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Iraq Widyan - North Arabian Gulf exploration basin

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21 January 2019

Iraq Widyan - North Arabian Gulf exploration basin

Report summary

Exploration in the Widyan - North Arabian Gulf Basin has provided a number of super-giant oil discoveries, trapped in compression related structures associated with the convergence of the Arabian and Iranian plates.  Despite the huge hydrocarbon potential of the region, exploration and production has been limited by a series of above-ground issues.

Table of contents

  • Key facts
    • Key issues include:
  • Location maps
  • Participation
    • Licensing participation
  • Geology
    • Wells drilled
    • Basin success rate
    • Volumes discovered
    • Prospective resource potential
      • Forecast data by Play (outlook)
      • Creaming curve and key play data
    • Model field pool size distribution
    • Existing discoveries and modelled prospective resource pool size distribution
    • Prospective resource costs and underlying development assumption
  • Costs
    • Licensing
    • Fiscal terms
    • Oil and gas prices
    • TYP economics
    • Outlook economics
      • Development value
        • Cretaceous Exploration
        • Expected monetary value (EMV)
      • Play economics
    • Full cycle basin economics
      • Implied acreage value

Tables and charts

This report includes 47 images and tables including:

  • Play level data
  • Assumptions
  • Value creation versus investment (2009-2018)
  • Value creation versus investment (2019-2035)
  • Exploration history map
  • Exploration wells by play
  • Licensed exploration acreage
  • Expiry forecast of current licences
  • Key play characteristics
  • Recent discovery costs
  • Summary of discovery and development costs
  • Exploration and appraisal spend
  • Exploration spend per well and average well depth
  • Commerciality Index
  • Key licence holders
  • Key well operators (TYP period)
  • Gross exploration wells completed by operator
  • Net exploration wells completed by participant
  • Key companies: Table 3
  • Drilling activity by well type
  • Cumulative exploration wells by play
  • Discoveries and success rates
  • Discoveries by licence 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)
  • Reserves and resources: Image 4
  • Reserves and resources: Image 5
  • Cretaceous Exploration
  • Cretaceous Exploration
  • Cretaceous Exploration
  • Typical fiscal terms
  • Brent and local oil price assumptions
  • Value creation, spend and volume discovered
  • Returns by drilling year
  • Value creation versus investment
  • Full-cycle economic analysis (exploration)
  • Reserves and resources: Table 3
  • Cretaceous Exploration
  • Reserves and resources: Table 4
  • Cretaceous exploration
  • Average value of future discoveries and implied acreage value
  • Value of potential discoveries
  • Unit value of potential discoveries
  • Cretaceous Exploration

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