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DEA oil and gas exploration summary



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In March 2014 RWE AG agreed to sell its upstream exploration and production portion of the group to LetterOne (L1). The deal valued the upstream business unit at US$7.1 billion and concluded in early 2015 and is now known simply as DEA.The company's exploration strategy includes a mix of near field drilling and frontier activity. In Europe the company targets areas with existing infrastructure in Norway onshore Germany and Denmark. It aggressively built it's portfolio in Norway through 2006 2015 giving it a large inventory of prospects to target both in the mature sectors of the North Sea and the more frontier Mid Norway and Barents Sea plays. Its priority in the region is to bring new discoveries onstream quickly.

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Table of contents

  • Executive summary
  • Strategy
  • Investment and costs
  • Exploration
  • Reserves and resources
  • Production
  • Valuation

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This report includes 23 images and tables including:


  • Basins drilled and all conventional & organic unconventional discoveries 2006-2015
  • Exploration & appraisal spend and reinvestment
  • Exploration & appraisal spend by water depth
  • Exploration & appraisal spend by basin maturity
  • Discovery costs by water depth
  • Reserves and resources: Image 1
  • Reserves and resources: Image 2
  • Reserves and resources: Image 3
  • Reserves and resources: Image 4
  • Production from new field discoveries, organic unconventionals and as a proportion of all future production
  • Strategy: Image 1
  • Strategy: Image 2
  • Exploration wells drilled and spend per well
  • Exploration success rates
  • Full cycle value creation by year
  • Exploration returns by year
  • Costs and development value by reserve category
  • Returns by water depth


  • Ten year performance summary
  • All discoveries (2006 to 2015)
  • Full-cycle economics
  • Swot Grid
  • Gross exploration & appraisal wells by basin and sector

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