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Oil & Gas

American Appraisal offers unrivaled expertise across all sectors of the oil and gas industry - upstream, midstream and downstream.

Who We Serve
American Appraisal’s oil and gas industry clients are involved in the following market sectors:

Upstream Midstream Downstream
Exploration Pipelines Natural gas liquids
Development Gas processing Terminals and storage
Production Gathering lines Oil refineries
Energy services   Petrochemicals
    Petroleum marketing and service stations

What We Do
We provide valuation expertise in all classifications of tangible and intangible assets, including:

Tangible Assets Intangible Assets 
Land Trademarks and trade names
Land improvements Customer relationships
Buildings Supply agreements
Producing properties (reserves) Engineering drawings
Value beyond proven and probable reserves Patented and unpatented technology
Personal property Contracts
Leasehold improvements Operating procedures and manuals
Battery limit processing Operating software
Off-sites Permits/licenses
Drilling rigs Leasehold interests
Construction in progress Noncompete agreements
  Emission credits and allowances

Our services in these sectors address the capital-intensive nature of the tangible assets involved, and include:

Our global oil and gas industry valuation consultants have extensive experience with litigation support and expert witness testimony.

Recent Experience
American Appraisal’s recent experience includes:

  • Ad valorem valuation and consulting services for major oil refineries in California, Texas and Illinois
  • Consulting services for property tax negotiation and depreciation schedules and methodologies for an Alaskan natural gas company
  • Property insurance appraisal services for multiple locations of one of the world’s largest energy companies
  • Consulting services and litigation support related to a proposed coal gasification facility
  • Allocation of purchase price for onshore oil and gas reserves in the mid-continent basin of the United States
  • Allocation of purchase price for a large refining company
  • Ad valorem valuation and consulting services for a major pipeline in Alaska

Why American Appraisal?
With decades of experience in the oil and gas industry, American Appraisal is familiar with the fluctuations and regulations affecting all of the industry’s market sectors. Our global valuation team has performed related valuation and consulting services in the United States, Canada, Asia, the Middle East, Central and Eastern Europe and Russia.

Client Quotes

"American Appraisal's consultant was the most knowledgeable and easiest to work with vendor that I have ever encountered.  He made recommendations that were sound while keeping the independence that is needed.  He is a great asset ... ."

Finance Manager
Shell Puget Sound Refinery

"The consultant is a top notch professional in every sense of the word.  He seemed to become part of our Team rather than a distant consultant.  He is quite responsive to our needs and deadlines.  Well done!"

Asset & Expenditure Accounting Supervisor
Mississippi Power Company

"Your consultants did a wonderful job.  They worked very well with the auditors."

Hercules Offshore





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