Under Tillerson, Exxon has been the most efficient operator and best capital allocator among supermajor oil companies. It's probably the most shareholder-friendly oil giant as well:
Over the past five years, Exxon has paid nearly $40 billion in dividends and repurchased $130 billion in stock, according to Morningstar. Exxon is also emerging as the preferred partner
for the national oil companies that control most of the world's reserves. Latest evidence: In September, Exxon and Russian oil company Rosneft announced a joint venture to explore and
develop reserves in Russia and the U.S.