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IHS Markit upstream consultants apply industry experience with in-depth analysis, using our world-class databases, research and tested methodologies to assist clients in developing and evaluating choices for major asset, business unit, and corporate decisions. Our strategy development process is tailored to the capital allocation decision-making processes of most oil and gas companies to help them make informed decisions on how to optimize assets or portfolios.
Anticipate the future business landscape and develop winning business strategies with guidance for:
Strategy & portfolio choices
In an increasingly uncertain E&P environment, with sustained low oil prices, squeezed margins and limited capital availability, oil and gas producing companies must optimize their portfolios to remain competitive.
IHS Markit upstream oil and gas consultants work closely with you to conduct a thorough analysis of your current portfolio and assess strategic options, with the aim of establishing an optimal portfolio based on your company’s starting position, competitive advantage and goals. We will detect portfolio-wide risks, assess where synergies exist or can be found, and identify acquisition and divestment opportunities.
We help clients answer questions such as:
Strategy & portfolio choices
IHS Markit upstream consultants help E&P companies and investors in upstream oil and gas find new opportunities, ranging from entry to new countries and basins, to identification of assets and companies for acquisition. We identify, characterize, evaluate, screen and prioritize country, basin, asset, company and partnership opportunities.
Opportunity identification, screening and analysis follows a structured process analyzing various metrics, sourced from robust IHS Markit databases and supported by our consultants' expertise and use of established methodologies.
Current market conditions highlight the need for E&P companies to better understand their operational and financial performance relative to competitors. IHS Markit upstream consultants use in-house proprietary databases – among the world’s largest - and the most advanced software tools available to offer independent, transparent and reliable analysis that can help you benchmark against your peers and improve:
We help clients answer these types of questions:
A global independent needed to evaluate its portfolio in light of lower oil prices. In evaluating the company’s portfolio, IHS Markit identified a gap in short-term reserves growth. The independent decided to pursue deals that would boost near-term reserves as well as farm down lower-value assets to divert capital to other areas.LEARN MORE
A major IOC asked IHS Markit to examine the impact of lower oil prices on its upstream portfolio strategy. Our upstream consultants evaluated the portfolio in the context of five major themes, presenting the findings in five separate workshops. The study provided the IOC with tactical recommendations for executing its long-term strategy.LEARN MORE
A NOC asked IHS Markit to help set its M&A strategy. Our consultants developed six possible paths – estimating the impact of each on reserves, production, capex and NPV – and created a tool to rank 600 contracts. The NOC’s board accepted our experts’ proposed hybrid strategy and used the ranking tool to win a deal in Malaysia.LEARN MORE
A European major asked IHS Markit to assess the exploration performance of eight companies, focusing on corporate performance, strategy and portfolio robustness. IHS Markit profiled each company, enabling the client to benchmark its spending, cost and operational performance to those of its peers and identify areas for future initiatives.LEARN MORE
A Southeast Asian NOC’s domestic reserves and production were insufficient to meet country energy needs. IHS Markit identified three potential growth regions, delineating opportunities and execution strategy for each. The NOC used the analysis to focus on high-graded basins, blocks, assets and partners and scale back in non-core countries.LEARN MORE
An integrated trading company wanted to assess its performance in the Permian Basin relative to its peers. IHS Markit consultants prepared a study that used normalized data to compare the operator’s production performance overall, and by stratigraphic interval and sub-play, against other operators. The client used the study to secure additional funding to improve its performance.LEARN MORE