E&P asset/portfolio risk analysis: Addressing a many-faceted problem

E&P RISK ANALYSIS—1 The publicly quoted upstream oil and gas sector suffers from disappointing long-term returns and growth from capital invested in drilling. Results continuously fall short of "risked" return targets of 10-15% employed by much of the industry.A key reason for this is a general failure of the exploration and production (E&P) industry, operating companies as well as industry analysts, to adequately account for all aspects of risk. The industry has no standard method for assessing and adjusting for risk.Disagreement is widespread over what constitutes a comprehensive risk assessment and adjustment scheme. This results in inconsistencies and omissions when applying ris...

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