Robert Clarke

Vice President, Upstream Research


  • North America
  • Upstream oil and gas
  • Oil and gas exploration
  • Unconventional oil and gas production

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Robert leads our US onshore research, with a particular focus on the evolution of the tight oil sector. He specialises in geologic play description, portfolio valuation, operator benchmarking, and sector trend analysis.

Robert joined Wood Mackenzie in 2005 as an original member of the Houston-based Lower 48 Upstream Research group, where he led the modelling of the Barnett, Eagle Ford, and Haynesville plays. He has worked on upstream consulting projects that range from tight oil asset opportunity screenings for the Majors, to due diligence shale gas work for private equity-led M&A. He is a frequent speaker and panel moderator at industry conferences, and an adjunct professor in the Energy MBA program at the Neeley School of Business at TCU in Fort Worth.

Prior to joining Wood Mackenzie, Robert was a geologist at a private engineering firm in Houston.


MBA, Eller College of Management, University of Arizona

BA, Geology, Texas A&M University