Panel: risk-based decision analysis evolving into key tool of E&P sector

"It is necessary always in analysis to simplify to one extent or another, but some of the simplifications that are in use today have the consequence of overstating expected values, severely understating risk, and suggesting a misallocation of capital."-Jerry BrashearClick here to enlarge imageThe exploration and production business today faces growing pressure to balance high-risk endeavors with outside uncertainties-such as the forever-vacillating prices of oil and gas-all the while making only average rates of return that track well below those of other industries. As a consequence, E&P managers are left to manage those investment parameters that are within their control-or at least t...

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