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Ghana Cote d`Ivoire exploration basin

Ghana Cote d`Ivoire exploration basin

Report summary

The Ghana Cote d'Ivoire Basin is located offshore western Ghana and, to date, has been the most successful basin for exploration in the country. Over the last decade, exploration results have been very encouraging and a key success was the discovery of the giant Jubilee field in 2007. However, since its discovery, new finds have been much smaller in size, averaging just over 60 million barrels of oil equivalent. It is thought that many of the best prospects in the basin have now been drilled and explorers in the country may start to turn their attention to the neighbouring Keta-Togo-Benin Basin to the east.

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Oil and gas exploration is an industry in constant motion, from technological breakthroughs to shifting supply and demand. 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 Basin report provides a detailed analysis of exploration of this basin, including discovery and development costs, location maps and information about licensing and fiscal terms. You'll also find information about discovery and development costs and full-cycle returns.

Explorers and advisors can use this report to understand the history and potential value of this basin.

Wood Mackenzie has access to historic data for over 450 basins and forecasts for more than 125 basins. We provide accurate information on the cost of exploration compared to the value of discoveries so that you can develop profitable strategies.

Our in-depth analysis gives you the information you need to navigate the ever-changing challenges of oil and gas exploration so you can make critical commercial decisions.

  • Key facts
  • Summary and key issues
    • Commerciality Index
  • Location maps
  • Participation
  • Key companies
    • Licensing participation
  • Geology
  • Exploration
    • Wells drilled
    • Basin success rates
  • Reserves and resources
    • Volumes discovered
    • Yet-to-find potential
      • Play inputs
        • Creaming curve and key play data
      • Model field pool size distribution
      • Existing discoveries and modelled yet-to-find pool size distribution
  • Development
    • Yet-to-find costs and underlying development assumptions
  • Costs
  • Fiscal and regulatory
    • Licensing
    • Fiscal terms
  • Economic assumptions
    • Oil and gas prices
  • Economic analysis
    • TYP economics
    • Outlook economics
      • Development value
      • Prospect breakeven price
      • Expected monetary value (EMV)
      • Play economics
    • Full-cycle basin economics
      • Implied acreage value

In this report there are 52 tables or charts, including:

  • Key facts
    • Key play data
    • Assumptions
    • Price assumptions
  • Summary and key issues
    • Value creation versus investment (TYP Period)
    • Value creation versus investment (Outlook)
    • Cote d'Ivoire commerciality index
  • Location maps
    • Exploration history map
    • Exploration wells by play
  • Participation
    • Licensed exploration acreage
    • Expiry forecast of current licences
  • Key companies
    • Key licence holders
    • Key well operators
    • Gross exploration wells completed by operator
    • Net exploration wells completed by participant
    • Company success rates and discoveries
  • Geology
    • Key reservoir characteristics
  • Exploration
    • Drilling activity by well type
    • Cumulative exploration wells by play
    • Discoveries and success rates
    • Discoveries by licence year and drilling year
  • Reserves and resources
    • Basin creaming curve
    • Key basin data
    • Volumes discovered by year
    • Average discovery size and volume per well by year
    • Reserves and resources: Table 2
    • Cumulative discoveries by play
    • Cumulative volumes discovered by play
    • Forecast data by play (outlook)
    • Late Cretaceous Deepwater
    • Reserves and resources: Table 4
    • Late Cretaceous Deepwater
    • Late Cretaceous Deepwater
  • Development
    • Late Cretaceous Deepwater
  • Costs
    • Recent discovery costs
    • Summary of discovery and development costs
    • Exploration and appraisal spend
    • Exploration spend per well and average well depth
  • Fiscal and regulatory
    • Typical fiscal terms
  • Economic assumptions
    • Brent and local oil price assumptions
    • Henry Hub and local gas price assumptions
  • Economic analysis
    • Economic analysis: Image 1
    • Economic analysis: Image 2
    • Economic analysis: Image 3
    • Economic analysis: Image 4
    • Value of potential discoveries
    • Unit value of potential discoveries
    • Economic analysis: Image 7
    • Economic analysis: Image 8
    • Expected monetary value (EMV) at Base price
    • Late Cretaceous Deepwater
    • Full-cycle economic analysis
    • Average value of future discoveries and implied acreage value
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