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Yemen Say `un - Al Masila exploration basin

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17 March 2016

Yemen Say `un - Al Masila exploration basin

Report summary

The Say'un – Al Masila Basin is located in the centre of Yemen. Early exploration focused on shallower Cretaceous reservoirs, now considered to be mature – in the last decade, just 85 mmboe of new resource was found. Recently wells have been extended down to test the potential of the Basement, and as all future wells are expected to be drilled to the Basement, we analyse the basin as a single exploration opportunity. The basin has a well-established infrastructure network. This allows for many developments to be rapidly brought onstream, with minimal upfront expenditure, and should underpin good value creation and rates of return in the basin in future. However the deteriorating political and civil situation in Yemen since 2014 has effectively brought any new licence awards or exploration work to a halt, and we expect exploration activity in the country to be suspended for several years. This reduced exploration activity restricts the yet-to-find potential in the basin.

Table of contents

Tables and charts

This report includes 25 images and tables including:

  • Key play data
  • Assumptions
  • Price assumptions
  • Value creation versus investment (TYP period)
  • Summary and key issues: Image 2
  • Exploration wells by play
  • Licensed exploration acreage
  • Expiry forecast of current licences
  • Top discoveries (TYP period)
  • Commerciality index
  • Geology: Table 1
  • Drilling activity by well type
  • Discoveries and success rates
  • Basement to Cretaceous
  • Key play data
  • Costs: Table 1
  • Exploration and appraisal spend
  • Typical fiscal terms
  • TYP value creation, spend and volume discovered
  • Outlook value creation, spend and YTF volume
  • Full-cycle economic analysis
  • Development: Table 1
  • Unit value of potential discoveries
  • Prospect breakeven prices
  • Expected monetary value

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