Big Spenders: the outlook for the oil and gas industry in 2012 is an Economist Intelligence Unit report which analyses the oil and gas industry outlook from the point of view of top-level operators, including CEOs and other board-level executives and policymakers. The report has been commissioned by GL Noble Denton.
Our research drew on two main initiatives. A global survey of senior executives was conducted in October and November 2011, involving 185 executives from a range of companies across the oil and gas industry. These executives were very senior: one in three was a CEO or managing director of their company. To complement the findings of the survey, a series of interviews was carried out with leading industry figures between October and December 2011.
Big spenders is a follow-up report to Deep water ahead: The outlook for the oil and gas industry in 2011, which was also commissioned by GL Noble Denton.
The Economist Intelligence Unit bears sole responsibility for the content of this report. Our editorial team executed the survey, conducted the interviews and wrote the report. The findings and views expressed do not necessarily reflect the views of GL Noble Denton.We would like to thank all those who participated in the research.