Dave Highton

Dave is a Petroleum Engineer with over 30 years industry experience. He graduated with engineering degrees from the universities of Nottingham and Heriot-Watt, and subsequently worked in the mining and petroleum industries for 10 years. He joined Wood Mackenzie’s research team in 1994 after award of an MBA degree from the Cass Business School.

Dave performed research and analysis work in the European upstream sector before joining Wood Mackenzie’s consultancy division in 2002. Here, he worked on a wide variety of projects including asset screening and benchmarking studies, corporate evaluations, strategy development and gas supply and demand studies. He has contributed to many of Wood Mackenzie’s global multi-client upstream studies, including those on exploration strategy and performance, fiscal benchmarking and the future of the deepwater sector.

In 2011 he returned to the research division and most recently has contributed to our global, corporate and basin exploration studies. He is a member of the Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE).

Dave Highton

Research Director, Global Exploration

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