Hydrocarbon Resource Investment Analysis
Do you need help ranking blocks for a licensing round, deciding which unconventional gas play to enter, or choosing the best option for monetizing gas reserves?
IHS Hydrocarbon Resource Investment Analysis provides independent, fact-based information to help clients evaluate major energy asset decisions. We help prioritize your investment opportunities by conducting a thorough examination of the related technical, fiscal, commercial, regulatory and security factors.
IHS Hydrocarbon Resource Assessment harnesses the unique abilities of IHS CERA consultants. These experts combine their broad experience in evaluating plays, basins and countries on a global basis with IHS proprietary decision support tools and databases to build custom frameworks that facilitate client investment decisions.
Clients gain strategic support to:
- Rapidly prioritize investment opportunities, based on a rigorous and consistent analysis
- Continually test the prioritization list through updated data
- Communicate new information with rich, clear insights to facilitate organizational buy-in
Who uses our service? How? Oil company exploration groups
- Rank the main players in an area considering quality of acreage held (to what degree are they represented in high potential exploration plays), trends over the last 10 years for success rates, number of wildcat wells drilled, reserves per discovery.
- Define and rank the geologic basins and plays within these basins considering trends in numbers of discoveries, acreage acquired, reserves per well, product type and total reserves found.
- Carry out independent economics assessment for North American producing fields using decline curves derived from reported historical production data.
- Carry out Yet to Find analysis and forecasts based on reserve evolution analysis, Zipf (Pareto) field analysis and pace of discovery for each geographic element (basin, water depth, country) supplemented with geologic insight provided by IHS basin experts.
Oil company business development groups
- Rank exploration and development blocks as acquisition targets considering reserves per well, trends in number of development wells drilled, production decline rates, API gravity, operator financial viability, expiry dates, degree of work commitment remaining.
- Characterize and rank shale and tight oil and gas plays comparing international plays with more mature North American plays, considering rock properties and geochemistry, pressures, depths, type curves and EURs.
- Understand how and why some companies were winners and some were losers in mature North American unconventional plays, considering play evolution, participation in sweet spots, ability to respond to evolving commercial, technical and competitor developments.
- Undertake gas supply-demand balance studies in a region considering trends in supply addition and resultant production forecasts as well as segmented demand. Address under and oversupply implications with regard to regional transportation and export into the international marketplace.
Oilfield service companies
- Determine future segmented demand for products and services related to field development (e.g., tanks, gathering lines, separators, heavy lift equipment, FPSO components, rigs), considering trends broken out by country, water depth, HPHT, API and operator with 20-year forecasts.
Financial services companies
- Determine company performance and value based on IHS production and upstream activity databases supplemented by industry research.
- Establish independent analysis of company success considering trends in the acquisition of net and gross acreage, number of wells drilled, success rates and reserves found.
- Determine investment trends in national oil and gas properties considering most effective operators, success rates and reserves additions.
- Compare fiscal regimes and state take with those of other countries based on field economics derived from actual (not hypothetical) field characteristics from IHS data.
- Advise on strategies to attract investment in basins, plays and countries.
IHS HydrocarbonResource Assessment enables clients to:
- Directly compare opportunities in different basins, countries or situations
- Prioritize and rank a diverse set of opportunities within an exploration portfolio
- Rapidly assess and rank available blocks within a licensing round
- Evaluate opportunities for unconventional gas production
- Make confident decisions based on our cost-effective and thorough analysis
Our Unique Value Proposition
Our key differentiator is that we have a unique combination of extensive internally derived data, industry research, effective analytical tools and broad E&P expertise.
Benefits to the client are they receive a full characterization of resource opportunities including fields in all phases of development and yet-to-be-found fields, historical and geographic context combined with clear assumptions driving reasoned, auditable forecasts. We also provide integration of resource quantification, cost and value determination and subjective below-ground and above-ground risks.
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