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27 August 2019

Gabon Gabon exploration basin

Report summary

The Gabon Basin is bordered by the Rio Muni Basin in the north and the Lower Congo basin to the south. It comprises the vast majority of Gabon’s licensed acreage, extending from the ultra-deepwater in the west, across the continental shelf and coast to the onshore jungle interior. The shelf and onshore areas of the basin are considered relatively mature. Several exploration opportunities remain open. Onshore activity has focused on the Cretaceous pre-salt horizons, whilst offshore activity has been primarily focused on post-salt reservoirs. However, deepwater drilling in the post-salt has yielded few returns, and future activity is expected to focus on the pre-salt: Total's Diaman discovery in 2013 proved the existence of a working hydrocarbon system, which was confirmed by Shell's Leopard gas field discovery in 2014. Value will only be created from such gas finds when a viable gas monetisation scheme is developed, be it a domestic market or via LNG exports.

Table of contents

    • Play inputs – Cretaceous Onshore (pre-salt)
    • Play inputs – Cretaceous Shelf (post-salt)
    • Play inputs – Cretaceous Deepwater (pre-salt)
  • Wells drilled
  • Basin success rates
  • Volumes discovered
    • Play inputs
    • Creaming curve and key play data
    • Model field pool size distribution
    • Existing discoveries and modelled yet-to-find pool size distribution
  • Prospective resource costs and underlying development assumptions
  • Licensing
  • Fiscal terms
  • Oil and gas prices
  • TYP economics
    • Development value
    • Prospect breakeven price
    • Cretaceous Deepwater (pre-salt)
    • Expected monetary value (EMV)
    • Play Economics
  • Full cycle basin economics

Tables and charts

This report includes 70 images and tables including:

  • Commerciality index
  • Exploration history map
  • Exploration wells by play
  • Licensed exploration acreage
  • Expiry forecast of current licences
  • Key licence holders
  • Key well operators (TYP period)
  • Gross exploration wells completed by operator
  • Net exploration wells completed by participant
  • Company success rates and discoveries
  • Key play characteristics
  • Drilling activity by well type
  • Cumulative exploration wells by play
  • Discoveries and success rates
  • Discoveries by license year and drilling year
  • Basin creaming curve
  • Key basin data
  • Volumes discovered by year
  • Average discovery size and volume per well by year
  • Top discoveries (TYP period)
  • Cumulative discoveries by play
  • Cumulative volumes discovered by play
  • Forecast data by Play (outlook)
  • Cretaceous Deepwater (pre-salt)
  • Cretaceous Shelf (post-salt)
  • Cretaceous Onshore (pre-salt)
  • Recent discovery costs
  • Summary of discovery and development costs
  • Exploration and appraisal spend
  • Exploration spend per well and average well depth
  • Brent and local oil price assumptions
  • Henry Hub and local gas price assumptions (Deepwater only)
  • Value creation, spend and volume discovered
  • Returns by drilling year
  • Breakeven price versus prospect size
  • Value creation versus investment
  • Full-cycle economic analysis
  • Key reservoir characteristics
  • Key reservoir characteristics
  • Key reservoir characteristics
  • Cretaceous Deepwater (pre-salt)
  • Cretaceous Shelf (post-salt)
  • Cretaceous Onshore (pre-salt)
  • Cretaceous Deepwater (pre-salt)
  • Cretaceous Shelf (post-salt)
  • Cretaceous Onshore (pre-salt)
  • Cretaceous Deepwater (pre-salt)
  • Cretaceous Shelf (post-salt)
  • Cretaceous Onshore (pre-salt)
  • Value of potential discoveries
  • Unit value of potential discoveries
  • Value of potential discoveries
  • Unit value of potential discoveries
  • Value of potential discoveries
  • Unit value of potential discoveries
  • Breakeven price of exploration
  • Discount rate breakeven price sensitivities
  • Breakeven price of exploration
  • Discount rate breakeven price sensitivities
  • Breakeven price of exploration
  • Discount rate breakeven price sensitivities
  • Cretaceous Deepwater (pre-salt)
  • Cretaceous Shelf (post-salt)
  • Cretaceous Onshore (Pre-salt)
  • Cretaceous Deepwater (pre-salt)
  • Cretaceous Shelf (post-salt)
  • Cretaceous Onshore (pre-salt)

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