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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Oil and gas exploration is an industry in constant motion, from technological breakthroughs to shifting supply and demand. The high costs of finding and developing new oil and gas fields that can be commercially developed has created a challenging atmosphere, with explorers increasingly seeing low returns, low value and slow progress.
This Exploration Basin report provides a detailed analysis of exploration of this basin, including discovery and development costs, location maps and information about licensing and fiscal terms. You'll also find information about discovery and development costs and full-cycle returns.
Explorers and advisors can use this report to understand the history and potential value of this basin.
Wood Mackenzie has access to historic data for over 450 basins and forecasts for more than 125 basins. We provide accurate information on the cost of exploration compared to the value of discoveries so that you can develop profitable strategies.
Our in-depth analysis gives you the information you need to navigate the ever-changing challenges of oil and gas exploration so you can make critical commercial decisions.
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.
Key issues include:
Key licence holders
Key well operators (TYP period)
Company success rates and discoveries
Basin success rates
Reserves and resources
Creaming Curve and key play data
Model field pool size distribution
Existing discoveries and modelled yet-to-find pool size distribution
Fiscal and regulatory
Typical fiscal terms
Oil and gas prices
Prospect breakeven price
Expected monetary value (EMV)
Full cycle basin economics
Implied acreage value
In this report there are 50 tables or charts, including:
Play level data
Summary and key issues
Value creation versus investment (TYP period)
Value creation versus investment (outlook)
Exploration history maps
Exploration wells by play
Licensed exploration acreage
Expiry forecast of current licences
Key companies: Table 1
Key companies: Table 2
Gross exploration wells completed by operator
Net exploration wells completed by participant
Key companies: Table 3
Key play characteristics
Drilling activity by well type
Cumulative exploration wells by play
Discoveries and success rates
Discoveries by licence year and drilling year
Reserves and resources
Basin Creaming Curve
Key basin data
Volumes discovered by year
Average discovery size and volume per well by year
Top discoveries (TYP period)
Cumulative discoveries by play
Cumulative volumes discovered by play
Forecast data by Play (outlook)
Reserves and resources: Table 4
Reserves and resources: Table 5
Development: Table 1
Recent discovery costs
Summary of discovering and development costs
Exploration and appraisal spend
Exploration spend per well and average well depth
Fiscal and regulatory
Fiscal and regulatory: Table 1
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
Economic analysis: Table 2
Full-cycle economic analysis
Average value of future discoveries and implied acreage value
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Asset report | Feb 2016
Vietnam Nam Con Son exploration basin
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