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Oscar Abbink
Director – Upstream Energy
Oscar Abbink is director of Energy for the UpstreamResearchGroup at IHS Markit.

Dr. Abbink is responsible for analysis of the strategic implications of new technologies in the upstream sector and leads the Upstream Technology and Innovation service. He is widely respected for his knowledge and global experience with upstream oil and gas, energy industry monitoring and trends, and oil and gas digitalization. ​​​Dr. Abbink has more than 20 years' experience in the international energy sector. He has led many research and consulting projects advising organizations with their technology strategy, benchmarking, and implementation, and their digital transformation. Previously, Dr. Abbink was Industry Leader, Oil and Gas, Business Consulting, with a major system integrator, and Director Oil and Gas with a major research organization.

Dr. Abbink holds a M.Sc. and an industry-sponsored Ph.D. from Utrecht University, the Netherlands and is fluent in Dutch and English.​

Industry expertise
Oil & Gas Upstream
Gas, Power, and Energy Futures
Oil Markets, Midstream, and Downstream
Clean Technology & Renewables
E&P Terms and Above-Ground Risk
Plays & Basins
Unconventional Oil & Gas
Upstream Companies & Transactions
Upstream Costs & Technologies
Areas of interest
Exploration & Production (E&P)
Well Intervention
Basin and Play Analysis
Carbon Capture, Utilization and Storage
Clean Technology Innovation
Climate Change
Deepwater Offshore Market
Digital Transformation
Downstream Strategy
Energy R&D Trends
Energy Technologies
Exploration & Production (E&P) Strategy
Field Development
Floating Production
Floating Production Storage and Offloading (FPSO)
Floating Storage
Gas Compressors
Gas Renewable Integration
Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Emissions Management
International Oil Companies (IOCs)
Land Rigs
LNG (Liquefaction) Commissioning
LNG (Liquefaction) Facility Operations
Low Carbon Spending
Mature Field Technologies
National Oil Companies (NOCs)
Natural Gas / LNG Markets
Offshore Accommodation
Energy Transition
Offshore Drilling
Offshore Heavy Lift
Offshore Pipelay
Offshore Rigs
Offshore Vessels
Oil & Gas Engineering, Procurement, and Construction (EPC)
Oil & Gas Resources
Oil Sands
Oilfield Services
Onshore Pipeline Construction
Onshore Rigs
Pre-salt Development
Pressure Pumping
Process Technology Selection and Evaluation
Seismic Vessels
Subsea Construction
Subsea Vessels
Unconventional Resources
Unconventional Technology and Development
Upstream Below Ground Issues and Risk
Upstream Benchmarking
Upstream Capital and Operating Cost Estimation
Upstream Cost Reduction
Upstream Decommissioning
Upstream Engineering and Project Management
Upstream Facilities
Upstream Operations
Upstream Opportunity Screening
Upstream Project Planning
Upstream Supply Chain
Upstream Technology Benchmarking
Offshore Construction
Regional focus
English, Dutch
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