SPECIAL REPORT: Managing E&P performance with improved information

With oil and natural gas prices hovering at all-time highs, shareholders’ return on investment over the past decade have been an astounding 14% average annual return (AAR). However, not all exploration and production companies are enjoying similar returns. The E&P firms leading the pack are averaging ROI of 22% AAR, whereas companies in the lowest quartile are averaging 10-year stockholder returns of just 8%.Why are some upstream companies able to achieve almost three times the level of stockholder return than other upstream companies? The “on-the-surface” causes of the differing ROIs include the makeup of producing property portfolios, debt structures, geographic sc...

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