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IHS Upstream Competition Service

Assess the world’s top upstream energy competitors and partnership opportunities

Do you have easy access to peer group performance benchmarking? Looking for investment or joint venture opportunities?

This service compares the strategies and asset portfolios of the world’s leading upstream energy companies, focusing on competitive positioning, portfolio outlook and performance. You get company assessments, regional overviews, analytical memos, a licensing round tracker, portfolio analysis/performance benchmarking tools, and direct analyst access. Delivered online, these resources allow you to:

  • Assess company portfolio objectives and performance
  • Discover partnership/investment opportunities revealed by portfolio or execution challenges
  • Understand the role of IOCs in asset/corporate acquisitions, exploration and basin positioning
  • Identify key upstream sector drivers
  • Keep pace with developments that impact each company
  • Examine historic production by asset type and region

What's Included

Upstream Strategy Assessments

Upstream Strategy Assessments (annual)
For each company:

  • Regional and global upstream strategy analysis
  • Financial and asset performance benchmarking
  • 10-year production outlook by asset type, resource type and discrete project
  • Key assets and basins driving performance
  • Critical challenges and performance implications
UCS Memos/Regional Overviews

UCS Memos (periodically)
Insightful analysis of performance and competitive positioning across select peer groups and notable upstream strategy assessment updates

Regional Overviews (annual)
For each company:

  • Upstream activity in each country across seven regions
  • Current production forecasts by asset
  • 10-year net entitlement regional production forecast by country, and for new source volumes, by asset
  • Regional financial performance relative to peers (where available)
  • Map of asset holdings
  • Regional growth strategies and key performance drivers

Global Bid Round Monitor (twice monthly)
Announced, open, closed and unconfirmed licensing rounds, with results, blocks/acreage, interested companies, key dates and milestones

UCS Portfolio Analysis Tool (updated regularly)
Online, interactive access to all UCS production portfolio data, including historical and forecasted company production at the global, regional, and country levels; includes multiple search filters and customizable results

UCS Performance Benchmarking Tool (updated annually)
Interactive Excel-based tool to compare company-reported upstream performance data (historical results from annual 10-ks and 20-fs, including reserves, spending, and calculated per boe metrics)

Member Privileges

Analyst Access
Timely response from on-demand Energy experts

Invitations to member-only events, including our signature IHS Markit Forums, and regular webcasts

Company Coverage

  • Anadarko
  • Apache
  • BG Group
  • BHP Billiton
  • BP
  • Canadian Natural
  • Chevron
  • ConocoPhillips
  • Eni
  • ExxonMobil
  • Hess
  • Marathon
  • Murphy
  • Nexen
  • Noble Energy
  • Occidental
  • OMV
  • Petrobras
  • Repsol
  • Santos
  • Shell
  • Statoil
  • Suncor
  • Talisman
  • Tullow
  • Woodside

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