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Oil and Gas Exploration and Production

SIC 1311  |  NAICS 211111

The following guide to industry information, research, and analysis provides sources for industry trends and statistics, financial ratios, salary surveys, and more.

See the following sections listed below to view available resources by category:

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Industry Analysis, Trends, Statistics, and Forecasts

Oil Drilling & Gas Extraction  (view report)
Oil & Gas Field Services  (view report)
Comprehensive industry 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:
Sample report and selected data including market size based on revenue, five-year average growth rate, number of businesses, and total employment are available free online.

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

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:
Sample national and metropolitan area reports are available free online.

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, Inc.
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
Salary Survey
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.

Private company sales transaction data for over 800 industries.

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Oil and Gas Field Equipment Manufacturers
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Oil & Gas Pipelines
Petroleum Refineries


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