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Upstream research 2021 highlights: rebounding prices, fiscal challenges and hidden gems

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27 January 2022

Upstream research 2021 highlights: rebounding prices, fiscal challenges and hidden gems

Report summary

Last year was characterised by price recovery and an ever-stronger focus on decarbonisation. These themes were a common thread in our most popular insights, as the role of upstream oil and gas in low carbon future was considered and debated. Our analysis highlighted the fiscal challenges and regional nuances of the discussion. Energy security, gas growth, decarbonisation and stakeholder impacts are other subjects which stood out. In this insight, we take another look at some of the key themes and regional trends of 2021 which resonated and why they were so important.

Table of contents

    • Can Asia avert a gas supply crisis?
    • What does Australia mean for the Majors?
    • Can the Caspian upstream sector still compete for capital?
    • How platform electrification is decarbonising the North Sea
    • The miraculous transformation of Russia's Neftegazholding (NNK)
    • Africa’s upstream: the other side of the energy transition
    • Nigeria's Petroleum Industry Act: a fiscal analysis
    • Saudi Aramco targets Jafurah unconventional resources for gas growth
    • Carbon emissions performance in US GoM: a low emitter in the crossfire
    • Is there any value in tracking DUCs?

Tables and charts

This report includes 8 images and tables including:

  • Asia: discovered resources and gas production
  • Caspian region: liquids and gas production
  • Caspian region: upstream development capex
  • Comparison of the Troll West economics under Norwegian and UK regimes
  • Africa's energy transition scenarios
  • Upstream NPV10 for government and investors
  • Sales gas outlook for full field Jafurah development
  • DUC wells and activity

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