A comparison of our latest ranking of company exploration performance with a similar analysis that we published back in 2005 reveals a remarkable absence of correlation. Today's top explorers, by and large, are not the same as those of a decade earlier. Strong results generally reflect commanding acreage positions in key emerging plays. Such plays may hold a few years' running room, but eventually mature, and the explorer needs to renew its basins of focus. This imparts a fundamental...
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Insight | Oct 2013
Exploration outperformance - sustainable or cyclical?
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