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Costs and Strategic Sourcing Consulting Services

Understand costs and development asset values across the entire oil and gas value chain

Do you need to understand equipment supply and demand in various regions? How day rates will change over the next 3-5 years? The value of your fleet portfolio? Understand yard capacity and vendor capability for the project in hand? Market outlooks and upstream asset valuations?

IHS Costs & Strategic Sourcing (C&SS) Consulting provides operators, service companies, financial firms and governments worldwide with market data, insight and expertise to optimize sourcing and procurement decisions. We forecast capital and operating project costs for offshore and onshore field developments as well as select downstream oil, gas and power projects. We provide valuations of upstream assets both onshore and offshore globally and regionally. We do all this by integrating unrivaled cost, supplier, energy, field and vessel databases with advanced capital and operating cost analytics to drive solutions that let you:

  • Cut costs, ensure secure supply sources and mitigate risk
  • Receive timely, objective pricing, cost analysis, market fundamentals and forecasts
  • Determine best-fit suppliers and gain negotiating leverage
  • Understand valuations of current upstream assets
  • Achieve regulatory compliance requirements

Sample Projects

Market Outlook
For a major helicopter service provider, we delivered an analysis of oil and gas industry drivers, including the impact of shale on offshore activity and frontier areas as well as company strategy and focus. We identified specific drivers for the helicopter market (offshore infrastructure, drilling, manning trends).

Market Intelligence
We created and implemented a market intelligence program for a major Middle East NOC. We analyzed the NOC’s future project portfolio, developed activity projection models and identified market demand metrics. The client received a market status dashboard to monitor risks and optimize cost strategies.

Supplier Capacity Analysis
We provided a major operator with in-depth yard capacity and analysis for all yards operating in the Nigerian fabrication market. Analyses include fabrication capacity, capability and track record evaluation for multiple offshore structures.

Market & Valuation Reports
We provided semi-annual market and valuation reports for several major European banks. Deliverables included market reports covering these segments: supply vessels, drilling rigs, FPSOs, subsea vessels, pipelay vessels and accommodation vessels. We delivered valuations for 500+ related floating assets.

Market Update
For an investment bank, IHS provided a full market update on expected oil price/spending levels as well as the supply-demand outlook for rigs, supply vessels, subsea vessels, pipelay vessels, floating production and offshore accommodation market segments.

Drilling Rig Market Outlooks
We provided a major service contractor an annual, five-year forecast for drilled well counts by country, well type, location and water depth segment.

Market Survey System Segment Coverage

Industry TrendsOnshore Production FacilitiesUmbilicals and Flexible PipeDrilling Fluids
Upstream SpendOffshore Heavy LiftHeat ExchangersOil Sands Mining
FPSO/FSOOffshore PipelayGas CompressorsEngineering Services
Floaters - TLP, SPAR, SemiOffshore Installation (DSV/ROV)Gas TurbinesConstruction Labor
FLNGOnshore PipelayInspection, Maintenance & Repair (Platforms)Jacket Fabrication
Topsides FabricationLine PipeOffshore Helicopter ServicesOffshore Rigs – Jackup
LNG Liquefaction FacilitiesOCTGWell LoggingOffshore Rigs – Floaters
LNG Regasification TerminalsSubsea EquipmentOnshore Drilling RigsOffshore Accommodation

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