Rystad Energy - Energy Knowledge House
Rystad Energy - Energy Knowledge House

Cost Estimating

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Build transparent, bottom-up project cost estimates across a project's lifecycle from feasibility to funding and beyond (Class 5, 4, 3 and 2).

We Provide

We provide project cost estimating intelligence, through analytics, data and advisory services focusing on the energy industry – both onshore and offshore. Our cost estimating insights are channeled through thematic reports, detailed factsheets, a steady flow of commentaries and bottom-up databases that are updated monthly.

We Deliver

We deliver comprehensive analysis, data and advice, leveraging our assessment of project costs relating to all projects globally and the associated market escalation within the supply chain sector.

We Collaborate

We collaborate with all stakeholders to understand project costs and market escalation. The combination of our industry experience, network and proprietary data enables us to confidently provide project cost estimates.


Stay up to date with the latest project cost estimating 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.

Features included

  • Cost Estimating Handbook – offering unique estimating factors by facility type for total installed cost, topsides weight and topsides costs, to be used for concept selection, benchmarking or Class 4 & Class 5 factored estimates
  • Dedicated Reports – access reports specific to any region, supply chain segment, supplier, operator or project
  • Commentaries – offering expert analysis of current trends and the latest industry developments, adding context, assessing the implications and showcasing the relevant data

Enables you to

  • Get a timely and comprehensive overview of project cost estimating 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


  • We support E&P companies evaluate project costs across the project's lifecycle, helping them to better understand how planned and/or completed projects perform against peers. By analyzing the project's 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.


Build transparent, bottom-up project cost estimates across a project's lifecycle from feasibility to funding and beyond (Class 5, 4, 3 and 2).

Features included

  • Bottom-up user defined engineering and execution scopes for all project types
  • Rystad's DynamiX Scope calculates expected engineering scope based on high-level inputs and historically comparable fields
  • Pre-set project templates cover a variety of key actual projects, both historical and upcoming
  • Real-time, transparent escalation with user defined dates for real dollars and nominal dollars
  • Economics with customizable parameters for every project estimate

Enables you to

  • Quickly develop transparent estimates to better rank opportunities
  • Easily test concepts and development strategies
  • Select optimal concepts by analyzing capex, opex, economics and market risks
  • Support engineering with real-time cost impacts from design decisions
  • Leverage scope help and data date to see impacts from design and market
  • P50 checks against detailed costs to fund with confidence
  • Develop detailed, bottom-up check estimates to support tender processes
  • Learn from past decisions to better future project costs
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