Nov. 7, 2007


Description

The tight market for deepwater rigs in the Gulf of Mexico has undoubtedly contributed to the slow start to exploration in 2007. Will a surge of new-build rigs, expected to enter the market between now and 2010, allow companies to increase their exploration efforts or will development commitments eat up most of the rig time?

This presentation reviews exploration activity in the first half of 2007 and compares it to previous years. It also looks at which operators have contracted rigs to drill in the region and analyzes each operator’s likely available rig time for exploration given its various development commitments and appraisal plans. We look at the results of Lease Sales 204 and 205 to comment on the most attractive areas and active players. Lastly, we consider the drivers behind rig rate changes and analyze the impact on field economics.

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Featured Speakers

Speaker Julie Wilson
Lead Analyst, Gulf of Mexico Research Wood Mackenzie Julie Wilson leads the research team that produces Wood Mackenzie’s in-depth field-by-field analysis of the US Gulf of Mexico deep water. The analysis is focused on a forward-looking view of project and field economics. Julie joined Wood Mackenzie in April 1999 as an …

Lead Analyst, Gulf of Mexico Research
Wood Mackenzie

Julie Wilson leads the research team that produces Wood Mackenzie’s in-depth field-by-field analysis of the US Gulf of Mexico deep water. The analysis is focused on a forward-looking view of project and field economics.


Julie joined Wood Mackenzie in April 1999 as an analyst covering Latin America research. She moved to Houston in November 2000 to join the new upstream consulting practice established here.  During the ensuing six years, she worked on and managed a wide variety of international consulting engagements, including gas supply and market analysis, corporate strategies, country entry strategies, and competitor analysis. In August 2006 she re-joined the research team to focus on the US Gulf of Mexico deep water.



Prior to joining Wood Mackenzie, Julie worked for BP for eight years in London and Aberdeen in a variety of political, commercial, and financial analysis roles that were focused on upstream assets.


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Organizer

Mark Haubert


Date and Time

Wed, Nov. 7, 2007

11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.
(GMT-0500) US/Central

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Location

Greenspoint Club

16925 Northchase
Houston, TX 77060