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UK Central Graben exploration basin

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Report summary

The UK Central Graben Basin is located on the UK Continental Shelf (UKCS) in water depths of less than 100 metres. Conditions are generally benign with modest storms compared to the nearby Northern North Sea and West Shetland basins. The Mesozoic HP/HT play remains of interest to explorers following two large discoveries (Jasmine and Culzean) over the last decade. Despite the high costs in the low price environment our outlook assumes companies will continue to target HP/HT prospects in this emerging play as this is where the material volumes exist.

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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 71 images and tables including:

Images

  • Value creation versus investment (TYP)
  • Value creation versus investment (outlook)
  • Exploration history map
  • Location maps: Image 2
  • Licensed exploration acreage
  • Expiry forecast of current licences
  • Commerciality index
  • 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
  • Basin creaming curve
  • Volumes discovered by year
  • Average discovery size and volume per well by year
  • Cumulative discoveries by play
  • Cumulative volumes discovered by play
  • Tertiary Shelf
  • Mesozoic HP/HT
  • Mesozoic
  • Exploration and appraisal spend
  • Exploration spend per well and average well depth
  • Brent and local oil price assumptions
  • Henry Hub and local gas price assumptions
  • Value creation, spend and volume discovered
  • Returns by drilling
  • Breakeven price versus prospect size
  • Value creation versus investment
  • Tertiary Shelf
  • Mesozoic HP/HT
  • Mesozoic
  • Value of potential discoveries
  • Unit value of potential discoveries
  • Value of potential discoveries
  • Unit value of potential discoveries
  • Value of potential discoveries
  • Unit value of potential discoveries
  • Breakeven price of exploration
  • Discount rate breakeven price sensitivities
  • Breakeven price of exploration
  • Discount rate breakeven price sensitivities
  • Breakeven price of exploration
  • Discount rate breakeven price sensitivities

Tables

  • Play level data
  • Key play characteristics
  • Recent discovery costs
  • Key facts: Table 2
  • Key licence holders
  • Company success rates and discoveries
  • Key basin data
  • Top discoveries (TYP period)
  • Forecast data by play (outlook)
  • Tertiary Shelf
  • Mesozoic HP/HT
  • Mesozoic
  • Tertiary Shelf
  • Mesozoic HP/HT
  • Mesozoic
  • Costs: Table 2
  • Typical fiscal terms - all plays
  • Tertiary Shelf
  • Tertiary Shelf
  • Full-cycle economic analysis
  • Reserves and resources: Table 4
  • Reserves and resources: Table 5
  • Reserves and resources: Table 6
  • Economic analysis: Table 2
  • Economic analysis: Table 3
  • Economic analysis: Table 5
  • Economic analysis: Table 6

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