Activity-Based Management in Shell Gabon (Case Study) Essay

1718 Words Oct 28th, 2010 7 Pages
1. Calculate the UOC per barrel for SG. Is a barrel of oil the cost driver for all the activities that go on within RDS? Comment on why RDS chooses to monitor costs per barrel.
The UOC per barrel for SG is $3.21. OPEX | $140,640,200 | 120,000 | barrels/day | | | 365 | days/year | Total | $140,640,200 | 43,800,000 | barrels/year | Unit Operating Cost (UOC) | $3.21 | | |
*UOC = (Total Operating Expense – Exploration – Depreciation & Depletion) / Barrels Produced
Barrels of oils produced may be a cost driver for some activities in RDS, but not all activities are driven by the production of oil. RDS has other activities that requires significant expenditures as the headquarter. The capital investment on exploration for various
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