Upstream FIDs jump in 2017: What's changed?

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15 March 2018

Upstream FIDs jump in 2017: What's changed?

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Thirty two projects reached FID in 2017, over a threefold increase on the lows of 2015. Confidence is returning to the upstream sector. The projects sanctioned in 2017 add 2 million boe/d of production in 2025, and yet these projects look very different from those that took FID before the downturn. We assess the key factors and themes that contributed to these projects getting the go-ahead and provide an outlook for 2018.

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In this report, we look at:

  1. What caused the uptick in major project sanctions in 2017 and why?

  2. Who has been most active in FIDs, and which themes/countries are most in favor?
  3. How has capex spend and capex/boe per project changed and what are the drivers?
  4. How financially robust are the projects and how do they perform at different price decks?
  5. Which projects will make FID in 2018 and how do they compare to 2017?

Research Director Angus Rodger answered some of the most popular client questions on FIDs in this video:


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