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Upstream Industry Future

Drive discoveries, production growth and ROI

Are you basing critical exploration and production decisions on outdated information?

Access upstream energy forecasts and forward-looking analysis to support your exploration and production decisions and investments. Powered by 150 IHS Energy analysts, this annual subscription service provides a holistic view of the upstream energy future, including global supply, growth plays, IOC/NOC competitive positioning, technology trends, costs and petroleum sector risk. Upstream operators, service providers and financial investors rely on our service to:

  • Identify and assess the business impact of key upstream drivers
  • Discover potential growth areas, partnerships and related risks
  • Discuss major exploration and production trends within a non-partisan forum
  • Innovate approaches to exploiting resources

What’s Included

In-depth Reports (monthly)
Analysis of large upstream strategic themes and their business implications

Topical Briefings (periodically)
Smaller reports with commentary and updates throughout the year

Webinars (periodically)
Hour-long, interactive webcasts with report presentations, followed by client discussion with IHS experts

Client Workshops (semiannual)
Two upstream conferences per year in different locations

Invitation to member-only events, including our signature IHS Forum

Analyst Access
Timely responses from on-demand IHS Energy experts

Recent Research

  • Global exploration trends: what is happening with conventional oil and gas discoveries?
  • Upstream growth plays at risk: which ones and why?
  • New upstream openings: are changing regional dynamics creating opportunities?
  • Technology: will use of unconventional techniques shift to mature areas?
  • Capital strategies: how will changes impact portfolio decisions?

Industry Success Stories


More than 170 plays identified, and three examples illustrate techniques operators are already trying to revive old plays - Research Note
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