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Bob Fryklund
Vice President – Upstream Energy
Bob Fryklund is vice president and chief strategist for the Upstream Energy Group at IHS Markit.

Mr. Fryklund is a recognized industry thought leader on all aspects of the Upstream. He advises Boards, CEO's and management teams on strategic direction. He has been involved in many of the industries pivotal projects - TOR acquisition by Petrobras, a$10 billion arbitration; Oil export approval in the US; and restructuring of several of the industries major operators. He focusses on helping companies understand future trends and how to position themselves in the market. He also provides advice on how to build a better narative for shareholders. Mr. Fryklund has 40 yrs in the industry and has been an senior executive at ConocoPhillips as well as at IHS Markit. He sits on four industry Boards and is chair of the supply and demand committee at the Independent Petroluem Association of America (IPAA). He is a frequent industry executive speaker as well as media source for the major outlets. Mr. Fryklund holds a AB in Geology from Hamilton College and lives in Houston.

Industry expertise
Oil & Gas Upstream
Oil Markets, Midstream, and Downstream
Financial Services
E&P Terms and Above-Ground Risk
Financial Risk
Upstream Costs & Technologies
Plays & Basins
Private Equity
Unconventional Oil & Gas
Upstream Companies & Transactions
Investor Relations
Areas of interest
Exploration & Production (E&P)
Upstream Valuation
Bid Rounds
Structured Finance
Investor Relations Strategy
Capital Allocation
Energy Transition
Basin and Play Analysis
Carbon Capture, Utilization and Storage
Commodity Price Forecasts
Deepwater Offshore Market
Digital Transformation
Energy & Climate Scenarios
Energy Geopolitics
Energy Investment Analysis
Energy R&D Trends
Energy Technologies
Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG)
Exploration & Production (E&P) Economics
Exploration & Production (E&P) Strategy
Exploration Licensing Rounds
Field Development
Financial Restructuring
Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Emissions Management
International Oil Companies (IOCs)
Low Carbon Spending
Company Valuations
Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A)
National Oil Companies (NOCs)
National Oil Company Strategy
Natural Gas / LNG Markets
Oil & Gas Resources
Oil Sands
Oilfield Services
OPEC (Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries)
Petroleum Economics
Pre-salt Development
Seismic Vessels
Unconventional Resources
Unconventional Technology and Development
Upstream Above Ground Issues and Risk
Upstream Below Ground Issues and Risk
Upstream Benchmarking
Upstream Capital and Operating Cost Estimation
Upstream Contracts
Upstream Cost Reduction
Upstream Decommissioning
Upstream Operations
Upstream Opportunity Screening
Upstream Project Planning
Upstream Regulation
Upstream Reserve Asset Valuation
Upstream Supply Chain
Upstream Technology Benchmarking
Mature Field Technologies
Regional focus
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