David Thomson

Principal Analyst – Exploration


  • Global
  • Upstream oil and gas
  • Oil and gas exploration

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David is a principal analyst with our Exploration Service. He is tasked with identifying and analysing global exploration trends, activities and issues at a country, basin and play, as well as corporate, level.

David joined Wood Mackenzie in September 2005 as an analyst in the Latin American upstream team. He moved to the Sub-Saharan upstream team in 2011, with a focus on Central and West Africa. Prior to his current role, he became a product manager in the exploration team in 2016. He co-ordinated and project managed our exploration research and developed our exploration products.

David has been involved in many consulting assignments, including market studies, upstream opportunity screening studies and corporate strategy. He is also an experienced speaker at industry events.

Before joining Wood Mackenzie, he worked for Platts as a price reporter on its European Marketscan publication and a desk editor for Platts' Oilgram News.


MA, Philosophy, University of St Andrews

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