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Word to the Wise: How the scheduling and discounting of liabilities affects end of life cost estimates

Our final blog in this five part series of LLR vs ARO looks at the impact of scheduling and discounting. Each week, XI Technologies scans their unique combination of enhanced industry data to provide trends and insights that have value for professionals doing business in the WCSB. If you'd like to receive our Wednesday

Word to the Wise: How working interest can affect the accuracy of LLR and ARO estimates

If you operate or are looking to acquire a stake in a working interest asset, your ARO calculations might not be accurate. Each week, XI Technologies scans their unique combination of enhanced industry data to provide trends and insights that have value for professionals doing business in the WCSB. If you'd like to receive

Word to the Wise: Over-licensed facilities can affect your licensee liability rating and ARO

Many assume that actual ARO will always be higher than LLR, but that isn’t always the case. Each week, XI Technologies scans their unique combination of enhanced industry data to provide trends and insights that have value for professionals doing business in the WCSB. If you'd like to receive our Wednesday Word to the

Word to the Wise: Understanding the reclamation cost discrepancies between LLR and ARO

Today, let’s look at how well reclamation costs are typically the largest discrepancy between deemed liability values and ARO costs. Each week, XI Technologies scans their unique combination of enhanced industry data to provide trends and insights that have value for professionals doing business in the WCSB. If you'd like to receive our Wednesday

Word to the Wise: Why using LLR can cause inaccurate abandonment cost estimates

The Alberta Energy Regulator’s Licensee Liability Rating (LLR) Directive 011 deemed liability values are the most commonly accepted measure of asset retirement obligation (ARO) in Alberta. Unfortunately, as we at XI Technologies have discovered, these values may not provide an accurate assessment of ARO, resulting in values that are either too high or too

Word to the Wise: Roundtable on ARO emphasizes need for standardized approach to liability valuation

Following is a summary of key points expressed during XI's April 18 Roundtable on Asset Retirement Obligations.   Each week, XI Technologies scans their unique combination of enhanced industry data to provide trends and insights that have value for professionals doing business in the WCSB.  If you'd like Wednesday Word to the Wise delivered directly

XI Technologies whitepaper cautions against using LLR to estimate ARO

XI Technologies Inc. has published a whitepaper outlining 5 key reasons why Alberta Energy Regulator’s (AER’s) Licensee Liability Rating (LLR) should not be used to estimate long-range Asset Retirement Obligation (ARO) for Alberta operating and non-operating oil and gas companies. Initially created in the early 2000s, LLR was never designed to be used for