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Aboveground risk analysis for the oil and gas industry

Identify and mitigate cash flow and asset vulnerabilities with our analytical benchmarking reports, which are an essential tool for political risk management. Policy advisers, strategists and market analysts use our actionable risk insights to inform their investment strategies and prepare for the energy transition.


  • Country Risk Index – a proprietary aboveground risk ranking tool, covering more than 60 countries ranked across 34 individual factors, provides the robust analytical framework underpinning our country, geopolitical and transition risk analysis
  • Quarterly Outlook – a quarterly report highlighting key changes in our Country Risk Index, including an outlook of aboveground investment risk factors such as political volatility, elections, security, regulatory and tax changes, and changes in operating conditions
  • Risk Reviews – concise overviews of country, geopolitical and transition risk drivers and outlook
  • Transition Risk Index – Energy Intelligence’s proprietary benchmarking of countries’ resilience and adaptation to the energy transition
  • Macroeconomic Outlook – a twice-yearly report covering global economic conditions, outlook and risk implications for the energy industry
  • Opec-Plus Break-Evens Outlook – a twice-yearly report presenting our external economic break-evens model and providing an overview on producers’ fiscal break-evens, including analysis of fiscal policy options/signposts, internal Opec-plus dynamics and risk implications
  • Direct access to our risk analysts, editors and data team through one-to-one discussions, regular private briefings, monthly video on demand updates and bespoke quarterly executive briefings

Our risk research is available through the Risk Service.

The Risk Service delivers an integrated package of news, analysis, research and data to help you develop resilient and actionable risk assessments and support your decision-making.

What's included in our risk research?
• Aboveground country risk assessments
• Energy transition vulnerabilities
• Global macroeconomic outlook
• Opec-plus external and fiscal break-even
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  • Many hydrocarbon producers are making policy progress to fight climate change and prepare for the energy transition, despite major global macroeconomic and energy market headwinds. Elections in Australia, Brazil and Colombia saw victories by new, more climate friendly governments, while new US policy could reduce emissions. COP27 saw several new net-zero pledges and emissions reduction targets, with methane a particular focus. However, many key challenges remain, including questions about financing that will have to be addressed if countries are to meet their ambitious goals.
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