Robert G. Clarke has been with Wood Mackenzie since 2005, originally as a member of the company’s US Lower 48 Upstream Research team. He has covered both the Rocky Mountains and Gulf Coast regions specifically, and led much of Wood Mackenzie’s initial US shale research. He product managed the Global Unconventional Play Service from 2009 to 2014. Now, Robert directs the company’s wider global unconventional research effort and he also manages an internal upstream Knowledge Network.
Robert’s analytical specializations include geologic play description, decline curve analysis, production forecasting, analogue play modelling, and economic benchmarking. He has widespread experience analysing exploratory global unconventional gas assets and has worked on numerous upstream consulting projects, ranging from asset opportunity screenings for E&Ps, to due diligence work for private equity M&A. Robert also regularly contributes to written media and is a frequent speaker and panel moderator at industry conferences.
Prior to joining Wood Mackenzie, he worked as a Field Geologist for HMI, a private engineering and consulting firm in Houston, Texas. Robert graduated Cum Laude from Texas A&M University in 2001 with a BA in Geology, and received a MBA in 2005 from the Eller College of Management at the University of Arizona.