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Malaysia Malay exploration basin

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21 May 2018

Malaysia Malay exploration basin

Report summary

The Malay Basin is a major sedimentary depocentre located off the east coast of Peninsular Malaysia. Recent exploration has focused on mature shelf areas where geology is well understood. Low-risk, infrastructure-led drilling programmes are prevalent, underpinning high success rates. However, in the last decade, most discoveries have been small and non-viable, offering no development value. Nearly all discovered gas is sold into the domestic market, where PETRONAS controls a monopoly, keeping prices low. Despite this, future oil and gas discoveries can leverage existing infrastructure for low cost development solutions to create value. Future spend, and subsequent value creation, are much lower in the Malay Basin compared to Malaysia's leading exploration basins (Baram Delta and Sarawak - East Natuna). However, potential unit value creation per barrel in our outlook period is high in this mature basin.

Table of contents

  • Key facts
    • Key issues include:
  • Location maps
  • Participation
  • Geology
    • Wells drilled and success rates
    • Volumes discovered
    • Prospective resource potential
      • Play creaming curve and key play data
    • Prospective resource costs and underlying development assumptions
      • Oligocene-Miocene oil & gas
      • Late Miocene gas
  • Costs
    • Licensing
    • Fiscal terms
      • Standard R/C PSC terms
      • Marginal fields
    • TYP and outlook economics
      • Prospect economics
        • Oligocene-Miocene oil & gas
        • Late Miocene gas
      • Expected monetary value
    • Full cycle basin economics

Tables and charts

This report includes 33 images and tables including:

  • Key play data
  • Assumptions
  • Price assumptions
  • Value creation versus investment (TYP period)
  • Value creation versus investment (outlook)
  • Location maps: Image 1
  • 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
  • Drilling activity by well type
  • Discoveries and success rate
  • Top discoveries (TYP period)
  • TYP value creation, spend & volume discovered
  • Outlook value creation, spend & prospective resource
  • Full cycle economic analysis
  • Oligocene-Miocene oil & gas
  • Reserves and resources: Table 2
  • Late Miocene gas
  • Reserves and resources: Table 3
  • Development: Table 1
  • Development: Table 2
  • Typical fiscal terms
  • Oligocene-Miocene oil & gas
  • Late Miocene gas
  • Unit value of potential discoveries
  • Prospect breakeven prices
  • Unit value of potential discoveries
  • Prospect breakeven prices

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