Program 2020

Global Presentation

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Post COVID-19 Outlook
Introduction to Energy Transition
Oil Market Macro View
Investor Landscape - Panel Discussion

Regional Topics

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APACM&A across Upstream
Renewables in Oil & Gas
Cost Compression Post COVID-19
AmericasShale - Play reviews, Corporate overviews, Land Services outlook
Conventionals - Global activity outlook, Corporate overview, Exploration outlook, Cost & Inflation outlook
EMEAOil & Gas - Offshore, LNG, Corporate risks
Energy Transition - Renewables, Emissions, Supply chain


Aditya Ravi - Senior Analyst

Aditya is a Senior Analyst on the Global E&P team at Rystad Energy responsible for Latin America E&P operations coverage and the analysis of global oil and gas fiscal regimes. He holds a Bachelors in Petroleum Engineering from the University of Pune in Maharashtra, India.

Alisa Lukash - Senior Analyst

Alisa is a Senior Analyst on Rystad Energy’s shale research team responsible for the financial analysis of US shale E&Ps, asset sale modeling and company research. Prior to joining Rystad Energy, she worked as a market data consultant covering the global Investment Banks in London. She holds a B.A. in International Economics from Taras Shevchenko National University in Kiev and an M.S. in Finance from Hult International Business School in London.

Andrew Shepard - Senior Consultant

Andrew Shepard is a Senior Consultant at Rystad Energy. Andrew supports clients on bespoke engagements from strategic planning to investment decision support, and brings experience in North American pipeline, and terminal and refinery transaction due diligence. Andrew holds Bachelor’s Degree in Economics from Texas State University.

Artem Abramov - Partner and Head of Shale Research

Artem is the Head of Shale Research at Rystad Energy with main responsibilities in analyzing upstream E&P data from governmental sources along with empirical research of well production profiles. Artem is the product manager for the NASWellCube, Rystad Energy’s North America Shale well database. He holds an M.Sc. in Financial Economics from BI Norwegian Business School and a B.Sc. in Applied Mathematics with the Major in Statistics from the Novosibirsk State University, Russia.

Audun Martinsen - Partner & Head of Oilfield Service Research

Audun started at Rystad Energy in 2011. He is currently leading the Oilfield Service team and Product Manager of Rystad Energys oilfield service databases DCube and SCube. Audun earned a Masters degree in Marine Engineering from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) and University of Berkeley, California, and an Executive Master of Management Program within finance from BI. His previous work experience includes Coriolis, Shell and BW Offshore.

Bielenis Villanueva Triana - Partner & Head of Client Analyst

Bielenis Villanueva Triana is a VP – Head of the Client Analyst team, delivering daily interactions with clients to support their energy industry analysis through Rystad Energy’s products and services. She has over seven years of experience in forecasting production, reserves and economics of fields globally, particularly for shale fields. Bielenis holds a M.Sc. in Petroleum Engineering from the University of Oklahoma, USA, which included two years of experience in simulation of reservoir performance.

Bjørnar Tonhaugen - Partner and Head of Oil Market Research

Bjørnar is the Head of Oil Markets Research at Rystad Energy and co-manages the Markets Team. He is the company’s macro expert in oil markets with responsibilities spanning full oil coverage. He also works with the Upstream Research team to develop production forecasts and is involved in consulting projects. He holds a B.S.c. in Mechanical Engineering from the Oslo University College and an M.S. degree in Industrial Economics from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology.

Carlos Torres Diaz - Head of Gas and Power Markets Research

Carlos is the Vice President of Gas and Renewables Markets Research at Rystad Energy. He and his team develop the gas and renewables coverage for the company and he frequently participates in related consulting work. Carlos holds a Bachelor in Civil Engineering from the Universidad Iberoamericana, an M.S.c. in Energy and Environmental Engineering from the University of Sheffield and an MBA from the University of Oxford.

Chris Wilkinson - Client Analyst

Chris Wilkinson is a Client Analyst and is responsible for working closely with clients in Japan, China and South Korea to help them extract the most value from Rystad Energy’s offerings.
He holds a Master’s degree in Geophysics from the University of Southampton and began working in the Upstream Industry in 2014.
Chris joined Rystad Energy in their Tokyo Office and has been working there since 2018.

Daniel Levy - Senior Analyst, E&P

Daniel Levy is Rystad Energy’s Head of Research for the Australasia region, with 10 years’ experience across both E&P research and operational roles. Daniel holds a Master of Finance and a double Bachelor degree in Geology and Spatial Information Systems. Prior to entering research, Daniel worked as an Operations Geologist for Pangaea Resources, planning and executing drilling programs across the Surat, Bowen, Galilee, Bangemall and Beetaloo basins of Australia. Daniel has an in depth knowledge of the petroleum operating environment, having targeted shale, CSG, TGS and conventional resource plays. In addition, Daniel has been involved in the preparation and marketing of several upstream assets, as well as multiple joint venture operations with ASX200 companies.
Daniel has applied his unique combination of Australian operational experience and strength in financial modelling to generate production and economic models for Australian and international research houses, focusing on asset economics for unconventional hydrocarbons and emerging plays in the Australasian region. Of particular merit is Daniel’s work on the Northern Territory (Beetaloo) shale play, where to date, he has planned and executed a peerless number of shale targeted wells. Daniel has leveraged his insight in this, and other important Australian plays to develop a unique understanding and forecast for hydrocarbon development in Australia.

Espen Erlingsen - Partner and Head of Upstream Research

Espen Erlingsen is a Partner and leader of the E&P team at Rystad Energy. His areas of expertise include company and acreage valuation, breakeven price analysis and international petroleum fiscal regimes. Before becoming a Partner, Mr. Erlingsen was the lead NCS analyst at Rystad Energy.

Eugene Chiam - Vice President, Upstream Research

Eugene joined Rystad Energy in May 2019 and is currently focusing on the Upstream research for Asia Pacific region. He has 10+ years of experiences in the Upstream oil and gas sector. Prior to joining Rystad Energy, he worked with a global management consulting firm as a Knowledge Expert in their global energy knowledge and research team and as a project engineer and asset lead with an integrated oil and gas company in Asia. His experience includes optimizing upstream operation benchmarking, cost baselining and optimization, large capital project management, upstream fiscal and offshore oil and gas decommissioning. He is an active member with the Society of Petroleum Engineer and an ex-member of the ASEAN Council of Petroleum (ASCOPE) E&P Business Development Committee.

Gero Farruggio - Head of Australia and Global Head of Renewables

Gero Farruggio graduated from MEng in Mechanical Engineering, Imperial College London & MBA Edinburgh University. He started his career at Schlumberger, where he demonstrated the commercial value of geosteering technology in Venezuela and Nigeria, publishing a selection of papers on innovations for the optimisation of horizontal oil wells. He then spent 16 years at Wood Mackenzie, as Director of Wood Mackenzie Australia Pty Ltd and responsible for Americas and APAC Upstream research. In November 2017 Rystad Energy acquired Sustainable Energy Research Analytics (SERA) where he was Managing Director specialising in renewable energy research and advisory.

Henning Bjørvik - Senior Analyst, Oilfield Service Research

Henning is a Senior Analyst with Rystad Energy’s Oilfield Service research team with a focus on subsea, offshore field development as well as operations and life extension for existing offshore assets. He has experience from an E&P and the oilfield service background and has spent many years working as an engineer both onshore and offshore. Henning holds a Bachelor’s degree in Economics and an MSc in Marine Technology, both from NTNU.

Jai Singh - Principal Consultant

Jai Singh is a Principal Consultant at Rystad Energy and is responsible for executing consulting projects for clients in the Americas. Jai holds a BA in Economics from Brown University and an MBA from Columbia University.

Jarand Rystad - Founding Partner & CEO

Jarand founded Rystad Energy in 2004 and is managing the company. Jarand has extensive experience in oil and gas strategy advisory work from McKinsey and Rystad Energy. He has led a number of strategy projects for international oil and gas companies and oilfield service companies. He has also worked with governments and international organizations on topics related to the global energy agenda, and he is advising investors on deal screening, transactions and portfolio management. He is among the most cited petroleum analysts in the industry and been the keynote speaker on numerous international conferences. His areas of expertise include E&P strategy, asset and company transactions, macro analysis and oil service industry analysis. Jarand has also worked for Kvaerner Engineering and as a research scientist within Industrial Economics, gaining wide expertise in statistics and programming. Jarand holds a M.Sc. degree in Physics from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology, where he majored with a thesis on astroseismology. He also has an academic background in philosophy, and has been the leader and founder of various organizations.

Jo Friedmann - Senior Analyst, Oilfield Service Research

Jo Friedmann is a Senior Analyst on the Rystad Energy Oilfield Service team and he specializes in the global offshore rig and oil service market.
He holds a Master’s degree in Economic Analysis with Research Distinction from the Norwegian School of Economics, including exchange programs at Yonsei University, the University of Melbourne and a one-year programme in Mathematical Sciences from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology.
Jo has been working at Rystad Energy’s corporate headquarters in Oslo before joining the company’s Singapore office.

Jon Fredrik Müller - Partner and Head of Consulting, Asia Pacific

Jon Fredrik is Partner & Head of Consulting Asia-Pacific at Rystad Energy. His area of expertise includes commercial due diligence, strategy and market assessments within E&P and oilfield services, particularly offshore-related segments like subsea, rigs and offshore vessels. He holds a M.Sc. in Industrial Economics and Technology Management from NTNU, Norway, including a graduate exchange program at the Haskayne School of Business at the University of Calgary.

Jon Marsh Deusund - Head of Houston Consulting

Jon Marsh is a Partner and Head of Rystad Energy’s Houston consulting practice. Jon is responsible for leading consulting projects out of Houston and has been with Rystad Energy for more than nine years. He holds a Master of Science in Industrial Economics from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology.

Lars Eirik Nicolaisen - Senior Partner & Deputy CEO

Lars Eirik Nicolaisen has been with Rystad Energy since 2008. His areas of experience include rig supply and demand analysis, well technologies and exploration performance analysis. Lars Eirik has been managing the development of RigCube. He has been key speaker at conferences on a variety of topics spanning from rig market analysis and investment forecasts for Norway to oil service opportunities in Northern Norway. Lars Eirik was also a member of the Rystad Energy winning team at the ONS’ “Young Professional Company Award“ in 2010. In addition, Lars Eirik has been a core member of the team behind the NCS Business Development Atlas.

Martin Opdal - Project Manager, Consulting

Martin works as a project manager in Rystad Energy’s Singapore consulting practice. His area of expertise includes strategy and market assessments, macro analysis, transaction support and valuation for upstream E&P, oilfield services and financial institutions. Martin holds a M.Sc. in Industrial Economics and Technology Management from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU).

Matthew Fitzsimmons - Vice President, Oilfield Service Research

Matthew Fitzsimmons is Vice President for Cost Analysis at Rystad Energy in the Oilfield Service Department. He heads the Rystad Energy Services Price Index and Rystad Energy’s Oilfield Services Analytics products. Prior to joining Rystad Energy, Matt spent nearly eight years at ExxonMobil evaluating and managing cost analysis projects around the world. He holds a Bachelor’s of Engineering degree from Stevens Institute of Technology (USA) and an Executive Master of Business Administration (MBA) in Global Markets from BI Norwegian Business School.

Matthew Watson - Head of EMEA

Matthew Watson is Head of EMEA and Partner at Rystad Energy. Matthew joined the company in 2012 and is responsible for the management and implementation of our international sales operations . Prior to this role, Matthew worked for Thomson Reuters as a Sales Specialist in the commodities markets focusing on the energy sector. Matthew holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of Johannesburg, South Africa.

Nick Livingstone - Head of Americas

Nick joined Rystad in 2017 and is responsible for the overall business across the Americas. Nick has 20 years of experience in the oil and gas sector working in London and Houston across product development, analyst, business development and leadership roles. Prior to joining Rystad, Nick spent 13 years with Wood Mackenzie where he was SVP, Sales & Marketing responsible for expanding the company’s regional presence and revenues. He has worked with oil companies, NOCs, financial institutions and utilities all over the world and is now based in Houston. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Economics from the University of Nottingham.

Oddmund Føre - Vice President Oilfield Service Research

Oddmund Føre is a Vice President within Rystad’s oilfield services and offshore E&P spending division. His primary focus is on the analysis of the global offshore drilling market as well as the production and spending on the Norwegian Continental Shelf. He is also the product manager for RigCube, Rystad Energy’s rig demand & supply database covering all moveable rig activity for floaters and jackups globally. Oddmund holds a master’s degree in Financial Economics from the Norwegian Business School and a bachelor’s degree from the Naval Academy.

Per Magnus Nysveen - Senior Partner & Head of Analysis

Per Magnus Nysveen joined Rystad Energy from its founding in 2004 and is in charge of the analyst team. He has broad experience within upstream valuation, cost modelling and oil macro analyses. He has particular expertise in unconventional activities and is in charge of the North American Shale Analysis. Prior to joining Rystad Energy, Per Magnus had 15 years of international experience within technology, risk management and venture business, primarily from DNV GL and the CNES space center of France. He holds a M.Sc. degree from NTNU Trondheim and IFP Paris, and a MBA from INSEAD Fontainebleau.

Prateek Pandey - Senior Analyst

Prateek is a senior analyst employee with Rystad Energy, who is responsible for Southeast Asia upstream oil and gas analysis. With an engineering study in oil and gas, six solid years of experience in the industry, he has worked offshore and on global oil and gas M&As before his ongoing engagement with Rystad Energy. Prateek’s well-rounded knowledge in engineering concepts and practical approach provided an easy way to establish his role as an analyst in the industry. From technical papers with SPE, well-control expert courses with IADC, and multiple mentions in media articles regarding SEA activities, Prateek has been very keen on speaking about his research results.

Ryan Carbrey - Senior Vice President, Shale Research

Ryan is the Senior Vice President leading the Shale Intel research team at Rystad Energy. He is responsible for overseeing the research covering North American shale, unconventional product development and related work in the consulting space. He holds a B.S.c. in Economics from Texas A&M University and an MBA from Rice University.

Sonya Boodoo - Senior Analyst

Sonya Boodoo is a Senior Analyst at Rystad Energy, responsible for research on E&P activity on the UKCS and development of the UKCS Business Development Solution. Prior to joining the company Sonya has worked as a geologist and economist for both E&P companies and consulting firms. She holds a BSc. in Petroleum Geoscience from the University of the West Indies and MSc. in Energy Economics from the University of Dundee.

Steve Hulton - Senior Vice President, Coal Research

Steve Hulton is an analyst with over 30 years resource sector experience in coal and minerals within industry, government, consulting, and research organizations. He has expertise in mineral economics and finance, exploration, mining analysis, and evaluation.

Thomas Jacob - Senior Analyst

Thomas is a Senior Analyst and contributes to Rystad Energy’s Shale Intel solution. Thomas has expertise and experience in North America unconventional oil and gas, market research/intelligence, strategy consulting and advisory services. As the lead analyst for the proppant market coverage in North America, he plays a major role covering the pressure pumping, oilfield water management and stimulation chemicals markets. He holds an M.S. in Operations Research and Industrial Engineering from The University of Texas at Austin and a B.Tech in Mechanical Engineering from VIT University in India.

Tim Bjerkelund - Head of New York Consulting

Tim Bjerkelund is Head of New York Consulting for New York. He has been involved in a variety of market assessments and strategy development projects for energy and service companies. His key areas of focus include macro oil, oil services, natural gas markets and renewables. Tim holds his Master’s in Engineering from NTNU.

Vijay Krishnan - Managing Director, Asia Pacific

Vijay Krishnan is the Managing Director for Rystad Energy Asia Pacific. Vijay joined Rystad Energy in January 2017 and is responsible for the overall business across Asia Pacific for the firm. He has close to 20 years of experience in the Energy & Petrochemical sector. He specialises in advising clients in a commercial capacity from small to large projects and has a keen eye and a great passion for opening new markets and revenue streams. Vijay started his career as a Pricing Analyst covering Energy and Petrochemical products in Asia. He then spent 5 years in Business Development for ICIS-LOR, successfully opening up new markets, developing new clients and products focused on the Indian Sub-Continent and the Middle East. Vijay was then instrumental in building the Asian business for Wood Mackenzie across the Energy value chain. He spent over 11 years at Wood Mackenzie where his last role was the Regional Director for South East Asia and Australia and as the Global Strategic Sales Head for the National Oil Business. Vijay has a BSc in Management Economics from the University of London and is a keen triathlete.

Xi Nan - Vice President, Gas and Power Market Research

Xi is a Vice President Analyst on Rystad Energy’s Markets team, where she’s focusing on the LNG markets as well as product development. Her project work includes LNG market entering strategy, cost of LNG supply, analyzing gas supply, demand, flows, storage and prices on different gas hubs and tracking global LNG trades and prices. Xi holds a Master of Science degree in Finance from BI Norwegian Business School. She was previously a Senior Analyst and Content Manager at Thomson Reuters Norway, and an Analyst at Econ Pöyry Management Consulting in Norway.