Maria Cortez

Senior Research Manager


  • Latin America and the Caribbean
  • Upstream oil and gas

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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.