Cost & Prices

Gain insights into project costs and service prices throughout the energy supply chain 

Understand how energy company costs and service company prices are trending, through benchmarking, estimating and inflation intelligence.  

We provide cost and price intelligence though analytics, data and advisory services focusing on the suppliers and their markets within the energy supply chain. Our views on costs and prices are channeled through thematic reports, detailed factsheets, a steady flow of commentaries and bottom-up databases that are updated weekly. Clients can connect with our leading industry experts and go deeper through customized advisory services. 

We deliver comprehensive project cost and service prices through targeted field benchmarks, customizable project estimates, and detailed service, labor, material and equipment inflation coverage. All forecasts are transparent, customizable and activity sensitive. The data behind these forecasts stems from our bottom-up, field-by-field coverage of energy project costs and activity across service sectors. 

We collaborate with energy supply chain participants through regular market discussions, drawing on our unique global network of industry specialists, and using these inputs to triangulate our views from detailed quantitative data research. Clients have access to our leading market experts and our advisory services, offering support on customized research and consulting within the energy supply chain.

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Access data from Rystad Energy’s proprietary cubes through Cube Browser, web-based dashboards and data feeds. 

Our data allows clients to: 

  • Customize estimating factors to build Class 4 and Class 5 project estimates  
  • Benchmark field-level costs for offshore, onshore and LNG projects 
  • Understand service price inflation risks and near-term activity changes across 50+ service markets 
  • Evaluate potential suppliers, including their market share, pricing power and backlog 
  • Analyze historical and forecasted labor rates, material prices and equipment prices across regions in the supply chain 

What’s included: 

  • Global coverage of bottom-up, project-by-project data 
  • Cost benchmarks for reserves, production, surface facilities, subsea equipment, SURF lines, drilling & completions, and much more 
  • Estimates using a wide range of additional key parameters for fields to determine estimating factors for TIC, topsides weight, topsides costs, subsea, drilling, and much more 
  • Service price inflation for 50+ segments, across maintenance, well services, drilling, subsea, surface facilities and seismic 
  • Labor rates for hundreds of job descriptions across the energy supply chain 
  • Prices on thousands of key materials and equipment  
  • Historical and forecasted data from 2000 to 2025 
  • Continuously updated data


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Stay up-to-date with the latest cost and pricing trends in the energy supply chain with our detailed reports and topical commentaries prepared by leading industry experts, along with our vast series of readymade factsheets.  

Our Analytics enable clients to: 

  • Get a timely and comprehensive overview of project cost and service price trends across the energy supply chain, powered by Rystad Energy’s databases 
  • Get instant access to key project costs and characteristics, as well as company, service market, and regional analyses in an easy-to-digest format 
  • Access in-depth written analyses from leading industry experts covering hot topics and latest trends  

What’s included:  

Access to our comprehensive online library of cost and price analysis and insights, including: 

  • Quarterly Cost Estimating Handbook – offering unique estimating factors by facility type for TIC, topsides weight and topsides costs, to be used for concept selection, benchmarking or Class 4 & Class 5 factored estimates 
  • Quarterly Cost Benchmarking Report regional benchmarks of development costs and production costs per barrel, shown by differing facility types over time 
  • Quarterly Service Price Inflation Report combining regional unit price changes across 50+ service segments, with historical prices and supply-demand forecasts for the next five years. 
  • Quarterly Regional Reports reviewing service demand trends within all geographical markets 
  • Monthly Segment Reports covering market share, trends and the overall outlook for more than 50 service segments  
  • Supplier and buyers factsheets Encompassing all investments, activity and revenues historically and future for service companies and buyers within the energy market 
  • Project factsheets providing a quick overview of the key characteristics, expected expenditure, contracts and technical details for over 65,000 global upstream assets, in an easy-to-digest format 
  • Commentaries offering expert analysis of current trends and the latest industry developments,  adding context, assessing the implications and showcasing the relevant data 
  • Access to analysts providing product support and training, in addition to discussions and further insights from Rystad Energy’s global team of experts


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Our advisory services build on the insights from our unmatched product suite, years of industry experience and a broad industry network as a result of providing advisory across the energy supply chain. Key to this service is the ability to understand all the moving parts, such as E&P project portfolios and sensitivity, technology trends, capacity in the supply chain, cost structure and development, and more. We work with oil companies, suppliers, investors and organizations to help them assess business plans, build strategies for the long term, act on opportunities and outperform peers.  

  • We support E&P companies benchmark project performance across both time and cost, helping them to better understand how planned and/or completed projects perform against peers. By analyzing the service cost environment and other factors, we are able to provide insights into areas of success, where to improve and best practices.  
  • With project costs and service prices evolving dynamically, understanding these trends has seen increased interest among investors. We support investors in understanding the fundamentals of the industry, future development across price and cost scenarios, player landscape, supply chain mechanisms and more, and have successfully supported investors on both the buy side and sell side over recent years.  
  • As a data oriented advisory, we use our global databases with field-level data to support industry organizations in understanding the possibilities (and limitations) with respect to technology development. We assess the impact that new technology could have on costs, and our insights are presented regularly to companies, organizations and governments around the globe.