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Myanmar Bengal Delta Sub-basin exploration basin

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Report summary

Interest in Myanmar's upstream sector has surged as diplomatic relations with the West have improved. An offshore licensing round held in 2013 saw the entry of majors and IOCs with proven deepwater players such as BG (since acquired by Shell) Woodside and Shell leading the way. Many of the blocks awarded lie across the boundary between the Bengal Delta Sub basin and the neighbouring Arakan Basin in a region also known as the Rakhine Sub basin. We exclude the volume potential of the Arakan Basin from this report though the economics of the deepwater sector can be considered analogous.The high profile Woodside operated Shwe Yee Htun well which is due to be spud in Q4 2015 is targeting gas is a play opening opportunity and a key well to watch in 2015.The Pliocene Deepwater play has significant undiscovered potential and is one of the most keenly watched frontier plays worldwide. However the petroleum system is largely unproven and exploration risk is high.

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Table of contents

  • Key facts
  • Summary and key issues
  • Location maps
  • Participation
  • Key companies
  • Geology
  • Exploration
  • Reserves and resources
  • Development
  • Costs
  • Fiscal and regulatory
  • Economic assumptions
  • Economic analysis

Tables and charts

This report includes 47 images and tables including:


  • Value creation versus investment (TYP period)
  • Value creation versus investment (outlook)
  • Commerciality index
  • Exploration history map
  • Exploration wells by play
  • Licensed exploration acreage
  • Expiry forecast of current licences
  • Gross exploration wells completed by operator
  • Net exploration wells completed by participant
  • Drilling activity by well type
  • Cumulative exploration wells by play
  • Discoveries and success rates
  • Discoveries by licence year and drilling year
  • Volumes discovered by year
  • Average discovery size and volume per well by year
  • Cumulative discoveries by play
  • Reserves and resources: Image 4
  • Exploration and appraisal spend
  • Exploration spend per well and average well depth
  • Henry Hub and local gas price assumptions
  • Value creation, spend and volume discovered
  • Returns by drilling year
  • Breakeven price versus prospect size
  • Value creation versus investment
  • Value of potential discoveries
  • Unit value of potential discoveries
  • Breakeven price of exploration
  • Discount rate breakeven price sensitivities
  • Reserves and resources: Image 5


  • Key play characteristics
  • Key facts: Table 1
  • Key facts: Table 2
  • Key licence holders
  • Key well operators (TYP period)
  • Top discoveries (TYP period)
  • Costs: Table 1
  • Costs: Table 2
  • Key companies: Table 3
  • Frontier methodology parameters
  • Key play data
  • Development: Table 1
  • Fiscal and regulatory: Table 1
  • Reserves and resources: Table 4
  • Economic analysis: Table 1
  • Economic analysis: Table 3
  • Economic analysis: Table 2
  • Economic analysis: Table 4

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