Research & Advisory is the independent research and analysis arm of Energy Intelligence. Our team consists of experienced professionals drawn from multiple fields in the oil and gas industry.

We cover four core areas: Strategic Trends, Country Risk, Business & Competitive Intelligence and the North America Value-Chain. Research & Advisory also provides a suite of interactive data tools: LNG Trade Dynamics, World Crude Oil Data, and the Energy Intelligence Top 100: Global NOC and IOC Rankings.

For over a decade, Energy Intelligence has delivered bespoke advisory projects, on topics including country risk and entry strategies, competitor intelligence and positioning, and market studies.


North America Value-Chain

The North America Value-Chain retainer service covers the full energy value-chain by analyzing the key themes impacting shale development in the United States, ranging from upstream to midstream to downstream (chemicals, refining, LNG), as well as related sectors such oilfield services. The service leverages the integrated Energy Intelligence advantage: developing proprietary models and analysis, access to primary resources of information, and maximizing a differentiated business model.

Key deliverables include: memos and in-depth sector reports, corporate strategy assessments, models/data extracts, weekly dashboard of key industry issues/data points, and access to our expert analysts.

Business & Competitive Intelligence

The Business & Competitive Intelligence retainer service focuses on identifying growth trends for international oil and gas companies. This service analyzes the dynamics of resource access, partnering strategy, portfolio rationalization, and strategic finance. Business & Competitive Intelligence also identifies trends in competitor activity and corporate strategy development. Covering an array of companies from supermajors to national oil companies to regional independents, it provides context on which companies will be successful in strategy execution and why.

Key deliverables include: corporate strategy profiles, memos, quarterly features on upstream M&A and relevant industry topics, and access to our expert analysts.

Country Risk Evolution

The Country Risk Evolution retainer service analyzes the investment climate for the oil and gas sector in 70+ countries, measuring above-ground risks against the commercial potential in each country. The service’s unique ranking system provides comparative data on 34 Risk and Rewards factors, as well as distinct scores for multiple play types including deepwater, gas and unconventional gas. Energy Intelligence focuses on the evolution of country risk, with forward-looking analysis and five years of forecast scores. Country Risk Evolution helps strategic planning and business development teams to screen new opportunities, monitor trends, and analyze investment risks.

Key deliverables include: frequent briefs and memos, Quarterly Risk Outlook, and access to our expert analysts.

Strategic Trends

The Strategic Trends retainer service analyzes the forces that shape the global operating environment for oil and gas companies and provides a medium-term focus on macro trends. The service provides integrated coverage of macroeconomics, geopolitics, energy market dynamics, regulations, the competitor landscape and technology trends. Strategic Trends provides critical inputs for scenario planning and medium-term forecasting.

Key deliverables include: annual global forecast exercise, quarterly Outlook of Trends, regular memos, and access to our expert analysts.


Energy Intelligence Top 100: Global NOC & IOC Rankings

The leading global survey of national, international and independent oil and gas companies

The Energy Intelligence Top 100: Global NOC & IOC Rankings builds upon its predecessor—the trusted Top 100: Ranking the World’s Oil Companies report.

New interactive data analytics allow for quick comparisons across the range of oil and gas companies surveyed to make Energy Intelligence’s annual Top 100 ranking. Easily analyze, compare, sort and extract key operational and financial data by sector and activity for efficient benchmarking.

LNG Trade Dynamics

The Essential Guide to the Global LNG Industry

Major and emerging supply regions, demand centers, and industry deals are examined to produce an authoritative survey of the global LNG landscape. LNG Trade Dynamics arms you with facts and figures and delivers critical context and analysis.

World Crude Oil Data

All key crude grades, dozens of producing country profiles: one global industry standard

Bringing together a wealth of proprietary and essential data, World Crude Oil Data has proved an invaluable tool for traders, analysts and planners in the 17 years since it was first published as the International Crude Oil Market Handbook. The online data tool allows quick access to profiles and summary assays for 195 of the world's most important traded crude streams, not only allowing users to benchmark specific crudes against one another, but also to accurately assess both stream and country-level production and trade data by presenting a more comprehensive picture of the market.

Energy Connect

An essential resource for the Middle East energy sector, Energy Connect: Middle East gives you access to prospects, competitors and partners in the region. Users can register for free to easily monitor the energy market and activity in the Middle East or subscribe to track new business openings through an enhanced view of their latest activities.

  • 500+ Companies – 7,500+ Contacts – 1,000+ Projects
  • Upstream – Downstream – Midstream – Petrochemical – E&P services – EPC sectors
  • United Arab Emirates – Saudi Arabia – Bahrain – Kuwait – Oman – Qatar – Iraq - Yemen