Large-Cap Oil & Gas Exploration and Production Companies

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List of Large-Cap Oil & Gas Exploration and Production Companies Listed on U.S. Exchanges

This list is comprised of oil and gas exploration and production companies with a market capitalization of over ten billion dollars. We update this list at the beginning of each month so it is possible that during the course of the month the stock will move below this level.

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Small-Cap Exploration and Production

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When compared to other oil and gas producers, the large-cap companies tend to have more international operations, larger totals of gross acres and more assets outside of the core exploration and production activities (midstream assets, etc.). You also start to have more companies engaged in both onshore and offshore activities including companies like Anadarko Petroleum (APC), Apache (APA) and Occidental Petroleum (OXY).


Additional publicly traded energy companies and energy categories can be accessed through the link below:

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The state or geographical location in parenthesis is where the companies’ primary activities are located.

Oil and Gas Exploration and Production: Large-Cap Stocks

Anadarko Petroleum Corporation (APC) (Onshore and offshore operations)

Apache Corporation (APA) (Onshore and Offshore: International and domestic operations)

Cabot Oil & Gas Corporation (COG) (Pennsylvania: Natural Gas and Texas: Oil)

Canadian Natural Resources Limited (CNQ) (Canada: Activities in North America, the North Sea and Offshore Africa)

Cimarex Energy Co. (XEC) (New Mexico, Oklahoma and Texas)

CNOOC Limited (CEO) (China’s Largest Offshore Oil & Gas Producer)

Concho Resources Inc. (CXO) (New Mexico and Texas)

ConocoPhillips (COP) (Activities located in approximately 27 countries)

Continental Resources, Inc. (CLR) (Montana, North Dakota and Oklahoma)

Devon Energy Corporation (DVN) (Activities Extend from Western Canada to the Gulf Coast Region)

Encana Corporation (ECA) (Canada: Activities onshore throughout North America)

EOG Resources, Inc. (EOG) (Canada, China, Trinidad, the United Kingdom and the United States)

Hess Corporation (HES) (Asia Pacific, Gulf of Mexico, North Sea, United States, West Africa)

Marathon Oil Corporation (MRO) (Africa, Europe, the Middle East and North America)

Noble Energy Inc. (NBL) (Onshore and Offshore – International and Domestic)

Occidental Petroleum Corporation (OXY) (Onshore and Offshore – International and Domestic)

Pioneer Natural Resources Company (PXD) (New Mexico and Texas)

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