E&P capital expenditure – what is the outlook for 2021?

Westwood’s analysis of 3 E&P peer groups – the five Supermajors, four selected National Oil Companies (“NOCs”) and 17 selected US Shale producers, suggests that 2021 capital expenditures are likely to remain relatively flat or decrease slightly compared to 2020, at a US$50/bbl Brent (US$45/bbl WTI) oil price assumption.

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Stalled Resources – how big an opportunity is it?

This oil and gas, potentially, worth more than $65[1] bn and costing an estimated $24bn to discover, represents 40% of the volume found in high impact discoveries in the period.  Where is this resource located? Why is it stranded and how big an opportunity does it represent?