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  • Insight

    Can Sub-Saharan Africa compete with the US upstream investment boom?

    • 26 April 2018

    Spending has halved since 2014 as investors have piled-into the phenomenon of US tight oil. So is it all bad news for Sub-Saharan Africa?

    $1,350.00

    Summary

    Sub-Saharan Africa has seen upstream investment fall by 56% since 2014. Governments have been slow to react and now face stiff global competition for investment dollars. Many of Sub-Saharan Africa's biggest operators have larger, more valuable businesses in the US, which are also benefitting from a 15% cut in income tax. So, might these companies exit the continent to focus on bigger returns stateside? We analyse the Majors and Large Caps with businesses in both regions to see where their value lies, where they are investing and what the future might hold for Sub-Saharan Africa.

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  • Insight

    Navigating the Northern Sea Route

    • 26 April 2018

    Understanding the commercial opportunities and challenges of navigating the Northern Sea Route.

    $1,350.00

    Summary

    The Northern Sea Route (NSR) in Russia's Arctic offshore is one of the world's untapped shipping routes. The Russian government has a strategic objective of developing year-round shipping along the NSR to Asia. Russia wants to be a major global LNG player and investment in unlocking the potential of the NSR will be key to the success of NOVATEK's Yamal LNG and Arctic LNG-2 projects. Other projects will benefit too, such as Gazpromneft's Novoportovskoye oil project and coal and metals opportunities. Eighty million tonnes of hydrocarbons and metals could be exported annually from Russia using the NSR. Billions of dollars are being spent on developing advanced ice-breaking vessels and port facilities, including a transshipment terminal in Kamchatka. But can year-round shipping along the NSR be achieved? Is the NSR commercially competitive with alternative routes to Asia such as the Suez Canal? Which projects will contribute to the growth of shipping along the NSR? What risks are there?

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  • Insight

    Thailand's 2018 bidding round: old fields, new terms

    • 27 April 2018

    Same same blocks, but different terms: Thailand launches bidding round for G1/61 and G2/61 offshore blocks under new PSC terms.

    $1,350.00

    Summary

    Thailand's Department of Mineral Fuels launched the bidding round for the G1/61 and G2/61 offshore blocks. These blocks cover the producing Erawan and Bongkot gas developments, operated by Chevron and PTTEP respectively. Producing a combined 2.2 bcf per day, these blocks account for 70% of Thailand's domestic gas production, but the existing concessions are set to expire in 2022 and 2023. The blocks are being offered under a Production Sharing Contract regime – the first time Thailand has offered this type of contract.

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      Appendix -Thailand bidding round.xls

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  • Insight

    Q4 pre-FID upstream project tracker: A big December lifts 2017 sanction total

    • 09 January 2018

    33 projects were sanctioned in 2017 representing over 11.2 billion boe of reserves

    $1,350.00

    Summary

    Project sanctions recovered strongly in 2017 with a flurry of developments attaining final investment decisions (FID) in the fourth quarter of the year – primarily in Norway and Brazil. Globally, 33 major projects have been sanctioned throughout the year, representing over 11.2 billion boe of reserves. With plenty of projects still in the pre-FID hopper, we forecast around another 25-30 projects to get the go-ahead in 2018.

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      Q4 pre-FID upstream project tracker_A big December lifts 2017 sanction total.xlsx

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      Q4 pre-FID upstream project tracker_A big December lifts 2017 sanction total.pdf

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      Q4 pre-FID upstream project tracker: A big December lifts 2017 sanction total

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