Recovery in non-OPEC decline rates

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Report summary

Since 2009, non-OPEC decline rates have fallen to around 5%, down from 6.0% between 2001 and 2009. Record levels of upstream capital investment, high oil prices and the introduction of new technologies are behind the shift.

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Table of contents

    • Sustained high investment
    • Stable oil prices
    • Transfer of technology
  • Wide regional variations
  • Technology has changed the game
  • Not a temporary improvement?

Tables and charts

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  • Chart 3: Regional non-OPEC decline rates
  • Chart 4: US Lower 48 production: transition from long term decline to robust growth
  • Chart 5: Outlook for non-OPEC decline rates over next 10 years
  • Chart 1: Recent production performance points to recovery in non-OPEC decline rates
  • Chart 2: Strong growth in investment levels and recent stability in long term oil prices

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