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  • Insight

    Q3 pre-FID upstream project tracker: 10 billion boe en route to sanction in 2017

    • 21 September 2017

    18 projects sanctioned so far in 2017, representing 2.6 billion barrels and 28.2 tcf

    $6,750.00

    Summary

    With 18 major projects sanctioned, representing nearly 8 billion boe of reserves, 2017 so far represents solid progress on 2016. But with some big pre-FID projects still sitting in the hopper - particularly the 2.4 billion boe South Pars 11 - a target of 10 billion boe appears attainable. We remain well on the way to our January forecast of 20-25 major final investment decisions (FIDs) during the year.

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      Q3 pre-FID upstream project tracker_10 billion boe en route to sanction in 2017.pdf

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      Q3 pre-FID upstream project tracker_10 billion boe en route to sanction in 2017.xlsx

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      Q3 pre-FID upstream project tracker: 10 billion boe en route to sanction in 2017

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  • Asset report

    Exploration trends - benchmarking by water depth

    • 09 August 2017

    Analysis of trends in conventional exploration, by water depth, over the period 2007-2016, including resources, value creation and returns.

    $1,650.00

    Summary

    This report analyses global trends in conventional exploration by water depth setting over the period 2007-2016. The cost of exploration is compared with the value of new field discoveries made in three key water depth categories: onshore; shelf (offshore wells drilled in less than 400 metres of water); and deepwater (wells drilled in water depths of over 400 metres). Deepwater delivered nearly 50% of all volumes but more wells were drilled in shelf plays. Lower oil prices have made it very challenging to convert discovered resources in the deepwater into commercial reserves.

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      Exploration Trends by water depth.xls

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      Exploration trends - benchmarking by water depth

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      Exploration trends - benchmarking by water depth

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  • Insight

    Why are some deepwater plays still attractive?

    • 12 September 2017

    Deepwater exploration must focus on the sweet spots - exceptional reservoirs at unexceptional depths.

    $1,300.00

    Summary

    A sustainable future for the industry in deepwater is further investment in proven sweet spots and a search for similar plays. The two prime characteristics of these sweet spots are exceptional reservoirs at unexceptional depths. Expensive deepwater wells must add as many barrels as possible. The industry is making progress developing deepwater finds. Projects sanctioned since 2012, and green fields now approaching FID, will together recover over 30 billion barrels of oil. These fields need just US$42/barrel on average to achieve a 10% return. Better reservoirs break even at lower prices.

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      Why are some deepwater plays still attractive.xlsx

      XLSX 158.98 KB

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      Why are some deepwater plays still attractive?

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      Why are some deepwater plays still attractive?

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  • Insight

    Latin America upstream in brief: Brazil and Mexico extend streak of offshore licensing success

    • 19 April 2018

    The Latin America upstream in brief provides the Wood Mackenzie view on key industry events in Central and South America as they unfold.

    $1,350.00

    Summary

    The Latin America upstream in brief provides Wood Mackenzie's view on key industry events in Mexico and the Caribbean, Central and South America as they unfold. Declining legacy onshore production has been met with a highly active offshore sector. Discoveries in Guyana, Brazil, Colombia and Mexico are reshaping the upstream landscape south of the border. Argentina also stands out through its burgeoning shale developments, one of the few bright spots for unconventionals outside the United States. Strong licensing activity, led by Brazil and Mexico, has drawn a diverse landscape of players exploring new opportunities in the region. We cover these issues, and more, in the Latin America upstream in brief.

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      LatAm_In_Brief_Archive_2017.pdf

      PDF 3.38 MB

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      Dashboard_February_02282018.pdf

      PDF 323.10 KB

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      Latin America upstream in brief

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      Latin America upstream in brief

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