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Global exploration: what to look for in 2015

Global exploration: what to look for in 2015

Report summary

Exploration spending will be cut by at least 30%, as discretionary E&A drilling is deferred or dropped. Most explorers will focus on lower-risk heartland basins. Companies will try to spend nothing now whilst retaining acreage where they can. Farm-in opportunities will abound, but selectivity is key. Licensing authorities will be under pressure to improve the attractiveness of terms on offer or to defer upcoming rounds.

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  • Executive Summary
  • Spending cuts of 30% and more
    • High-cost drilling (mostly) deferred in favour of lower-cost, lower-risk options
    • Licences will be extended where possible, relinquished if marginal
    • Opportunities abound for selective, niche farm-ins
  • Licence rounds enter new competitive era
    • Timing of rounds becomes uncertain
    • Easing of terms
  • Bright spots in 2015

In this report there are 2 tables or charts, including:

  • Executive Summary
  • Spending cuts of 30% and more
    • Exploration budgets of select companies
  • Licence rounds enter new competitive era
  • Bright spots in 2015
    • Map of select licensing rounds and frontier drilling to watch
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