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India Cambay exploration basin

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The Cambay Basin is an oil-prone basin located in northwest India. It offers some of the lowest full-cycle breakeven prices and highest returns in the industry, thanks to an extensive network of infrastructure and a prevailing focus on near-field exploration. Exploration can be divided into two: the extensively drilled and very mature Gujarat region, and the emergent Rajasthani province, which was proven in 2002 following Cairn Energy's play-opening Raageshwari discovery. India offers favourable fiscal terms for exploration, with full-cycle government take of < 60% in our outlook models. The newly introduced Hydrocarbon Exploration and Licensing Policy includes a new revenue sharing contract structure which aims to reduce regulatory oversight and bureaucracy and provide greater pricing freedom. Together with new open acreage licensing, it aims to stimulate interest in the upstream sector. This report analyses, costs, volumes and economics. It is accompanied by multiple excel downloads.

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This report includes 31 images and tables including:


  • Value creation versus investment (TYP period)
  • Value creation versus investment (outlook)
  • Exploration wells by play
  • Licensed exploration acreage
  • Expiry forecast of current licences
  • Exploration and appraisal spend
  • Commerciality index
  • Drilling activity by well type
  • Discoveries and success rate
  • TYP value creation, spend and volume discovered
  • Outlook value creation, spend and YTF volume
  • Gujarat Tertiary
  • Rajasthan Tertiary
  • Unit value of potential discoveries
  • Prospect breakeven prices
  • Unit value of potential discoveries
  • Prospect breakeven prices


  • Key play data
  • Assumptions
  • Price assumptions
  • Summary of discovery and development costs
  • Geology: Table 1
  • Top discoveries (TYP period)
  • Typical fiscal terms
  • Full cycle economic analysis
  • Reserves and resources: Table 2
  • Reserves and resources: Table 3
  • Development: Table 1
  • Development: Table 2
  • Gujarat Tertiary
  • Rajasthan Tertiary

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