Oil Search Limited (OSH) - Financial and Strategic SWOT Analysis Review

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					              Oil Search Limited (OSH) - Financial and Strategic SWOT Analysis
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        Reference Code: GDGE2711FSA                                                                                            Publication Date: JUL 2012

          7th floor, Credit House, Cuthbertson
                                                             Phone              +675 3 225599                   Revenue          732.9 (million USD)
          Street
          Port Moresby                                       Fax                +675 3 225566                   Net Profit       202.48 (million USD)
          2001                                               Website            www.oilsearch.com               Employees        1,125
                                                                                OSH [Australian Stock
          Papua New Guinea                                   Exchange                                           Industry         Oil & Gas
                                                                                Exchange (Sydney)]

       Company Overview
       Oil Search Limited (Oil Search) is an oil and gas upstream company. It principally carries out the exploration and production of oil,
       natural gas and natural gas liquids (NGL). The company is one of the largest oil and gas producer, which currently operates all
       Papua New Guinea (PNG's) producing oil and gas fields. Oil Search primarily operates in PNG. It also has exploration activities
       in Yemen, Iraq and Tunisia. Its production assets include Kutubu, Moran, Gobe Main, SE Gobe and SE Mananda. The company
       operates through single reportable segment, namely, oil and gas exploration and production. Oil Search has operational presence
       in Yemen, Libya, Iraq, Tunisia and Australia.
       Key Executives                                                                SWOT Analysis
                      Name                                 Title                      Oil Search Limited, SWOT Analysis
         Gerea Aopi                          Director                                 Strengths                              Weaknesses
         Peter Robert Botten                 Director
                                                                                                                             Decrease in Reserves and
         Brian F. Horwood                    Chairman                                 Strong Presence in PNG
                                                                                                                             Production Base
         Kostas G. Constantinou              Director                                 Operational Efficiency
                                                                                                                             Operational Challenges
         Dr. Agu J. Kantsler                 Director
        Source: Annual Report, Company Website, Primary and Secondary
        Research, GlobalData                                                          Opportunities                          Threats

       Share Data                                                                     Asian LNG Market                       Volatility in Oil and Natural Gas
         Oil Search Limited                                                                                                  Prices
                                                                                      PNG LNG Project
        Share Price (USD) as on 23-Jul-                                  6.58                                                Stringent Regulations
        2012
        EPS (USD)                                                        0.15
                                                                                     Source: Annual Report, Company Website, Primary and Secondary Research,
        Market Cap (million USD)                                       8,900         GlobalData

        Enterprise Value (million USD)                                 9,600
        Shares Outstanding (million)                                   1,325
       Source: Annual Report, Company Website, Primary and Secondary
       Research, GlobalData

       Financial Performance                                                         Recent Developments
                                                                                      Jul 19, 2012         Oil Search Provides Trapia 1 Well Update
                                                                                      Jul 12, 2012         Oil Search Provides Update On Trapia 1 Well
                                                                                                           In Papua New Guinea
                                                                                      Jul 05, 2012         Shamaran Provides Update On Atrush And
                                                                                                           Taza Blocks, Iraq
                                                                                      Jul 05, 2012         Oil Search Provides Update On Trapia 1 Well
                                                                                                           In Papua New Guinea
                                                                                     Source: Annual Report, Company Website, Primary and Secondary Research,
                                                                                     GlobalData

       Source: Annual Report, Company Website, Primary and Secondary
       Research, GlobalData




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       Table of Contents
       Table of Contents ............................................................................................................................................................................... 2
          List of Tables .................................................................................................................................................................................. 4
          List of Figures ................................................................................................................................................................................. 4
       Section 1 - About the Company.......................................................................................................................................................... 5
       Oil Search Limited - Key Facts ........................................................................................................................................................... 5
       Oil Search Limited - Key Employees .................................................................................................................................................. 6
       Oil Search Limited - Key Employee Biographies ................................................................................................................................ 7
       Oil Search Limited - Major Products and Services ............................................................................................................................. 8
       Oil Search Limited - Key Operational Summary ................................................................................................................................. 9
       Oil Search Limited - History .............................................................................................................................................................. 10
       Oil Search Limited - Company Statement ........................................................................................................................................ 12
       Oil Search Limited - Locations And Subsidiaries .............................................................................................................................. 14
          Head Office ................................................................................................................................................................................... 14
          Other Locations & Subsidiaries ..................................................................................................................................................... 14
       Section 2 – Company Analysis ......................................................................................................................................................... 15
       Oil Search Limited - Business Description........................................................................................................................................ 15
          Business Description - Exploration and Production ...................................................................................................................... 15
             Exploration and Production - Overview ..................................................................................................................................... 15
             Exploration and Production - Production ................................................................................................................................... 15
             Exploration and Production - Financials .................................................................................................................................... 15
             Exploration and Production - Market View ................................................................................................................................ 15
       Oil Search Limited - Corporate Strategy ........................................................................................................................................... 16
       Oil Search Limited - SWOT Analysis ................................................................................................................................................ 17
          SWOT Analysis - Overview........................................................................................................................................................... 17
          Oil Search Limited - Strengths ...................................................................................................................................................... 17
             Strength - Strong Presence in PNG .......................................................................................................................................... 17
             Strength - Operational Efficiency ............................................................................................................................................... 17
             Strength - Strategic Review Approach ...................................................................................................................................... 17
          Oil Search Limited - Weaknesses ................................................................................................................................................. 17
             Weakness - Decrease in Reserves and Production Base ......................................................................................................... 17
             Weakness - Operational Challenges ......................................................................................................................................... 18
             Weakness - Decline in Liquidity Ratios ..................................................................................................................................... 18
          Oil Search Limited - Opportunities ................................................................................................................................................ 18
             Opportunity - Asian LNG Market ............................................................................................................................................... 18
             Opportunity - PNG LNG Project ................................................................................................................................................ 18
             Opportunity - Potential in Iraq’s Upstream Industry ................................................................................................................... 18
          Oil Search Limited - Threats ......................................................................................................................................................... 19
             Threat - Volatility in Oil and Natural Gas Prices ........................................................................................................................ 19
             Threat - Stringent Regulations .................................................................................................................................................. 19
             Threat - Legal and Political Framework ..................................................................................................................................... 19
       Oil Search Limited - Key Competitors .............................................................................................................................................. 20
       Section 3 – Company Financial Ratios ............................................................................................................................................. 21
       Financial Ratios - Capital Market Ratios........................................................................................................................................... 21
       Financial Ratios - Annual Ratios ...................................................................................................................................................... 21
       Performance Chart ........................................................................................................................................................................... 23


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Description: Oil Search Limited (Oil Search) is an oil and gas upstream company. It principally carries out the exploration and production of oil, natural gas and natural gas liquids (NGL). The company is one of the largest oil and gas producer, which currently operates all Papua New Guinea (PNG's) producing oil and gas fields. Oil Search primarily operates in PNG. It also has exploration activities in Yemen, Iraq and Tunisia. Its production assets include Kutubu, Moran, Gobe Main, SE Gobe and SE Mananda. The company operates through single reportable segment, namely, oil and gas exploration and production. Oil Search has operational presence in Yemen, Libya, Iraq, Tunisia and Australia. The company is headquartered in Papua New Guinea.
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