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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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For an hour or so nothing appeared upon the surface of the river to cause her alarm, but then, about a bend upstream, she saw a canoe appear in which sat a single figure.
Would she go on down the river, that she might thus bring herself nearer her own Grabritin, or would she have sought to search for us upstream, where she had seen us last?
And the white man's canoe, advancing upstream in the short-lived disturbance of its own making, seemed to enter the portals of a land from which the very memory of motion had forever departed.
The study concludes with the major predictions for the global upstream oil and gas market.
An exciting new interface for Upstream Works' multichannel contact center solution will be demonstrated at the conference.
The Abu Dhabi National Energy Company PJSC (TAQA), a publicly listed company on the Abu Dhabi Securities Exchange (ADX: TAQA), today announced that it has appointed David Cook as Executive Officer and Head of Upstream to lead TAQA's global upstream division.
To do so, we first construct a pre-merger two-vertical-chains case where two upstream firms supply two downstream firms.
Upstream Solutions then devises scenarios that will illustrate how a risk index can be reduced.
Fish upstream of a Boulder treatment plant were fairly evenly divided between males and females.
The move is part of a wider plan by the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) to establish a "core company" to take over the upstream oil business of JNOC.
69-617 ameliorates this result by not applying the LR doctrine to a parent-subsidiary liquidation if the upstream transaction can also qualify as a reorganization.
1 enhancements, in addition to S/390 Linux Rescuer, add support for file-level backup/restore of FIFO and device files, expanding the capability of UPSTREAM to protect all existing Linux file types including hard links, symbolic links, owners, single file systems, Reiser file systems as well as ext2, ext3, XFS and remote NFS attachments.

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