Alana is part of Wood Mackenzie’s Exploration Research team. She provides analysis of exploration economics, strategies and industry trends. She began her career as an exploration geologist with Maersk Oil where she worked on North Sea, Gulf of Mexico and Brazil exploration teams. She then joined Murphy Oil as a Sr. geologist on the West Africa exploration team before moving into the Portfolio and Planning team. She joined Wood Mackenzie in 2017. Alana holds a BSc Honours degree in Geology & Petroleum Geology, and an MSc in Integrated Petroleum Geoscience from the University of Aberdeen.