11th Annual Upstream Forum


We are pleased to announce our 11th Annual Upstream Forum in Houston, Texas. In May of last year, oil bottomed out at US$26/bbl, and we focused on survival during the downturn. With oil prices consistently in the US$50/bbl range in 2017, we turn our attention to a period of growth.

On Thursday, May 11, 2017, join us for a full-day event where our expert analysts will examine potential 2017 growth in the upstream sector. 

Topics and presenters:

  • Oil price outlook: conventional vs. unconventional and the role of OPEC
    Ed Rawle, Chief Economist, Global Research
  • Global exploration: resetting the business
    Julie Wilson, Research Director, Global Exploration
  • Who can grow? How US Independents will balance production ambitions with cash-flow priorities
    Andy McConn, Analyst, Corporate Analysis
  • Onshore vs. offshore OFS: a tale of two sectors
    Caitlin Shaw, Director, and Jackson Sandeen, Senior Analyst, Lower 48 Upstream Oil and Gas
  • Packing into the Permian: winning in a crowded basin
    Panel discussion featuring RT Dukes, Kristy Kramer, Ben Shattuck and Andrew Shepard
  • Lunch presentation: Challenges for the upstream industry in the next decade
    Simon Flowers, Chairman and Chief Analyst
  • Mexico round one: lessons learned and the way forward
    Pablo Medina, Analyst, Latin America Upstream Oil and Gas
  • Rebalancing gas markets: implications of riding exports, new Northeast pipelines and huge Permian investments
    Kristy Kramer, Head of Americas Gas
  • Natural gas-fired generation dispatch: the shape of things to come?
    Greg Hopper, Head of Americas Gas and Power Consulting
  • Deepwater Gulf of Mexico: weathering the oil price storm
    Gordon Loy, Analyst, Deepwater Gulf of Mexico Upstream Oil and Gas
  • Energy in the Trump era: are expectations too lofty?
    Panel discussion featuring Jonathan Garrett, Clay Lightfoot, Andy McConn and Jen Snyder

This event is complimentary for Wood Mackenzie clients. If you are a client and would like to register for this exclusive event or if you have questions prior to the event, please contact Amy McCollum.