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Brazil Foz do Amazonas - Marajo exploration basin

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25 May 2018

Brazil Foz do Amazonas - Marajo exploration basin

Report summary

The Foz do Amazonas - Marajo Basin is a predominantly offshore basin located in the western portion of the Brazilian Equatorial Margin, adjacent to the French Guiana Guyana Basin. Compared to the prolific southern Brazilian basins, the Foz do Amazonas - Marajo Basin has seen minimal activity to date, and so limited success, but holds the potential for significant discoveries. The fiscal regime provides little cushion to the high costs in this remote region, and as a result, creating value is challenging. This exploration basin report is one of six covering exploration in Brazil. It provides a detailed analysis of recent exploration and future expectations including discovery and development costs, maps and details of licensing and fiscal terms. We also evaluate the yet-to-find volume and value creation potential. The report is accompanied by multiple excel downloads.

Table of contents

  • Key facts
    • Key issues include:
  • Location maps
  • Participation
    • Key licence holders
  • Geology
    • Wells drilled
      • The basin was first drilled in 1951 and reasonable levels of activity were maintained up to the 1980s. Drilling during this time focused on the shallow water region of the basin. After a short hiatus, activity picked up again in 2001, following the 1st Brazilian licensing round, with a new focus on the deepwater. No wells were drilled in the TYP period and to date only 5 wells have been drilled in the Cretaceous Tertiary Deepwater play.
    • Volumes discovered
    • Prospective resource potential
      • Play inputs
    • Model field pool size distribution
    • Existing discoveries and modelled prospective pool size distribution
    • Prospective resource costs and underlying development assumptions
  • Costs
    • Licensing
    • Fiscal terms
    • Oil price
    • TYP economics
    • Outlook economics
      • Development value
      • Cretaceous Tertiary Deepwater
      • Prospect breakeven price
      • Cretaceous Tertiary Deepwater
      • Expected monetary value (EMV)
      • Play economics
    • Full-cycle basin economics
      • Implied acreage value

Tables and charts

This report includes 32 images and tables including:

  • Play level data
  • Assumptions
  • Key facts: Table 3
  • Value creation versus investment (TYP period)
  • Value creation versus investment (outlook period)
  • Exploration history map
  • Location maps: Image 2
  • Licensed exploration acreage
  • Expiry forecast of current licences
  • Key play characteristics
  • Recent discovery Costs
  • Summary and key issues: Image 3
  • Key companies: Table 1
  • Basin creaming curve
  • Key basin data
  • Frontier methodology parameters
  • Cretaceous Tertiary Deepwater
  • Cretaceous Tertiary Deepwater
  • Cretaceous Tertiary Deepwater
  • Typical fiscal terms
  • Brent and local oil price assumptions
  • Breakeven price versus prospect size
  • Value creation versus investment
  • Full-cycle economic analysis
  • Reserves and resources: Table 3
  • Value of potential discoveries
  • Unit value of potential discoveries
  • Breakeven price of exploration
  • Discount rate breakeven price sensitivities
  • Cretaceous Tertiary Deepwater
  • Cretaceous Tertiary Deepwater
  • Average value of future discoveries and implied acreage value

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