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Southeast Asia Petroleum Exploration Society (SEAPEX)


Proceedings of the South East Asia Petroleum Exploration Society Volume I, 1974
Pages 161-174

Financial Evaluation of Undeveloped Acreage*

William B. Cline


The application of the “Present Worth Fair Market Value” approach to the financial evaluation of undeveloped acreage is discussed. This provides a rational approach to determining a logical maximum financial valuation for not only undeveloped acreage but also other venture situations. Geological prospectiveness, consequential economics (expenditures, revenues, engineering feasibility etc.), political risk/enhancement, net interest relationship, marketing conditions, and other factors related to corporate planning may all require qualification in this approach. It is stressed that a disciplined method must be used to compound these factors and thus arrive at a useful valuation.

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