Price Per Flowing Barrel

Definition of 'Price Per Flowing Barrel'


A metric used to determine the value of a oil and gas company. Price per flowing barrel is calculated as:

(Market Cap + Debt - Cash) / Production Barrels Per Day

For example, an oil company with a market capitalization of $20 billion, debt of $500 million and $100 million in cash that produces 600,000 BPD will have a price per flowing barrel of $34,000.

Investopedia explains 'Price Per Flowing Barrel'


Price per flowing barrel does not take into account the potential production from undeveloped fields. To get a better picture of an oil companies financial health, investors should also determine the cost of developing new fields.

As a comparative metric, price per flowing barrel is typically more useful when comparing similar types of oil from similar types of fields.



comments powered by Disqus
Hot Definitions
  1. Cash and Carry Transaction

    A type of transaction in the futures market in which the cash or spot price of a commodity is below the futures contract price. Cash and carry transactions are considered arbitrage transactions.
  2. Amplitude

    The difference in price from the midpoint of a trough to the midpoint of a peak of a security. Amplitude is positive when calculating a bullish retracement (when calculating from trough to peak) and negative when calculating a bearish retracement (when calculating from peak to trough).
  3. Ascending Triangle

    A bullish chart pattern used in technical analysis that is easily recognizable by the distinct shape created by two trendlines. In an ascending triangle, one trendline is drawn horizontally at a level that has historically prevented the price from heading higher, while the second trendline connects a series of increasing troughs.
  4. National Best Bid and Offer - NBBO

    A term applying to the SEC requirement that brokers must guarantee customers the best available ask price when they buy securities and the best available bid price when they sell securities.
  5. Maintenance Margin

    The minimum amount of equity that must be maintained in a margin account. In the context of the NYSE and FINRA, after an investor has bought securities on margin, the minimum required level of margin is 25% of the total market value of the securities in the margin account.
  6. Leased Bank Guarantee

    A bank guarantee that is leased to a third party for a specific fee. The issuing bank will conduct due diligence on the creditworthiness of the customer looking to secure a bank guarantee, then lease a guarantee to that customer for a set amount of money and over a set period of time, typically less than two years.
Trading Center