includes 17 images and tables including:

  • Key play data
  • Assumptions
  • Exploration wells by play
  • Licensed exploration acreage
  • Expiry forecast of current licences
  • Key play characteristics
  • Commerciality index
  • Reserves and resources: Table 1
  • Typical fiscal terms
  • Ceduna Sub-basin
  • Development: Table 1
  • Ceduna Sub-basin
  • Reserves and resources: Table 3
  • Unit value of potential discoveries
  • Prospect breakeven prices
  • Economic analysis: Table 1
  • Full cycle economic analysis

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