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Exploration trends - benchmarking by play maturity

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28 August 2019

Exploration trends - benchmarking by play maturity

Report summary

Maturity is a defining element of exploration portfolio, programme and strategy. Companies must decide between the greater risks and rewards of frontier opportunities versus smaller, safer bets in mature plays. Optimal timing of play entry is a critical contributor to exploration outperformance. This Exploration trends - benchmarking by basin maturity report quantifies conventional exploration performance in over 500 basins worldwide for the decade 2009-2018. The cost of exploration is compared with the value of new field discoveries made. Our analysis of exploration results over the decade 2009-2018 reveals frontier exploration is generally better than mature alternatives. Big volumes in new plays offer better returns than near-field drilling for smaller prospects close to infrastructure. Full details are available to download in pdf and excel format.

Table of contents

  • Introduction
  • Maturity definition

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  • Exploration maturity definition

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