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IHS Costs Solution for Oil & Gas Industry

The drop in oil prices over the past year has continued to put pressure on margins. As oil prices are reaching a relative equilibrium, and as volatility recedes oil prices are likely to stay in the $50-$70 range in the short and medium term.

Rising upstream costs are driving the Oil and Gas industry towards a greater scrutiny on Capital and Operational expenditure; as margins are squeezed with returns down and costs up, there is no question a challenging set of scenarios for the industry lie ahead. IHS can help you understand the holistic impact of costs on your operations and empower your team to build strategies for optimizing CAPEX, OPEX, manage risks and build a comprehensive procurement strategy with information, analysis and future outlook provided for the complete Oil and Gas value chain.

We can help you in streamlining your operations and realize savings by:

  • Enhancing early phase cost-estimation with our world class project cost estimation tool IHS QUE$TOR®
  • Improving procurement strategy with over 500,000 historic price time series data concepts, and over 3,000 price, cost and wage forecasts
  • Benchmarking costs and expenditure with industry peers to see where you can reduce your CAPEX and OPEX
  • Understanding which development concepts (e.g. platform; tension leg platform; floating production, storage, and offloading vessels; and others) are most or least affected by specific cost and oil price drivers
  • Assigning activities and resources to all areas of an Asset from maintenance of a single compressor to any corporate overheads with Activity Based Costing (ABC) methodology
  • Identifying the best suppliers with 100 supplier assessment reports, 700+ company ratings and information on 95 service companies

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Upstream Costs and Expenditures

IHS Upstream Costs and Expenditure offering is designed to help Operators effectively monitor, forecast, and manage major capital and subsequent operating cost investments for onshore and offshore field developments

It enables effective negotiations with vendors based on real industry costs and provides an independent view of the global upstream cost environment with the provision of forecasts of short-term cost movements and long-term cost trends.

Based on IHS Global Scenarios and analyses the drivers behind changes in the markets of the upstream industry.

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Technology and Innovation

IHS Upstream technology and Innovation offering delivers i Independent analysis of technology advances and trends along with their potential tactical and strategic implications on costs.

It provides a set of proprietary frameworks and data resources that allow member companies to evaluate the impact of technologies on their existing portfolios as well as on potential investments. Through the research and analysis provided, the offering allows companies to assess where they stand in relation to industry peers.

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Oilfield Equipment and Services

IHS Oilfield Equipment and Services provides actionable market intelligence to support oil and gas companies’ contract and procurement teams and vendor Strategic Planning and MI teams in making better sourcing decisions

  • Detailed tracking, analysis and forecast of demand, supply, suppliers, category costs and the impact of key cost drivers
  • Enables better sourcing/ procurement decisions, more predictable project deliveries and bottom-line cost savings by identifying supply bottlenecks and opportunities
  • Better supplier relationship management for Operators and market / competitive intelligence for vendors

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IHS Energy Blog

Sep 19

Glencore may eye WICET exit through Rolleston thermal coal sale

Glencore's proposed sale of its 13 mt/y Rolleston thermal coal mine has cast doubt over the viability of the Wiggins Island Coal Export Terminal (WICET) in Queensland, where the company is the major equity holder and currently the dominant shipper.  On the face of it, Glencore's announcement on 28 August flagging the sale said the mov

Sep 11

Pricing continues to dominate in the Permian

This is a collaborative article from Pritesh Patel, Shrav Gummadi and Dipti Patel. The Permian Basin is the most dynamic play in North America today. The Wolfcamp Delaware is holding its own at a price under $30 as breakeven in its first quintile wells. The Wolfcamp Midland is also very good but is still approximately $10 higher to breakeven. In the se

Sep 06

Mongolia making most of Chinese met coal demand

Increased demand for metallurgical (met) coal from China and higher prices has provided Mongolia’s financially troubled coal miners some relief. Mongolia has secured almost 50% of China’s 10 mt year on year import growth in the first six month of 2017 as seaborne supply tightened following the effects of Cyclone Debbie on Australian production. IHS M

Optimizing costs through improved CAPEX and OPEX discipline

Operators looking into operating and capital expenditures need to look broadly. They need to take the time to analyze their operations, and extended supply chains at a granular level and surgically cut costs to boost efficiency if they are to achieve long-term growth, profitability, and competitive advantage.

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