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November 16, 2021updated 05 Nov 2021 4:04pm

Revealed: the independent oil & gas companies best positioned to weather future industry disruption

Woodside Petroleum is the oil & gas company best positioned to take advantage of future independent oil & gas disruption in the sector

By Nicu Calcea

Woodside Petroleum is the oil & gas company best positioned to take advantage of future independent oil & gas disruption in the sector, according to GlobalData analysts.

The Australia-based company comes top of the list in a ranking of overall leadership in the themes that matter most among independent oil & gas companies.

These themes, which can be defined as any issues that keep CEOs awake at night, describe technological, macroeconomic and industry-specific challenges that companies are currently facing, as well as the opportunities they create. GlobalData’s Thematic Research ecosystem identifies and tracks these challenges, and how they create the long-term winners and losers of the mining industry.

Woodside Petroleum scored highly in several themes, particularly when it comes to Gas Flaring, M&A, Subsea and Hydrogen, where it received top marks of five out of five.

Woodside Petroleum received scores of four for LNG and ESG, three for Shale and Artificial Intelligence and two for Industrial Internet performances.

Its poorest score, one out of five, was recorded for COVID-19.

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These scores represent GlobalData analysts’ assessments of the competitiveness of each company regarding a particular theme. They are then weighted based on their importance and used to create the final industry ranking.

Woodside Petroleum is followed in our ranking by ConocoPhillips, Aker BP and EQT.

The interactive graphic below allows you to compare company ratings across the 10 themes in question. The higher up a company is on the list, the better positioned it is to weather disruption in the future, while the companies at the bottom are more vulnerable to disruptive threats.

Click on any of the companies to compare them across all the themes in our analysis.

Our analysis reveals that companies from USA are some of the best-prepared players in the independent oil & gas game. Companies from Australia and Japan also performed well.

These scores are based on overall technology, macroeconomic and sector-specific leadership in 10 of the key themes that matter most to the mining industry and are generated by GlobalData analysts' assessments.

This article is based on GlobalData research figures as of 03 November, 2021. For more up to date figures, check the GlobalData website.

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