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Kazakhstan Precaspian exploration basin

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Report summary

The Kazakh sector of the Precaspian Basin covers an area of 500,000 square kilometres and is by far the most prolific basin in Kazakhstan. Around 200 fields have been discovered to date, including the super-giant Tengiz, Karachaganak and Kashagan fields. However, in recent years, a deteriorating business environment has slowed progress. Moreover, funding challenges have been exacerbated by the current low oil price and several operators are now in financial distress.

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  • Value creation versus investment (2006-2015)
  • Value creation versus investment (2016-2030)
  • Exploration wells by play
  • Licensed exploration acreage
  • Expiry forecast of current licences
  • E&A spend
  • Commerciality index
  • Drilling activity by well type
  • Discoveries by licence year and drilling year
  • Creaming curve - Mesozoic Onshore
  • Creaming curve - Paleozoic Onshore
  • Creaming curve - Paleozoic Shelf
  • Value creation, spend and volume discovered
  • Outlook value creation, spend and YTF volume
  • Economic analysis: Image 3
  • Economic analysis: Image 4
  • Economic analysis: Image 5
  • Economic analysis: Image 6
  • Economic analysis: Image 7
  • Economic analysis: Image 8


  • Key play data
  • Assumptions
  • Price Assumptions
  • Key play characteristics
  • Summary of discovery and development costs
  • Top discoveries (TYP period)
  • Reserves and resources: Table 2
  • Key play data
  • Key play data
  • Mesozoic Onshore
  • Paleozoic Onshore
  • Paleozoic Shelf
  • Typical fiscal terms
  • Mesozoic onshore
  • Paleozoic onshore
  • Paleozoic shelf
  • Full cycle economic analysis

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