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Vietnam Phu Khanh exploration basin

Vietnam Phu Khanh exploration basin

Report summary

The Phu Khanh Basin is an under-explored, frontier basin located off the eastern coast of Vietnam between the Cuu Long and Bac Bo - Yinggehai (Song Hong) basins.  Exploration licences were first awarded in 2005, and the first wildcats were drilled in 2009.  Future exploration is expected to focus on the potential of the deepwater sector.

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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.

  • Key facts
  • Summary and key issues
    • Key issues include:
  • Location maps
  • Participation
  • Key companies
    • Key licence holders
    • Key well operations (TYP period)
  • Geology
  • Exploration
    • Wells drilled
    • Basin success rates
  • Reserves and resources
    • Volumes discovered
    • Yet-to-find potential
    • Model field pool size distribution
  • Development
    • Yet-to-find costs and underlying development assumptions
  • Costs
  • Fiscal and regulatory
    • Licensing
    • Fiscal terms
  • Economic assumptions
    • Oil prices
  • Economic analysis
    • TYP economics
    • Outlook economics
    • Development value
    • Tertiary Deepwater
    • Prospect breakeven price
    • Tertiary Deepwater
    • Expected monetary value (EMV)
    • Play economics
    • Full cycle basin economics
    • Implied acreage value

In this report there are 43 tables or charts, including:

  • Key facts
    • Play level data
    • Assumptions
  • Summary and key issues
    • Value creation versus investment (TYP period)
    • Value creation versus investment (outlook)
    • Commerciality index
  • Location maps
    • Location maps: Image 1
  • Participation
    • Licensed exploration acreage
    • Expiry forecast of current licences
  • Key companies
    • Key companies: Table 1
    • Key companies: Table 2
    • Gross exploration wells completed by operator
    • Net exploration wells completed by participant
    • Company success rates and discoveries
  • Geology
    • Key play characteristics
  • Exploration
    • 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)
    • Frontier methodology parameters
    • Forecast data by play (outlook)
    • Tertiary Deepwater
  • Development
    • Tertiary Deepwater
  • Costs
    • Summary of discovery and development costs
    • Exploration and appraisal spend
    • Exploration spend per well and average well depth
  • Fiscal and regulatory
    • Typical fiscal terms
  • Economic assumptions
    • Brent and local oil price assumptions
  • Economic analysis
    • Economic analysis: Image 1
    • 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
    • Tertiary Deepwater
    • Tertiary Deepwater
    • Full-cycle economic analysis
    • Average value of future discoveries and implied acreage value
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