Upstream Industry Compensation Survey

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Upstream Industry Compensation Survey


Survey Opens April 1st

Keep Your Compensation Programs Competitive in the Upstream Segment

The Upstream Industry Compensation Survey (UICS) is an essential tool for identifying key components of a company’s compensation programs and job market rates in the upstream energy segment. You will get access to how various compensation policies and plans are designed, as well as a comprehensive total direct compensation snapshot of jobs ranging from administrative support to executive C-suite in both corporate and technical roles. Take a look below at some of the topics and components of compensation this survey covers:


  • Actual and projected salary increase budget
  • AIP/STIP design mechanics, such as formulaic vs discretionary, threshold/maximum performance multiples, metrics and metric weightings
  • LTIP design mechanics, such as timing of award, award value methodology, population eligibility, eligibility factors, mix of awards, vesting periods, vesting schedules, metrics, metric weightings, and dividends/distributions
  • Retirement policy, such as retirement age and years of service
  • Change-in-control policy for both executives and non-executives, such as equity treatment and cash payouts


  • Actual Total Direct Compensation
  • Target Total Direct Compensation
  • Salary grade minimum, midpoint, and maximum
  • AI/STI and LTI eligibility and receiving prevalence

How Much Will it Cost?

The standard report with policy data and limited position data is free of charge.

The detailed report with full policy and position data is $2,000.

Important: Results will only be available to participating organizations.

Important Dates

Open Date: April 1, 2024
Close Date: May 1, 2024
Results Available: September 2024

Who Has Participated in This Survey?

Abraxas Petroleum Corporation
Aethon Energy Operating
Apache Corporation
Aspect Management Corporation
Atlas Energy Group
Battalion Oil Corporation
Beacon Offshore Energy Mgmt Services
Berry Corporation
Bonanza Creek Energy, Inc
Carrizo Oil & Gas
Centennial Resource Development
Chaparral Energy
Chesapeake Energy Corporation
Cimarex Energy Company
CNX Resources Corp
COG Operating
Concho Resources
Contango Oil & Gas Company
Continental Resources Corporation
Cox Operating, LLC
EagleRidge Energy
Earthstone Energy

EdgeMarc Energy Holdings
Encana Services Company
Energy XXI Gulf Coast
Ensign Management
Ensign Natural Resources
EP Energy Corporation
EQT Corporation
Evolution Petroleum Corporation
EXCO Resources, Inc
Fieldwood Energy
Freeport-McMoRan Oil & Gas
Gastar Exploration
Goodrich Petroleum Corporation
Gulfport Energy Corporation
Halcón Resources Corporation
Hilcorp Energy
HKN Energy Ltd
LLOG Exploration Company
Maverick Natural Resources
Midstates Petroleum Company
Mitsui E&P USA
Murchison Oil & Gas

Mustang Fuel Corporation
Noble Energy
Oasis Petroleum
Penn Virginia
PetroQuest Energy
QEP Resources
QuarterNorth Energy, LLC
Range Resources Corporation
Roan Resources, Inc
Rosehill Resources
Sable Permian Resources
Sanchez Energy Corporation
Southwestern Energy Company
SRC Energy, Inc
Stephens Natural Resources, LLC
Talos Energy
Texas Pacific Land Corporation
Vanguard Natural Resources
Vine Oil & Gas
Vital Energy (formerly Laredo Petroleum)
Whiting Petroleum Corporation 
Zavanna, LLC

Job Functions Covered in the Survey

  • Top Executive
  • Accounting & Finance
  • Administration
  • Business Strategy
  • Corporate Affairs & Communications
  • Engineering
  • Environmental Health & Safety
  • Geosciences
  • Human Resources
  • Information Technology
  • Land
  • Legal
  • Marketing & Sales
  • Operations
  • Supply Chain & Logistics

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