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Ian Conway
Executive Director, Upstream Research, S&P Global Commodity Insights
Ian Conway is an Upstream expert in global exploration, supply and the E&P strategic landscape at S&P Global Commodity Insights.

Ian joined IHS Markit in 2017 and has worked extensively since then on advising Upstream Clients in the areas of Global Exploration, Supply and Upstream Thought Leadership. He has both led and participated in numerous Executive Briefings and Challenge Sessions for Global International Oil Companies.

Ian joined the oil industry in 1985 as a graduate petroleum engineer / reservoir engineer working for BP Exploration, primarily on UK North Sea new oil and gas field development projects. Subseqently he has also held international technical and management roles with ExxonMobil, Maersk Oil and Gas, and Centrica, covering Exploration, New Business, Asset Management and Production roles. Prior to joining S&P Global, he held the positions of Chief Operating Officer and Technical Director at UK AIM-listed E&P company Gulfsands Petroleum plc, where he held a position on the Board, and was heavily involved in the highly successful development of the company's oil fields in the Middle East.

He holds a B.A. and M.A. in Physics from Oxford University, and also an M.Sc. in Finance from London Business School.

Industry expertise
Oil & Gas Upstream
Climate and Sustainability
Oil Markets, Midstream, and Downstream
Clean Technology & Renewables
E&P Terms and Above-Ground Risk
Plays & Basins
Unconventional Oil & Gas
Upstream Companies & Transactions
Areas of interest
Basin and Play Analysis
Upstream Valuation
Carbon Capture, Utilization and Storage
Clean Technology Innovation
Company Valuations
Energy & Climate Scenarios
Energy Geopolitics
Energy Transition
Exploration & Production (E&P)
Exploration & Production (E&P) Economics
Exploration & Production (E&P) Strategy
Exploration Licensing Rounds
Field Development
Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Emissions Management
International Oil Companies (IOCs)
Bid Rounds
Mature Field Technologies
Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A)
National Oil Companies (NOCs)
Natural Gas / LNG Markets
Oil & Gas Resources
Oil Markets Supply, Demand and Pricing
Oil Prices
Petroleum Economics
Pre-salt Development
Unconventional Resources
Upstream Above Ground Issues and Risk
Upstream Below Ground Issues and Risk
Upstream Operations
Upstream Opportunity Screening
Upstream Regulation
Upstream Reserve Asset Valuation
Low Carbon Spending
Regional focus
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