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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 to be relatively mature. Several exploration opportunities remain open to companies. Onshore activity has focussed on the Cretaceous pre salt horizons whilst offshore activity has been primarily focussed 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.

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Table of contents

  • Key facts
  • Summary and key issues
  • Location maps
  • Participation
  • Key companies
  • Geology
  • Exploration
  • Reserves and resources
  • Development
  • Costs
  • Fiscal and regulatory
  • Economic assumptions
  • Economic analysis

Tables and charts

This report includes 79 images and tables including:

Images

  • Value creation versus investment (TYP period)
  • Value creation versus investment (outlook)
  • Exploration history map
  • Exploration wells by play
  • Licensed exploration acreage
  • Expiry forecast of current licences
  • Gross exploration wells completed by operator
  • Net exploration wells completed by participant
  • Summary and key issues: Image 3
  • Drilling activity by well type
  • Cumulative exploration wells by play
  • Discoveries and success rates
  • Discoveries by license year and drilling year
  • Basin creaming curve
  • Volumes discovered by year
  • Average discovery size and volume per well by year
  • Exploration and appraisal spend
  • Exploration spend per well and average well depth
  • Brent & local oil price assumptions (Onshore)
  • Brent & local oil price assumptions (Shelf)
  • Brent and local oil price assumptions (Cretaceous Deepwater)
  • Value creation, spend and volume discovered
  • Returns by drilling year
  • Breakeven price versus prospect size
  • Value creation versus investment
  • Cumulative discoveries by play
  • Cumulative volumes discovered by play
  • Cretaceous Onshore (pre-salt)
  • Cretaceous Shelf (post-salt)
  • Cretaceous Deepwater (pre-salt)
  • Value of potential discoveries
  • Unit value of potential discoveries
  • Economic analysis: Image 7
  • Economic analysis: Image 8
  • Economic analysis: Image 9
  • Economic analysis: Image 10
  • Breakeven price of exploration
  • Discount rate breakeven price sensitivities
  • Economic analysis: Image 13
  • Economic analysis: Image 14
  • Economic analysis: Image 15
  • Economic analysis: Image 16
  • Cretaceous Onshore (pre-salt)
  • Cretaceous Shelf (post-salt)
  • Cretaceous Deepwater (pre-salt)

Tables

  • Play level data
  • Assumptions
  • Key licence holders
  • Key well operators (TYP period)
  • Company success rates and discoveries
  • Key play characteristics
  • Key reservoir characteristics
  • Key reservoir characteristics
  • Key reservoir characteristics
  • Key basin data
  • Forecast data by Play (outlook)
  • Development: Table 1
  • Cretaceous Shelf (post-salt)
  • Cretaceous Deepwater (pre-salt)
  • Costs: Table 1
  • Costs: Table 2
  • Typical fiscal terms – Cretaceous Onshore (pre-salt) play
  • Typical fiscal terms – Cretaceous Shelf (post-salt) play
  • Typical fiscal terms – Cretaceous Deepwater (pre-salt) play
  • Full-cycle economic analysis
  • Reserves and resources: Table 2
  • Cretaceous Onshore (pre-salt)
  • Cretaceous Shelf (post-salt)
  • Cretaceous Deepwater (pre-salt)
  • Cretaceous Onshore (pre-salt)
  • Cretaceous Shelf (post-salt)
  • Cretaceous Deepwater (Pre-salt)
  • Cretaceous Onshore (pre-salt)
  • Cretaceous Shelf (post-salt)
  • Cretaceous Deepwater (pre-salt)
  • Average value of future discoveries and implied acreage value
  • Reserves and resources: Table 4
  • Reserves and resources: Table 5
  • Reserves and resources: Table 6

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