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In energy companies, relating to exploration and production operations. For example, an oil company's operations related to discovering new oil reserves and the pumping of new oil from the ground are considered upstream. Upstream operations may also include initial operations like political risk analysis. Some companies provide upstream operations exclusively, but most are integrated, providing both upstream and downstream operations.


Of or relating to earnings or operations at a firm that are near or at the initial stages of producing a good or service. For example, exploration and production are upstream operations for a large integrated oil company. Compare downstream.
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The numerical simulation focuses on 10D and 3D upstream straight length installation configurations.
The production technology of the upstream firm i is
According to industry sources, a group should never use an interest-bearing loan to cover the costs of buying an upstream business, because upstream enterprises always entail high risk.
To facilitate a new business model and realign the management structure, (1) S1, S2 and S3 each merged into P; (2) P transferred "almost all" of the former S1-S3 operating assets (contributions) to three newly formed corporations, new S1, new S2 and new S3 (transferees); and (3) S4 merged upstream into P in a statutory merger.
As a result of the integration with Magento, Upstream Commerce will automatically extract product, pricing and assortment data directly from the Magento platform and import it into the Upstream Commerce system, matching and comparing it with data collected from competitors.
8220;Upstream Works Contact Center Agent desktop is a role tailored interface that provides full multichannel capabilities and automation across your existing application set,” said Rob McDougall, Upstream Works President.
GEOFFREY RUSH has played some cinematic rotters in the past, but he'll have to do some serious script reading if he's ever again to come across as unsavory a fellow as Harold Fingleton, the icy, abusive patriarch of ``Swimming Upstream.
Following the acquisition merger and as part of the plan, T merges into X in a statutory merger (the upstream merger).
Upstream from Atlanta, the water in the Chattahoochee River is clean; downriver, the chemical signs of human habitation and industrial activity abound, says W.
com/research/a35c67/upstream_processin) has announced the addition of the "Upstream Processing in Biopharmaceuticals - Increasing use of Low-Cost Disposable Bioreactors to Drive the Upstream Bioprocessing Market" report to their offering.
ClickPress, Mon Apr 13 2015] "United Kingdom Upstream Fiscal and Regulatory Report", GlobalData's latest release, presents the essential information relating to the terms which govern investment into United Kingdom's upstream oil and gas sector.
Concern remains, however, among some Valley activists since an earlier steering committee recommended that new or expanded wastewater facilities be built upstream, and that the reclamation of treated wastewater for potable use, or the ``toilet to tap'' option remain open.

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