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Vietnam Cuu Long exploration basin



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The Cuu Long Basin is located off the southeast coast of Vietnam and extends in an elongate NE SW trend parallel to shore. Water depths are typically less than 150 metres although a number of deepwater blocks have recently been awarded to the northeast of the basin. Typhoons are relatively common in the region and this impacts drilling and production activities. The basin has two main prospective plays: the thick fluvio lacustrine to marine Tertiary sequence and the deeper Basement...

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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

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This report includes 59 images and tables including:


  • Value creation versus investment (TYP period)
  • Value creation versus investment (outlook)
  • 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
  • Exploration and appraisal spend by well type
  • Exploration spend per well and average well depth
  • Commerciality index
  • 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
  • Brent and local oil price assumptions
  • Henry Hub and local gas price assumptions
  • Value creation, exploration spend and volume discovered
  • Returns by drilling year
  • Breakeven price versus prospect size
  • Value creation versus investment
  • Tertiary
  • Basement
  • Tertiary
  • 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


  • Play level data
  • Assumptions
  • Key licence holders
  • Key well operators (TYP period)
  • Company success rates and discoveries
  • Key play characteristics
  • Recent discovery costs
  • Summary of discovery and development costs
  • Key basin data
  • Top discoveries (TYP period)
  • Forecast data by play (outlook)
  • Basement
  • Tertiary
  • Typical fiscal terms
  • Basement
  • Tertiary
  • Full-cycle economic analysis
  • Reserves and resources: Table 4
  • Basement
  • Tertiary
  • Basement
  • Tertiary

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