We are excited to announce that as of February 1, Wood Mackenzie is a portfolio company of Veritas Capital, a leading investor at the intersection of technology and government. Our focus remains on providing you with the best intelligence, analytics, data and tools to ensure you are making the best data-driven business decisions with confidence.  

Read more in our news release here. 


Adam Wilson

Senior Research Analyst, Global Exploration


  • Global
  • Oil and gas exploration
  • Oil and gas production

Get in touch with Adam

Adam is a senior contributor to our global exploration research, with particular expertise in the relationship between exploration spend and company reported costs.

He has built an in-depth knowledge of the fundamental principles that underpin our exploration valuations.

Since joining the Exploration Service in 2010, he has authored benchmarking reports on exploration trends, company exploration performance and on exploration outlook. He has also been involved in authoring individual basin performance reports with a focus on Europe.

Prior to completing his doctoral research, Adam worked as a seismic processer at CGG where he worked on deepwater projects. 


  • PhD, Geophysics, Edinburgh University
  • MSc, Exploration Geophysics, University of Leeds
  • BSc, Mathematics and Physics (International), University of Leeds