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Azerbaijan South Caspian exploration basin

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Report summary

The Azeri South Caspian Basin is a prolific hydrocarbon basin. Historically, it has been a liquids-rich province, dominated by onshore and shelf exploration. However, since the discovery of the giant Shah Deniz gas field in 1999, explorers have predominantly targeted giant, ultra-deep gas prospects. Due to its significant yet-to-find resources, and low discovery costs, the basin has the potential to create very healthy full cycle returns in the future.

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This report includes 50 images and tables including:


  • 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
  • Gross exploration wells completed by operator
  • Net exploration wells completed by participant
  • Exploration and appraisal spend
  • Exploration spend per well and average well depth
  • Commerciality index
  • Drilling activity by well type
  • Cumulative exploration wells by play
  • Discoveries and success rates
  • Discoveries by licence year and drilling year
  • Reserves and resources: Image 1
  • Volumes discovered by year
  • Average discovery size and volume per well by year
  • Cumulative discoveries by play
  • Cumulative volumes discovered by play
  • 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
  • Reserves and resources: Image 6
  • Pliocene Shelf
  • Value of potential discoveries
  • Unit value of potential discoveries
  • Breakeven price of exploration
  • Discount rate breakeven price sensitivities


  • Play level data
  • Assumptions
  • Key licence holders
  • Key well operators (TYP period)
  • Company success rates and discoveries
  • Key play characteristics
  • Recent discovery costs
  • Summary of discovery and development costs
  • Recent Discovery Costs
  • Reserves and resources: Table 1
  • Reserves and resources: Table 2
  • Pliocene Shelf
  • Pliocene Shelf
  • Typical fiscal terms
  • Pliocene Shelf
  • Pliocene Shelf
  • Full cycle economic analysis
  • Reserves and resources: Table 3

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