by Andreas Exarheas
Wednesday, May 09, 2018
More than 200 senior energy leaders and professionals identify the top conventional wells to watch out for this year in a new exploration survey conducted by Wood Mackenzie.
More than 200 senior energy leaders and professionals have identified the top conventional wells to watch out for this year in a new exploration survey conducted by Wood Mackenzie (WoodMac).
Siccar Point Energy’s Lyon well in the UK Continental Shelf, Eni’s Santola-1 well offshore Portugal, and Statoil’s Gjokasen well in the Barents Sea were all considered among the highest profile conventional wells being drilled in 2018, according to WoodMac’s survey.
A full list of the most anticipated conventional wells this year can be seen below:
- Pemex – Yaaxtaab-1
- Repsol – Bon Bini-1, Ivela
- Repsol & Shell – Boyuy, Jaguar
- Kosmos Energy – Anapai-1, Requin Tigre-1
- Statoil – Guanxuma, Aru Trough
- BP – Aspy, Peroba
- Eni – Santola-1, RD-1, 4118-4-1, Calypso-1, Cuttlefish
- Siccar Point Energy – Lyon
- Total – Tucano-1, Paddavissie-1, Tepat, Antelope South-1
- Far Limited – Samo-1
- Tullow Oil – Cormorant-1
- Statoil – Gjokasen
- Rosneft – Maria-1
- Gazprom – Bautinskaya-1
- Petro Matad – Takhi-1
In addition to giving their views on the most high-profile conventional wells of 2018, the survey participants also outlined the exploration companies they most admired.
Listed in alphabetical order, the most admired companies of this nature comprised Anadarko Petroleum Corporation, EOG Resources, Eni, Exxon Mobil, Kosmos Energy, and Tullow Oil. Track record, risk appetite and commitment to exploration were among the top characteristics that respondents looked for in top explorers.
In total, 207 energy leaders participated in WoodMac’s latest survey, with 32 percent of this figure hailing from Europe, 30 percent from North America, 21 percent from Asia, 6 percent from South America, 5 percent from Africa, and 3 percent from Australasia.
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