Sondra Scott is Head of Industry & Macro Trends at Wood Mackenzie which focusses on Global Industry Trends and Scenarios, Macro Economics and Country and Geopolitical Risk. Sondra Scott works with teams across Wood Mackenzie to facilitate our cross sectoral view on long term trends, uncertainties and risks. Prior to taking on this role, Ms. Scott led Wood Mackenzie’s energy consultancy practice.
Prior to joining Wood Mackenzie, Ms. Scott was a director with a leading US based energy consulting business where she co-founded and led that company’s Latin American advisory services. Ms. Scott was previously based in Mexico City where she developed an in-depth knowledge of the Mexican natural gas and power industry.
She received an MS from the University of Pennsylvania, a Diplome d’Ingenieur from the Institut Francais du Petrole, and a BA from Wesleyan University.
Recent Q1 results from the majors (publically reported results from: BP, Chevron, ExxonMobil, Shell, Total) have attracted a lot of attention due to the resurgence in upstream earnings, but we believe it is too early for upstream to declare success when it is faced with ongoing efficiency challenges. Aggregate...
It used to be all the rage only a few years ago: What the next big new LNG project would be, and its lifecycle cost. But there is little interest in the cost of building brand new LNG plants anymore. Today, amidst a growing market glut, attention has turned...
Royalty increases in Brazil: a renewed burden for iron ore miners, not a threat to their international competitiveness
After a prolonged drama resembling a Brazilian soap opera, the country’s new mining code may finally go into effect. The so-called Novo Marco Regulatório da Mineração (the Code) is set to be “forwarded to Congress for voting by the end of April” according to Fernando Coelho Filho, the Brazilian...