Top 10 Oil and Gas Companies in the World 2015

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6. Chevron

Chevron is currently headed by Mr. John Watson and was founded in 1879. It is headquartered in San Ramon, California; U.S. Chevron is engaged in all the aspects of oil & gas industries.


It includes seismic exploration, drilling & extraction, transportation & storage and sales & marketing of oil & gas. Chevron is also engaged in alternative energy operations that includes geothermal, wind, solar, biofuel etc. The company primarily operates in U.S, Australia, Nigeria, Angola, Kazakhstan and Gulf of Mexico for its exploration and production operations. It manages approximately 11000 oil & gas wells in U.S itself. For its downstream operations such as refining and processing, the company owns five refineries in U.S, one in Cape Town, South Africa and one in Burnaby, British Columbia. Chevron also has a very strong presence in the alternative energy section and has planned to invest a very high sum of money in it. It claims to be the largest producer of geothermal energy in the world.

Sales: $191.8 B

Profits: $19.2 B

Assets: $266 B

Market Value: $201 B