2017 London Upstream Forum

  • London, United Kingdom
Wood Mackenzie will provide the latest insight into key trends currently affecting the Upstream industry in the EMEARC region. 'Upstream: A new era' will look at what has been achieved during the downturn and what companies can learn from this. Join us to discuss the big issues facing the industry and listen as our experts share their views.

Agenda

    • 20 September 2017

      • Registration & Refreshments

      • Welcome & Introduction

        Speakers

        • Simon Flowers was appointed Chairman, Energy for Wood Mackenzie in April 2016. He has led the commodities, global trends and corporate analysis research over the last few years and has been Chief Analyst since July 2015. He writes ‘The Edge’, Wood Mackenzie’s weekly thought-leadership insight on oil and gas. Simon re-joined Wood Mackenzie in 2010, and has over 20 years of experience in the oil, gas, utilities and mining sectors, working with the boards of many energy companies on strategic issues. His views on major industry issues are regularly sought by the media in Europe, the US and Asia. Simon was MD and Head of Pan European Utilities Research with BAML from 1998, covering the major European utilities. The team was Top 3 ranked in the sector for over a decade and Simon was involved in most of the major European privatisations in the sector during this period, including Enel, EdF and GdF. Simon was a No.1 ranked oil analyst with NatWest Markets 1992-98. Prior to joining NatWest, he had worked for Ord Minnett Securities in Sydney as an energy and mining analyst in the Australian market. Simon graduated in geology from the University of Edinburgh, and worked for two years as a geologist in the oil industry working in the Netherlands and offshore Egypt. Simon originally joined Wood Mackenzie in 1983 as an analyst in the North Sea and NW Europe Services.

      • Oil price: lower for how much longer?

        Speakers

        • Douglas is the Senior Research Manager for Wood Mackenzie’s Global Oil Supply Team. He is responsible for coordinating Wood Mackenzie’s oil supply forecasting work. Since joining Wood Mackenzie in 2005, Douglas has covered analysis of most regions: Latin America, Africa, Asia Pacific; Russia and the Caspian; the Middle East and parts of North America. Within his role, Douglas draws on the full upstream staff of Wood Mackenzie – more than 200 analysts – to develop the production and capacity outlook for both short and long term supply trends. Within his time in the team, Douglas has also led analysis of global decline rates, global breakeven cost curves, supply outages and participated in the Wood Mackenzie Future of Shale Oil Multi-Client offering. Prior to joining Wood Mackenzie Douglas spent almost three years at Reuters Research Ltd as a financial data analyst/team leader. Douglas graduated from the University of Edinburgh with a BCom (Hons) in Business Studies and Accounting.

      • Outlook for exploration recovery

        Speakers

        • Andrew has over 25 years experience assisting majors and independents in the development of their exploration strategy and currently heads Wood Mackenzie’s Exploration Research. He provides analysis of exploration economics, strategies and industry trends. Andrew previously led the Exploration Strategy offering within the Upstream Consulting business. He worked with clients to help optimize their investments in petroleum exploration and advised on strategy, process, opportunity characterization and evaluation. As part of this offering, Andrew directed Wood Mackenzie’s series of multi-client projects on exploration, deepwater and Arctic themes. Andrew has been with Wood Mackenzie’s energy team since 1995. Until the end of 2001, he managed the team responsible for Sub-Saharan Africa research products and consultancy, undertaking a range of market analysis and regional strategy projects. He started his career in 1990 as an international new ventures geologist with Ranger Oil. Later, as Ranger focused on West Africa, he became project geologist for Angola. Andrew graduated from Imperial College, London, with a BSc Honours degree in Geology, and holds a PhD in Geology from University College, Cardiff.

      • The corporate sector: entering a new cycle

        Speakers

        • Luke is Head of Corporate Research for the EMEARC region, based in Edinburgh. The Corporate group is responsible for Corporate Service, M&A Service and Corporate Benchmarking Tool. Luke joined Wood Mackenzie in 2000, initially as a Latin America-focused upstream research analyst. He switched to corporate analysis in 2004, with a coverage group that included Majors, Independents and National Oil Companies. Luke led the development and launch of Wood Mackenzie’s M&A Service in 2009. Luke holds an MSc in Petroleum Geoscience from Imperial College London, and a BSc in Geology from the University of Manchester.

      • Q&A session

      • Networking Lunch

      • Conventional project health-check: costs, breakevens and investment

        Speakers

        • Malcolm works in the European Upstream team. He has over ten years of experience in covering the UK and Norway’s upstream sectors. As well as valuing fields and companies for upstream reports, Malcolm regularly carries out consulting projects, writes topical reports and presents at conferences. In addition to covering Europe, Malcolm also works on global upstream issues for Woodmac – in particular development costs, project FIDs, the supply chain, M&A and exploration. Prior to this role, Malcolm was as Senior Data Analyst at Woodmac, ensuring high upstream data quality.  Before joining Wood Mackenzie, Malcolm worked for the Scottish Government, in the Justice Department. He moved there from a position at Barclays Stockbrokers. Malcolm graduated with the Masters degree in Politics from Glasgow University.

      • Decommissioning: where are we now?

        Speakers

        • Fiona is an analyst on the UK Upstream Research team with responsibility for the UK Unconventional aspects of Wood Mackenzie’s Unconventional Play Service. She joined Wood Mackenzie in 2012 and has been on the UK team since then. In addition to her research work, Fiona has been involved in a several projects including exploration and drilling forecasts and fiscal studies. Prior to joining the UK Upstream Research team Fiona was an intern on the LNG team. Fiona graduated from Heriot Watt University in 2011 with an MA Honours in Management with Business Law from Heriot-Watt University. She also holds a Masters in Environmental Law from the University of Edinburgh.

      • Coffee & Networking

      • North Sea changing of the guard: can new companies create value?

        Speakers

        • Neivan has been an Analyst on the Norway Upstream Research team since 2014. As well as valuing fields and companies for upstream reports, Neivan has authored several Insights looking at a variety of topical subjects including the economics of the Southeast Barents, corporate response to the drop in oil price and Norway pre-FID tracker. Prior to joining the Norway Upstream Research team, Neivan worked as an analyst at Interconnector UK carrying out a variety of commercial and regulatory work. Neivan graduated with an MEng in Chemical and Process Engineering from Strathclyde University.

      • Middle East discovered resources: opportunities down the cost curve

        Speakers

        • Tom is an upstream analyst on the Middle East Research team, with a specific focus on the UAE and Qatar upstream sector, and LNG supply projects across the region. He is based in Dubai. Since joining Wood Mackenzie in 2012, Tom has worked in the Northern Africa oil & gas research team, and consulting projects for a range of IOCs and financial institutions, including benchmarking opportunities and deep-dive asset studies. Prior to joining Wood Mackenzie, Tom spent a year working in petrophysical data management in Aberdeen for DataCo Ltd. Tom graduated from Glasgow University with a BSc (Honours) in Earth Science, followed by an MSc in Petroleum Geology from Heriot-Watt and Edinburgh University.

      • Getting the goods to market: making oil and gas pipelines work in Sub-Saharan Africa

        Speakers

        • Alasdair is the upstream research manager for Southern and East Africa at Wood Mackenzie. Since joining the company in 2014, Alasdair has worked in the Sub-Saharan Africa research team. His areas of focus include LNG and the onshore developments in East Africa. Prior to joining Wood Mackenzie, Alasdair worked as an Africa-focused political and security risk consultant. Alasdair graduated from the University of St Andrews with an MA in International Relations. He also holds an MSc in International Development from the London School of Economics (LSE).

      • Closing Remarks

        Speakers

        • Simon Flowers was appointed Chairman, Energy for Wood Mackenzie in April 2016. He has led the commodities, global trends and corporate analysis research over the last few years and has been Chief Analyst since July 2015. He writes ‘The Edge’, Wood Mackenzie’s weekly thought-leadership insight on oil and gas. Simon re-joined Wood Mackenzie in 2010, and has over 20 years of experience in the oil, gas, utilities and mining sectors, working with the boards of many energy companies on strategic issues. His views on major industry issues are regularly sought by the media in Europe, the US and Asia. Simon was MD and Head of Pan European Utilities Research with BAML from 1998, covering the major European utilities. The team was Top 3 ranked in the sector for over a decade and Simon was involved in most of the major European privatisations in the sector during this period, including Enel, EdF and GdF. Simon was a No.1 ranked oil analyst with NatWest Markets 1992-98. Prior to joining NatWest, he had worked for Ord Minnett Securities in Sydney as an energy and mining analyst in the Australian market. Simon graduated in geology from the University of Edinburgh, and worked for two years as a geologist in the oil industry working in the Netherlands and offshore Egypt. Simon originally joined Wood Mackenzie in 1983 as an analyst in the North Sea and NW Europe Services.

      • Drinks Reception

Fees

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