Robert H. Caldwell, David I. Heather, Wayne A. Beninger Scotia Group Dallas The market for oil and gas reserves (properties and companies) is of interest to all oil companies who have an eye on their performance in reserve replacement. Since the 1986 oil price crash, various groups who monitor comparative sales have been reporting that the value of reserves, while tending to fluctuate with commodity price changes, has exhibited a decreasing trend (refer to Strevig's Quarterly Median Acquisition Price). The discussion below illustrates the impact of 1) gas vs oil transactions, 2) reserve quality, and 3) equivalency conversion methods on ...

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