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Upstream Majors company benchmarking 2017

Upstream Majors company benchmarking 2017

Report summary

The Majors are adapting to lower prices and re-emphasising growth. M&A, discovered resource opportunities and portfolio high-grading are repositioning portfolios lower down the cost curve. We expect all the Majors to grow production out to 2020: Permian tight oil, deepwater and gas are the core growth themes. The peer group will also be generating free cash flow above US$50/bbl and returns on next generation projects have improved following progress in driving down costs and re-scoping developments. Portfolios will continue to evolve in preparation for the radical changes in the energy mix and the threat of production decline post-2025.

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The upstream oil and gas industry conducts activities against a backdrop of growing energy and environmental challenges. Political instabilities, international conflicts and government and environmental regulation all impact the production process.

This forces companies to re-examine their corporate strategy, moving away from high-risk exploratory drilling to lower-risk exploration in mature basins as they search for increased returns.

This Upstream Oil and Gas Company Benchmarking report provides a unique perspective on corporate positioning using our proprietary, forward-looking metrics on financial health, value, production, reserves and costs.

Widely used by both the energy and financial sectors, our report gives you a unique perspective on key strategic and financial challenges, as well as opportunities facing this oil and gas company.

Wood Mackenzie provides an independent evaluation and expert opinion on the operational performance, strategy and future of the world's top oil and gas companies. Our unique, objective analysis helps you understand, validate, compare and challenge market and corporate views so you can assess strategic opportunities.

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