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. 


Liam Yates

Senior Research Analyst, Sub Saharan Africa Upstream Oil & Gas


  • Africa
  • Upstream oil and gas

Get in touch with Liam

Liam joined Wood Mackenzie’s Sub Saharan Africa upstream research team in 2021. His work focuses on the commercial analysis of the upstream industry across the region, with a  particular focus on key assets in Mauritania, Senegal, Cote d’Ivoire, Ghana, Equatorial Guinea and Angola.

Before joining our Sub Saharan Africa team, Liam spent six years covering the Middle East region. This included a six-month secondment in the Middle East, where he worked on a major global consulting project, contributing to an internationalisation strategy.  

Earlier in his career, Liam worked for Deloitte's Petroleum Services Group researching upstream operational activity and geological content in Sub Saharan Africa.


MSci (Hons) in Geology, University of Southampton