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Vietnam Nam Con Son exploration basin

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Report summary

The Nam Con Son Basin is located off the southeast coast of Vietnam, and extends in an elongated NE-SW trend, parallel to the Cuu Long Basin. Water depths are typically less than 150 metres. Typhoons are relatively common in the region and this impacts drilling and production activities. Following a number of disappointing years in exploration, the basin is seeing an increase in upstream activity again. This Exploration Basin report provides a detailed analysis of exploration in this basin, including discovery and development costs, location maps and information about licensing and fiscal terms. We evaluate the yet-to-find volume and value potential. This report is accompanied by multiple excel downloads which detail costs, volumes and value.

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Tables and charts

This report includes 50 images and tables including:


  • Exploration history maps
  • Exploration wells by play
  • Licensed exploration acreage
  • Expiry forecast of current licences
  • Exploration and appraisal spend
  • Exploration spend per well and average well depth
  • Value creation versus investment (TYP period)
  • Value creation versus investment (outlook)
  • 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
  • Brent and local oil price assumptions
  • 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


  • Play level data
  • Assumptions
  • Key play characteristics
  • Recent discovery costs
  • Summary of discovering and development costs
  • Key companies: Table 1
  • Key companies: Table 2
  • Key companies: Table 3
  • Key basin data
  • Top discoveries (TYP period)
  • Forecast data by Play (outlook)
  • Reserves and resources: Table 4
  • Reserves and resources: Table 5
  • Development: Table 1
  • Fiscal and regulatory: Table 1
  • Tertiary Shelf
  • Economic analysis: Table 2
  • Full-cycle economic analysis
  • Average value of future discoveries and implied acreage value

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