The outlook for the oil and gas industry in 2019

About the research

'A test of resilience' is an industry benchmark study on the outlook for the oil and gas industry in 2019, published by DNV GL. The study was launched in 2011 and is now in its ninth year. Each edition builds on the findings of previous research.

An industry benchmark study

The report assesses industry sentiment, confidence and priorities, and provides expert analysis of the key pressures facing the industry in the year ahead. It is based on a global survey of 791 senior industry professionals and executives, along with in-depth interviews with a range of experts, business leaders and analysts. The research was conducted during late October and early November 2018 and carried out on by teams from DNV GL, Longitude and Kantar TNS.

The organizations surveyed vary in size: 44% had annual revenue of USD500 million (m) or less, while 17% had annual revenue in excess of USD5 billion (bn). 

Respondents were drawn from across the oil and gas value chain, including publicly-listed companies and privately-held firms. They represent a range of functions within the industry, from board-level executives to senior engineers.