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. 


Maria Cortez

Senior Research Manager


  • Latin America and the Caribbean
  • Upstream oil and gas

Get in touch with Maria

Maria Cortez currently serves as a Senior Research Manager on Wood Mackenzie’s Upstream Latin America team. She has broad experience across the region, including a focus on Mexico, Argentina and the Northern Andean countries.

In addition to her leadership role on the Latin America team, she served on various product development functions and on the US Lower 48 research team. Prior to Wood Mackenzie, Maria worked with GE Oil & Gas in artificial lift and production optimization with a focus on US unconventionals.


Maria graduated from Texas State University where she earned a BS in Applied Sociology and MA in International Relations.