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Identify countries with the best fiscal terms based on exploration potential

Oil and gas exploration companies are constantly evaluating "where to invest next". They compare what countries have to offer, based on specific investment drivers. The opportunities that tick the most boxes will be prioritised for future spend.

To assist in these investment decisions, Wood Mackenzie offers customers the Upstream Competitiveness Index (UCI), a global comparison of:

  • Fiscal attractiveness
  • Fiscal stability
  • Prospectivity
  • Costs

Features at a glance

  • Comprises eighteen metrics delivered through an interactive heat map tool 
  • Three environments (onshore, shelf and deepwater environments)
  • Editable country score and weighting

Designed to help you

Use the UCI to understand the relative competitiveness of different areas for future exploration investment.