Three-stage approach proposed for managing risk in E&P portfolios

10/23/2000
Click here to enlarge imageAs exploration and production companies increase their use of portfolio management techniques to realize maximum value from assets and projects, measuring and managing risk become essential.The statistical methods central to risk assessment are sophisticated and complex. Modern computing technology has made them accessible to all but the smallest companies, however. Anyone involved in E&P decision-making must understand the basic concepts, even managers who might not personally perform the mathematics.To quantify risk, portfolio management requires a valuation measure more sophisticated than net present value (NPV), the traditional basis for assessing E&P inve...
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