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ConocoPhillips oil and gas exploration summary


ConocoPhillips oil and gas exploration summary

Report summary

ConocoPhillips is phasing out deepwater exploration, part of an investment shift towards flexible unconventional development and exploration in shorter-cycle, more competitive basins. North American unconventionals lie at the heart of the company’s strategy and the company posted a strong organic performance in the key liquids-rich plays. Further upside is likely from legacy Permian acreage. A higher-impact conventional exploration strategy 2008-2015 yielded large volumes but value was elusive as resource commercialisation proved difficult. 

Here, we analyse ConocoPhillips' conventional and unconventional exploration strategy, and its exploration performance over the period 2006-2015, including investment, well activity, volume discovered, discovery cost, reserve replacement ratio, value creation and rates of return. The report includes a detailed data download.


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Description

Affected by supply and demand, the economy of individual countries and technological breakthroughs, oil and gas exploration is an industry in constant motion. The high costs of finding and developing new oil and gas fields that can be commercially developed has created a challenging atmosphere, with explorers increasingly seeing low returns, low value and slow progress.

This Exploration Summary report quantifies the company's exploration volume and value performance over the past 10 years, and reviews its outlook for future success.

Businesses can use this report to get a detailed analysis of this company, what exploration areas they're involved in, what wells to watch and how well placed they are. It will help you understand company performance and shows how the best explorers have achieved their success.

Wood Mackenzie benchmarks exploration results for over 40 companies. Our analysts provide accurate information on the cost of exploration compared to the value of discoveries so that you can develop profitable strategies. We are the established global industry standard for oil and gas exploration performance.

  • Executive summary
    • Basins drilled and all conventional & organic unconventional discoveries 2006-2015
  • Strategy
    • Upstream strategy
    • Exploration outlook
    • Evolution of exploration strategy
  • Investment and costs
  • Exploration
    • Well data
  • Reserves and resources
  • Production
  • Valuation
    • Unconventionals out-perform
    • Conventional exploration under performance from a low-risk legacy strategy
    • Higher-impact strategy provided greater materiality but destroyed value, leading to exit

In this report there are 24 tables or charts, including:

  • Executive summary
    • Executive summary: Image 1
    • Ten year performance summary
  • Strategy
    • SWOT grid
    • Net active exploration acreage by water depth
    • Net active conventional exploration acreage by country
  • Investment and costs
    • Exploration & appraisal spend and reinvestment
    • Exploration & appraisal spend by water depth
    • Exploration & appraisal spend by basin maturity
    • Discovery costs by water depth
  • Exploration
    • Gross conventional exploration & appraisal wells by basin and sector
    • Exploration wells drilled and spend per well
    • Exploration success rates
  • Reserves and resources
    • Top 40 discoveries (2006 to 2015)
    • Key organic unconventional plays
    • Volumes discovered by year
    • Volumes discovered by water depth
    • Volumes discovered by country
    • Volumes discovered by basin
  • Production
    • Production from new field discoveries and organic unconventionals, and as a proportion of all future production
  • Valuation
    • Full-cycle economics
    • Full cycle value creation by year, including unconventionals
    • Exploration returns by year, including unconventionals
    • Costs and development value by reserve category
    • Exploration returns by water depth
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