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"Papua New Guinea Oil & Gas Report Q1 2014" now available at Fast Market Research

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2013-12-12 18:00:48 - New Energy research report from Business Monitor International is now available from Fast Market Research

The first LNG deliveries from Papua New Guinea's greenfield PNG LNG facility, the country's first gas export project, are expected as scheduled in H2 2014. There continues to new proposals for LNG exports and we could soon see decisions regarding an expansion of export capacity at PNG LNG beyond the first two trains due online next year. Gas projects will also offer some relief to liquids, condensate from the PNG LNG project will give oil production a temporary boost.

The main trends and developments we highlight for Papua New Guinea's oil and gas sector are:

* The most significant development in Papua New Guinea (PNG)'s oil and gas sector was movement on the long-stalled, InterOil-led liquefied natural gas (LNG) project. While

it appeared that Royal Dutch Shell, long interested in PNG's upstream, was to partner with InterOil in developing the Elk and Antelope fields, ExxonMobil emerged as the front runner to use the gas resources. It was reported in May that InterOil and partner Pacific LNG entered into exclusive negotiations for the gas resources on PRL 15, though it still remains unclear as to what shape the deal will take. InterOil favours a traditional farm-in agreement while Exxon initially intends solely to directly purchase the gas.
* Options under consideration include using resources on PRL 15 to support development of an expansion at the PNG LNG project or developing a standalone Gulf LNG project as per InterOil's original development concept. We now view the greenfield Gulf LNG project as less likely, but we have priced in additional volumes from a third train at PNG LNG from 2017 as we now view this as the most likely scenario. However, given the lack of certainty, we could again alter our forecast.
* Overall, our view remains largely optimistic on PNG gas sector, which we expect will expand beyond the initial two trains due online from the Exxon-led PNG LNG project in 2014. First gas from the project could treble PNG's exports and boost its GDP by at least 20%.
* Independent of negotiations with InterOil, Exxon and Oil Search continue their appraisal of both the Juha and the P'nyang gas fields. It is hoped that either site or possibly both will contain the resources to support an expansion of capacity at PNG LNG.
* With a weak outlook for liquids production from existing fields, many of which are mature, the long-term outlook for oil production looks poor. Some upside comes from condensate production as part of the PNG LNG project as well as from the Mandana discovery and Stanley condensate project, but falling output elsewhere will make the recovery in volumes only a temporary development.
* We also anticipate a weak oil consumption outlook. Although we anticipate solid economic growth over the coming years, a fall in commodity prices will impact the oil demand from extractive industries.
* PNG remains strategically located for exports to Asia and currently benefits from significantly lower development costs than projects in nearby Australia. This should help make PNG gas competitive, even as competition from new projects in East Africa, Russia and the US increases.
* Rising competition in the LNG market in Asia, as well as from new sources of supply abroad, could undermine the commercial viability of greenfield export projects in PNG. This is particularly true in the face of project delays and significant cost overruns impacting current developments. Alongside longstanding concerns regarding the country's business environment, notwithstanding recent signs of improvement, these above-ground concerns remain downside risk to the sector's outlook.

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Partial Table of Contents:

BMI Industry View
Industry Forecast
- Oil And Gas Reserves
- Table: Papua New Guinea Proven Oil & Gas Reserves And Total Petroleum Data, 2011-2016
- Table: Papua New Guinea Proven Oil & Gas Reserves And Total Petroleum Data, 2017-2022
- Oil Supply And Demand
- Table: Papua New Guinea Oil Production And Net Exports Forecasts, 2011-2016
- Table: Papua New Guinea Oil Production And Net Exports, 2017-2022
- Gas Supply And Demand
- Table: Papua New Guinea Gas Production, Consumption And Net Exports, 2011-2016
- Table: Papua New Guinea Gas Production, Consumption And Net Exports, 2017-2022
- Refining And Oil Products Trade
- Table: Papua New Guinea Refining - Production And Consumption, 2011-2016
- Table: Papua New Guinea Refining - Production And Consumption, 2017-2022
- Key Risks To BMI's Forecast Scenario
Industry Risk Reward Ratings
- Asia - Risk/Reward Ratings
- Table: Asia's Oil & Gas Risk/Rewards Ratings
- The Upstream Leaders
- Resource-Rich Countries Hit By Country Structure
- Table: Asia Upstream Sector Risk/Reward Ratings
- Downstream Support
- Table: Asia O&G Downstream Risk/Reward Ratings
- Papua New Guinea - Risk/Reward Ratings
- PNG Upstream Rating
- PNG Downstream Rating
Market Overview
- Papua New Guinea Energy Market Overview
- OverviewState Role
- Licensing and Regulation
- Government Policy
- International Energy Relations
- Table: Papua New Guinea - Upstream Projects Database
- Oil And Gas Infrastructure
- Oil Refineries
- Table: Downstream Projects
- Service Stations
- Oil Storage
- LNG Terminals
- Gas Pipelines
Competitive Landscape
- Executive Summary
- Table: Key Players - PNG Oil And Gas Sector
- Table: Upstream Players
- Table: Downstream Player
Company Profile
- Oil Search
- InterOil
- Other Summaries
Regional Overview
- Asia Overview
- Energy Shifts
- Pacific Leads Liquefaction Boom, With Challenges
- Table: Expansion Of Liquefaction Capacity In Australia & PNG
- LNG Demand Stays Buoyant
- Unconventional Rescue
- Refining Woes
Global Industry Overview
- Asia - Regional Appendix

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