History

Evaluate Energy has been providing trusted information and analysis to the Oil & Gas industry since 1988

In 2009, based on its success in Canada and working closely with its clients Evaluate Energy embarked on a major programme to expand and deepen its global oil and gas service. Existing clients are benefiting from this expansion through increased company coverage as well as a suite of new databases that are coming on line on a regular basis.

Evaluate Energy's founder, Richard Krijgsman is a Canadian, educated in the UK as an economist. He started his career in the oil and gas industry as an analyst with London-based consultancy Petroleum Economics, and went on to gain experience as an equity analyst with James Capel (now HSBC); a writer and publisher with Petroleum Intelligence Weekly (now part of Energy Intelligence Group); and an Investor Relations professional with BP.

In 1985, Richard formed Petroguide Ltd with former oil trader Peter Lymbery to produce a guide to international oil markets. The publication brought together in one place well-structured, easy to use information on world oil markets. In 1988, Richard and equity analyst Robin Hooper formed Petrocompanies Ltd to publish a guide to major international oil companies. The book pulled together key corporate information into one convenient place so that global oil companies could do competitor analysis more easily. In May 1995, Petrocompanies introduced a software version of its which gained rapid acceptance by existing clients and by other leading oil companies. The service is now delivered exclusively via the Web.

In 1998, the company joined forces with top pharmaceutical analyst, Jonathan de Pass, to launch the highly successful EvaluatePharma service, aimed at the global pharmaceutical business.

In 2000, the Petrocompanies and Petroguide services came together under the new company name of Evaluate Energy. In 2007, Evaluate Energy purchased The CanOils Database, which covers every E&P company in Canada. Based on its client-driven development programme, Canoils has rapidly become the leading service of its kind in Canada. CanOils also covers the Oil Sands industry in depth. In 2009, based on its success in Canada and working closely with its clients Evaluate Energy embarked on a major programme to expand and deepen its global oil and gas service. Existing clients are benefiting from this expansion through increased company coverage as well as a suite of new databases that are coming on line on a regular basis.