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 three core areas: Strategic Trends, Country Risk and Business and Competitive Intelligence. 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.


Business & Competitive Intelligence (BCI)

The BCI service focuses on identifying growth trends for international oil and gas companies. BCI analyzes the dynamics of resource access, partnering strategy, portfolio rationalization, and strategic finance. It also identifies trends in competitor activity and corporate strategy development. Covering an array of companies from supermajors to national oil companies to regional independents, the BCI provides context on which companies will be successful in strategy execution and why. The BCI complements the suite of industry upstream-focused offerings, but fills a niche gap for corporate planning, strategy development and new venture teams by identifying strategies for growth.

Country Risk Evolution (CRE)

CRE analyzes the investment climate for the oil and gas sector in 74 countries, measuring above-ground risks against the commercial potential in each country. CRE’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. Frequent briefs, memos and quarterly reports cover key events and trends in politics, economics, regulations and operating risks, with all analysis rooted in a clear and consistent methodology. CRE helps strategic planning and business development teams to screen new opportunities, monitor trends, and analyze investment risks.

Strategic Trends

Strategic Trends 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. Deliverables include an annual global forecast exercise, a quarterly outlook on industry trends, regular memos on key trends and high-impact events, and a strategy radar. Strategic Trends provides critical inputs for scenario planning and medium-term forecasting.


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.

This new interactive data analytics allows for quick comparisons across the range of oil and gas companies surveyed to make EI’s annual Top 100 ranking. Easily analyze, compare, sort and extract key operational and financial data by sector and activity.

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 not only with facts and figures; it also delivers critical context and analysis. Key themes explored in LNG Trade Dynamics include analysis of how a global gas glut has created a buyer's market for LNG.

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 new 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