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China North China exploration basin

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03 April 2018

China North China exploration basin

Report summary

The North China basin is a prolific hydrocarbon province covering more than 435,000 km2, of which over 85% is onshore. Foreign investment is limited to the offshore (Bohai Gulf) sector of the basin, where explorers have created exceptional value through the discovery of shallow water oil volumes. While a number of large and giant discoveries account for a significant proportion of offshore value creation, operators have also leveraged spare infrastructure to fast-track the development of smaller finds, delivering exceptional rates of return. This exploration basin report provides a detailed analysis of recent exploration and future expectations including discovery and development costs, location maps and information about licensing and fiscal terms. We also evaluate the yet-to-find volume and value potential. The report is accompanied by multiple excel downloads which detail costs, volumes and value.

Table of contents

Tables and charts

This report includes 25 images and tables including:

  • Key play data
  • Assumptions
  • Value creation versus investment (TYP period)
  • Value creation versus investment (outlook)
  • Exploration wells by play
  • Licensed exploration acreage
  • Expiry forecast of current licences
  • Key play characteristics
  • Summary of discovery and development costs
  • Costs: Table 2
  • Drilling activity by well type
  • Discoveries and success rate
  • Top discoveries (TYP period)
  • Bohai Gulf (Tertiary)
  • Typical fiscal terms
  • Brent and local oil price assumptions
  • TYP value creation, spend and volume discovered
  • Outlook value creation, spend and prospective resource volume
  • Summary and key issues: Image 3
  • Bohai Gulf (Tertiary)
  • Reserves and resources: Table 2
  • Unit value of potential discoveries
  • Prospect breakeven prices
  • Economic analysis: Table 1
  • Full cycle economic analysis

What's included

This report contains:

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    China North China

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    China North China exploration basin

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    China North China exploration basin

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