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Low estimate of contingent resources.
Best estimate of contingent resources.
Proven and probable reserves.
The standard unit of measurement for all production and sales.
Billion standard cubic feet, a measure of gas volume.
Barrels of oil equivalent - the factor used to convert volumes of different hydrocarbon production to barrels of oil equivalent. Conversion rate used by Oil Search for gas is 6,000 scf = 1 boe up to and including 2013 production; 5,100 scf = 1 boe thereafter.
Barrels of oil per day.
British Thermal Units, a measure of thermal energy.
Hydrocarbons which are in the gaseous state under reservoir conditions and which become liquid when temperature or pressure is reduced. A mixture of pentanes and higher hydrocarbons.
The Company’s technically recoverable resources for its discovered but uncommercialised gas fields are classified as contingent resources. 2C denotes the best estimate of contingent resources.
Liquid petroleum as it comes out of the ground. Crude oils range from very light (high in gasoline) to very heavy (high in residual oils). Sour crude is high in sulphur content. Sweet crude is low in sulphur and therefore often more valuable.
Wells designed to produce hydrocarbons from a gas or oil field within a proven productive reservoir defined by exploration or appraisal drilling.
A well whose path has been intentionally diverted at an angle from vertical, often to reach a distant part of the reservoir and increase exposure to producing zones.
Earnings before interest, tax, depreciation, depletion, exploration and impairment.
Front end engineering and design. Conceptual design prior to detailed design.
Final Investment Decision.
Net debt / (net debt & shareholders' funds).
Gas to oil ratio.
Solid, liquid or gas compounds of the elements hydrogen and carbon.
Liquefied natural gas.
Liquid petroleum gas.
Long Term Incentive.
Middle East/North Africa.
Million standard cubic feet per day.
Million tonnes per annum (LNG).
Petroleum Development Licence.
Petajoules – joules are the metric measurement unit for energy – a petajoule is equal to 1 joule x 10
Papua New Guinea.
PNG LNG Project Operator
ExxonMobil PNG Limited, a subsidiary of Exxon Mobil Corporation (ExxonMobil).
Petroleum Processing Facilities Licence.
Petroleum Prospecting Licence.
Petroleum Retention Licence.
Probable reserves are those reserves which geological and engineering data demonstrate to be potentially recoverable, but where some element of risk or insufficient data prevent classification as proven. Probable reserves are calculated by subtracting proven reserves from those probabilistically calculated reserves having a 50 per cent confidence level (P50). Therefore, "Proven plus Probable" (2P) reserves are defined as those reserves which have a 50 per cent likelihood of being equalled or exceeded.
Proven reserves are the estimated quantities of crude oil, natural gas and natural gas liquids which geological and engineering data demonstrate with reasonable certainty to be recoverable in future years from known reservoirs under existing economic and operating conditions. Proven reserves are limited to those quantities of oil and gas which can be expected, with little doubt, to be recoverable commercially at current prices and costs, under existing regulatory practices and with existing conventional equipment and operating methods. Proven (1P) reserves are probabilistically calculated reserves having a 90 per cent confidence level (P90); such reserves have a 90 per cent likelihood of being equalled or exceeded.
A survey used to gain an understanding of rock formations beneath the earth’s surface.
Short Term Incentive.
Trillion cubic feet, a measure of gas volume.
Exploration wells testing new play concepts or structures distanced from current fields.
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