Where in the World are Canadian Oil and Gas Companies? 2012

13 Pages Posted: 6 Jul 2017

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Niloo Hojjati

University of Calgary - The School of Public Policy

Date Written: June 15, 2017


Begun in 2011 as an internal research tool for the development of the Extractive Resource Governance Program, this study seeks to answer the vital question: Where in the world are Canadian oil and gas companies? To answer this question, we extract firm-level information from publicly traded Canadian companies in order to establish the location of their activities around the globe.

The data collected in the “Where in the World” (hereafter WIW) project are presented through a publicly accessible interactive world map, which allows users to explore a specific country or region over time.

This report, as in the earlier report in this series, presents an extensive account of the global presence of Canadian oil and gas (hereafter O&G) companies in the 2012 year of study.

In total, 228 Canadian O&G companies conducted operations in 85 countries in 2012, extending their presence to every region of the world. While North America continued to serve as the primary destination for Canadian exploration and production activities, the role of Canadian O&G service companies increased significantly in the Middle Eastern oil and gas industry, particularly in the United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, and Oman.

This report begins with a regional overview of the international activities of Canadian exploration and production (E&P) companies, followed by a summary of the level of activities on a country basis. The report then continues by providing the same analysis for Canadian O&G service companies.

Keywords: oil, gas, extractive resouce governence, where in the world project

Suggested Citation

Hojjati, Niloo, Where in the World are Canadian Oil and Gas Companies? 2012 (June 15, 2017). SPP Research Paper No. Volume 10 • Issue 15 • June 2017. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2997211

Niloo Hojjati (Contact Author)

University of Calgary - The School of Public Policy

Calgary, Alberta

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