Oil and Gas Exploration and Production
SIC 1311 | NAICS 211111
The following guide to industry research and analysis provides sources for
industry trends and
ratios, salary surveys, and more.
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Industry Analysis, Trends, Statistics, and Forecasts
Comprehensive market research reports provide in-depth industry analysis and five-year forecasts,
with special focus on the underlying structure and external forces and relationships
that affect industries and their performance. Topics addressed in the reports include:
- Market size, product segments, and major markets
- Key industry trends, statistics, and external drivers
- Operating conditions and current performance
- Competitive landscape and environment
- Major company profiles and market shares
- Five-year outlook and growth forecasts
U.S. Energy Information Administration, U.S. Department of Energy
Petroleum & Other Liquids: Crude Reserves & Production
Natural Gas: Exploration and Reserves / Production
"Data" and "Analysis & Projections" sections include reports on topics such as production on a national
and state level; well drilling activity by site and type; number of exploratory and developmental wells
drilled; and proved reserves and changes in reserves. All reports are available free online.
Independent Petroleum Association of America
Reports & Statistics
Various reports and studies included in this section provide detailed statistical information on U.S. petroleum
production on a current and historical basis, with resources available including "United States Petroleum
Statistics" and "Profile of Independent Producers". All publications are available free online.
IRS Audit Technique Guides
Oil & Gas Industry
IRS audit guide contents include an overview of the industry and its business practices with primary focus
on accounting and tax issues. Publication is available free online.
Standard & Poor's Industry Surveys
Oil & Gas: Production and Marketing / Equipment and Services
Standard & Poor's survey provides in-depth coverage for these industries, with topics covered including
current business environment; industry profile, trends, and operations; key ratios and statistics; how to
analyze a company; and comparative company analysis. Sample report can be viewed online.
Market Analysis Report
Market analysis report provides industry statistics for a user-defined area on a national,
state, county, metro area, or zip code level, with data provided including number of
companies, market volume and sales trends, average company
sales, sales per employee, staffing and employment trends, average employee wage, and business start up
activity and failure rates. Sample report can be viewed online.
Financial Statements and Financial Ratios
Industry Financial Ratios
Oil and Gas Production / Field Services
Search for "211111" and "2131"
Five-year financial statement analysis includes income statements, balance sheets, and key financial ratios,
with data available by sales size range on a national, state, and metro area level including:
- Income and expenses in dollars and percentages
- Balance sheets in dollars and percentages
- Profitability and return on investment ratios
- Liquidity and working capital ratios
- Asset turnover and efficiency ratios
- Capital structure and debt service ratios
RMA Annual Statement Studies
Oil & Gas Extraction / Drilling and Support Services
Search for "211111",
"213111", and "213112"
Annual financial statement analysis includes common-size income statements and balance sheets and key financial
ratios for companies in this industry. Report includes five years of historical data with the most recent
year's data broken out by sales and assets size range. Sample report can be viewed online.
Compensation and Salary Surveys
Rigzone Salary Survey
Annual survey includes detailed information on compensation trends by job position and geographic region
for the last four years and also includes breakdowns by education level and company size based on total
employment. Summary results and sample report
are available online.
ERI Economic Research Institute
Salary Surveys: Oil & Gas Exploration / Extraction / Field Services / Drilling Services
Annual publication provides compensation data from ERI Assessor®, government, and survey participant databases
for executive, salaried, and hourly personnel on a national and regional level. Complete listing of job
positions included in the survey and sample pages for selected job positions are accessible online.
Society of Petroleum Engineers
Annual survey provides salary data by job category and country/global region for petroleum engineering professionals
and also includes information on the impact of gender and education level on compensation. Summary highlights
from current and prior surveys can be viewed online.
U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
Occupational Outlook Handbook - Petroleum Engineers
Information provided for this occupational category includes a description of the nature of the work and
the work environment, number and types of jobs, education and training requirements, wages and earnings,
employment outlook, and sources for additional information. All information is available free online.
Business Valuation Resources
BVR Business Valuation Guides and Books
Guidance from the Experts: Valuing Oil & Gas Entities
Special report provides insights on various methods and techniques used in valuing these entities, with
topics covered including field service companies, working and royalty interests, mineral and production
rights, and master limited partnerships. Summary description and table of contents can be viewed free online.
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