We are excited to announce that as of February 1, Wood Mackenzie is a portfolio company of Veritas Capital, a leading investor at the intersection of technology and government. Our focus remains on providing you with the best intelligence, analytics, data and tools to ensure you are making the best data-driven business decisions with confidence.  

Read more in our news release here. 


After the crash – what’s changed in Lower 48 upstream?

Get this report


You can pay by card or invoice

For details on how your data is used and stored, see our Privacy Notice.

- FAQs about online orders
- Find out more about subscriptions

19 June 2020

After the crash – what’s changed in Lower 48 upstream?

Report summary

The Lower 48 upstream sector has been hit hard by the oil price crash. Already under pressure from investors, operators were forced to take drastic measures beyond typical rig drops and completion deferrals. Producing wells have been shut-in and the production growth streak ended. Investment has fallen nearly 40% for 2020, particularly in the Permian Basin. Powered by the Wood Mackenzie Lens platform, we evaluate how our latest outlook contrasts with our pre-crash view.

Table of contents

  • Executive summary
    • After the crash - what's changed in global upstream?
    • Oil price crash: upstream coverage
    • H1 2020 Macro Oils long-term outlook
    • Latest global FID tracker
    • Global tracker of the upstream impact of the price crash and coronavirus pandemic

Tables and charts

This report includes 1 images and tables including:

  • Lower 48 investment outlook, before and after the crash

What's included

This report contains:

  • Document

    After the crash - what's changed in Lower 48 upstream.pdf

    PDF 1.01 MB