Step on the gas: LNG production and exports will strongly increase over the next five years

The Oil and Gas Extraction industry has significantly grown over the past five years, but has exhibited high volatility. Changes in oil and gas prices, exchange rate movements, domestic and export demand for oil and gas, and annual production volumes all influence the industry's performance. Industry output has expanded over the past five years, while world oil and natural gas prices have declined. Australian natural gas production, which makes up most of the industry, is expected to increase at an annualised 14.2% over the five years through 2017-18. Although the world price of natural gas has fallen over the past five years, industry revenue is expected to grow at an annualised 5.8% over the five years through 2017-18 due to production more.

Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 13-18
Forecast Growth 18-23

Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • Industry output has expanded while world oil and natural gas prices have declined
  • Industry revenue has grown due to higher volumes offsetting pricing falls for oil and gas
  • Profit margins are forecast to decline as potential oversupply limits price growth
  • Industry Report - Industry Investment Chapter

    The industry is highly capital-intensive. Capital expenditure by the industry is very high, with some recently completed projects at record high rates for the Mining division. Developing a new oil or gas field or increasing output at an existing one requires large amounts of capital for drilling and field development and a range of specialised equipment. Key production equipment includes large-scale, high-cost items such as offshore oil platforms and gas processing facilities.The industry has a large labour force and employees are typically highly skilled and well paid. Wage expenses, although rising, remain dwarfed by the amount of capital required to operate in the industry. For each dollar required for wage costs during 2017-18, approximately $1.94 i...purchase to read more.

    Additional Insights for the Oil and Gas Extraction Industry

    IBISWorld has determined the most important Key Success Factors for the Oil and Gas Extraction are:

  • Output is sold under contract - incorporate long-term sales contracts
  • Downstream ownership links
  • Availability of resource
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as World price of natural gas and World price of crude oil in the Oil and Gas Extraction industry impact industry performance..

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    What is the Oil and Gas Extraction Industry?

    Industry firms mainly produce crude oil, natural gas or condensate by extracting oil and gas deposits. These companies may also treat natural gas to produce purified natural gas or liquefied hydrocarbon gases, or operate natural gas absorption or separation plants. Some industry firms also produce liquefied natural gas and liquefied petroleum gas.

    Industry Products
  • Crude oil and condensate
  • Liquefied petroleum gas
  • Coal seam gas
  • Traditional natural gas
  • Industry Activities
  • Crude oil mining
  • Oil shale mining
  • Natural gas extraction
  • Petroleum gas extraction
  • Coal seam gas mining
  • Liquefied natural gas (LNG) production
  • Liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) production
  • Table of Contents

    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • World price of natural gas
  • World price of crude oil
  • Demand from gas supply
  • US dollars per Australian dollar
  • Demand from petroleum exploration

  • Current Performance
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Table: Oil and Gas Extraction Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Oil and Gas Extraction Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Petroleum Refining and Petroleum Fuel Manufacturing
  • Gas Supply
  • Fossil Fuel Electricity Generation

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Mining Support Services
  • Petroleum Exploration
  • Pipeline Transport

  • Products & Services
  • Traditional natural gas
  • Coal seam gas
  • Crude oil and condensate
  • Liquefied petroleum gas
  • Chart: Oil and Gas Extraction Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • LNG export markets
  • Domestic gas industries
  • Crude oil export markets
  • Domestic petroleum refineries
  • LPG export markets
  • Domestic LPG markets
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Oil and Gas Extraction Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
  • Profit
  • Depreciation
  • Wages
  • Purchases
  • Royalties
  • Rent and utilities
  • Other
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Oil and Gas Extraction

  • Basis of Competition
  • Internal competition
  • External competition

  • Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Oil and Gas Extraction Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    Woodside Petroleum Ltd, Chevron Australia Holdings Pty Ltd, BHP Billiton Limited, ExxonMobil Australia Pty Ltd, Santos Ltd, Shell Energy Holdings Australia Limited,
  • Table: Woodside Petroleum Ltd - financial performance
  • Table: Chevron Australia Holdings Pty Ltd - financial performance
  • Table: BHP Billiton Limited - financial performance
  • Table: ExxonMobil Australia Pty Ltd - financial performance
  • Table: Santos Ltd - financial performance
  • Table: Shell Energy Holdings Australia Limited - financial performance

  • Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Oil and Gas Extraction Industry
  • Chart: Tools of the Trade: Growth Strategies for Success

  • Technology & Systems
    Revenue Volatility
  • Chart: Volatility vs Industry Growth

  • Regulation & Policy
    Industry Assistance
    Table: Industry Data for the Oil and Gas Extraction Industry
  • Industry Revenue (2009-2023)
  • Industry Gross Product (2009-2023)
  • Establishments (2009-2023)
  • Businesses (2009-2023)
  • Employment (2009-2023)
  • Exports (2009-2023)
  • Imports (2009-2023)
  • Wages (2009-2023)
  • Production Volume BOE (2009-2023)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
  • A type of light crude oil that forms into a liquid from its gas state after being released from high-pressure wells.
  • Fracking
  • A method used to extract oil and gas from shale rock by pumping pressurised water into drilled wells.
  • Liquefied Natural Gas (Lng)
  • Formed by cooling natural gas to a very low temperature, at which point it becomes liquid.
  • Liquefied Petroleum Gas (Lpg)
  • Consists of naturally occurring propane and other gas kept under pressure to maintain it in a liquid state.
  • Mega-Project
  • LNG infrastructure project with a net value in excess of $5 billion dollars.
  • Natural Gas
  • Naturally occurring gases consisting primarily of methane, but also including small amounts of heavier hydrocarbons such as propane and butane.
  • Oilfield
  • An underground or undersea deposit of oil contained within a stable geological formation.
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