Douglas manages our global oil supply research and forecasts, channelling insight from the full team of upstream analysts into our market production and capacity outlook for both short and long-term oil supply trends.
Responsible for modelling oil supply forecasts for the Oil Supply Tool and the Macro Oils Service, Douglas brings his experience of above and below ground risks to derive a clear understanding of production at the country level. His knowledge allows him to blend this with wider industry trends to build up a detailed picture of the outlook for petroleum supply. He has led analysis of worldwide decline rates, global breakeven cost curves, supply outages and contributed to our study on the future of shale oil.
Having covered oil markets since 2005, Douglas has provided analysis of Latin America, Africa, Asia Pacific, Russia and the Caspian, the Middle East and parts of North America. He is also adept at modelling future sources of potential supply, including reserves growth and yet-to-find potential.
Prior to joining Wood Mackenzie, Douglas spent almost three years at Reuters Research Ltd, where he led a team of financial analysts.
BCom Business Studies & Accounting, University of Edinburgh