Upstream

Get full visibility into the global oil and gas industry  

Through topical and fact-based analytics, highly detailed data and leading-edge advisory services, Rystad Energy is uniquely positioned to provide deep insight into the global supply of oil and gas, investment trends, portfolio valuation, portfolio benchmarking and transaction analyses.  

We provide a complete coverage of the global upstream oil and gas industry through our field-by-field approach, including ownership and valuation. For all fields, discoveries and exploration licenses globally, we offer resource estimates, production profiles and economic analysis. Rystad Energy continuously collects data from E&P companies, government agencies, investors and other players in the upstream sector to enhance our field-by-field database. The UCube database is updated monthly, supported by the delivery of monthly reports and weekly commentaries. Moreover, with multiple available data feed options, clients can easily integrate our insights into their preferred business intelligence analysis tool or their own database infrastructure.  

We deliver access to data, reports and commentaries that synthesize the market implications of trends and key events along with our expert views, all backed by the unparalleled data in Rystad Energy's UCube and other fundamental databases. Through our Analytics, clients receive timely and comprehensive analysis of the latest trends and key developments across the upstream sector, including global supply, exploration trends, company benchmarking and updates on company strategy. With access to the unique insights in our short, medium and long-term outlooks, clients will be well equipped to make fact-based strategic decisions. Our frequent commentaries provide invaluable analysis of selected topics, important news and key trends shaping this fast-moving sector. 

We collaborate closely with our customers to ensure we deliver  high quality consulting services in an efficient manner. Rystad Energy's highly skilled consulting team has an extensive track record of solving a wide variety of assignments related to the upstream sector, and customers often come back to us for updates and new projects over time. We have expanded our global footprint and continue to tackle new challenges on behalf of both familiar and new clients.

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Data

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For business development managers seeking complete and detailed field-by-field data, or investors looking to benchmark costs, or oil researchers forecasting global oil production, the comprehensive data in our UCube database provides invaluable insights that enable clients to make well informed decisions. The data covers:

  • More than 65,000 assets and 3,200 companies globally, with coverage by continent, region, country, province and state 
  • Historical data dating back to 1900 and forecasts to 2100 
  • Overview of field life cycle, including producing fields, fields under development, discoveries, exploration licenses and open acreage 
  • Economic metrics consisting of investments, operational costs, government take, free cashflow and net present value 
  • Complete coverage of oil and gas supply, including conventional and unconventional, onshore and offshore, and yet-to-find resources and portfolios 

The data can be accessed via either: 

  • Cube browser, a Rystad Energy desktop tool enabling clients to create their own analysis and extract data 
  • Dashboards on the Rystad Energy Client Portal, an easy-to-use web-based tool with premade workflow analyses focusing on key upstream topics 

Our Data Feed delivery method allows our data to be delivered and updated through industry standard protocols such as OData, FTP and ArcGIS REST API, and can be imported easily into the client's preferred data analysis tool. We also offer mapping services that allow map layers to be added via ArcGIS tools. 

Upstream Economic Model 

Clients can optimize investments with a clear vision of future scenarios by using our Excel-based valuation model for global upstream oil and gas assets, companies and portfolios. This service is ideal for oil and gas companies, investors, investment banking, equity research, government agencies, advisory firms and research institutions. 

Upstream Economic Model enables clients to: 

  • Run detailed valuation analyses on any oil and gas portfolio 
  • Run sensitivity analyses across all parameters 
  • Understand how tiebacks and associated costs change the commerciality of both the host and the satellite project 
  • See how cost reductions and product gains create value 
  • Understand and customize fiscal regimes for all producing countries 

Analytics

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Stay up to date on all aspects of the upstream industry through our trends reports, asset reports and frequent value-adding commentaries, offering analysis of recent industry news and developments, all  prepared by leading industry experts. This service is ideal for executives, managers and strategy and M&A advisors interested in acquiring high quality insights to support business decisions. 

Upstream Analytics enables you to: 

  • Get a timely and comprehensive overview of the global and regional upstream sector, powered by Rystad Energy UCube 
  • Access timely and topical analysis from leading industry experts 
  • Stay up-to-date with the latest trends and events in the market 
  • Maintain a solid foundation for strategic decisions 
  • Get access to both a macro overview and details at asset and company level 
  • Quickly and easily access our online library of upstream analysis and insights 

Upstream Analytics includes: 

  • Upstream Trends Report – monthly report on recent trends in the global E&P industry 
  • Discovery Trends Report – timely and comprehensive overview of global discovery activity 
  • M&A Trends Report – monthly review of mergers, acquisitions, asset sales and deals in play  
  • Upstream Asset Reports and Factsheets – high quality in-depth analysis on major projects 
  • Upstream Commentaries – frequent commentaries on upstream industry trends and events 

Advisory

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We deliver a wide range of advisory services within the upstream sector for executive boards, management and commercial and technical teams. Clients are seeking qualified independent guidance in relation to upstream opportunities. This includes customers within E&Ps, oilfield and new energy services, midstream and downstream, government agencies and investors. Examples of advisory themes include: 

  • Understanding the energy transition and its impact on the future energy mix 
  • Energy transition strategies including CO2 emissions, renewables, electrification and hydrogen 
  • Exploration and country-entry strategies 
  • Benchmarking operational excellence and best practices 
  • Benchmarking organizations and defining and setting up in the right manner  
  • Benchmarking exploration cost and value creation 
  • Technical and commercial due diligence and valuation of assets and companies 
  • Expert witness in court cases 
  • Understanding the oilfield services market for cost estimation and optimal timing of contracts 

We have experienced upstream and commercial consultants with a track record of delivering high quality, tailormade projects in an efficient manner.