Lens Subsurface Discovery
Explore our robust subsurface dataset. With global data coverage for every major play, Lens Subsurface Discovery takes the high quality of Wood Mackenzie’s upstream data and extends it to the subsurface space.
The hunt for advantaged oil
Oil and gas will continue to play a key role in the world’s energy mix for decades to come. But as the energy transition takes hold only the barrels with the strongest economics and lowest carbon emissions will make it to market. Which subsurface factors could point to the optimal reservoirs and an opportunity to seize an advantage?
Exploring the deepwater advantage
Deepwater will play an important role in the oil and gas industry’s pivot to the advantaged resources essential for success through the energy transition. And this year marks a step-change in deepwater field performance, with advantages that span both economics and carbon emissions.
Location, location, location: the key to carbon disposal
By our calculations, even if we manage to meet the goals of the Paris Agreement and limit global warming to 1.5 °C of pre-industrial levels, fossil fuels will still account for close to 37% of the world’s primary energy demand in 2050.
Catch, don’t release: the dawn of the CCS era
With three of the largest gas projects approved this year – Barossa (Australia), North Field East (Qatar) and Ghasha (UAE) coming with associated CCS plans, do barriers exist for carbon sequestration's continued growth?
How to scale up carbon capture and storage
Industrialising a nascent technology that’s critical for net zero targets
Oil and gas: a risky business
Can we take a new, differentiated approach to evaluating oil and gas risk? Where do we place risk-adjusted discount rates, and how could a more nuanced view of oil and gas risks impact the Major’s portfolios? Read on for a preview of our insight ‘Oil and gas valuations – the risky outlook’.
A focused Lens on Permian private players
Last month, Hunt Oil Company sold its 44,000 net acre position in the Midland Basin in the US to Vencer Energy. We drill into the details of the deal using Wood Mackenzie Lens Subsurface data.
What lies beneath: why Middle East upstream resources are so advantaged
With future oil and gas demand highly uncertain, advantaged resources with the lowest costs, lowest carbon emissions and best economics stand the greatest chance of being commercialised. The Middle East won the geological lottery, but how does it fare on other fronts?