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Curtis Smith
Director - Upstream Oil & Gas Consulting
Technical and commercial North American onshore project management
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Mr. Smith, a director at IHS Markitarkt, is an integral part of IHS Markit Energy's Upstream Strategic Consulting Practice responsible for oil and gas supply and forecasting, as well as other strategic projects including North American and International basin studies and play analysis, market studies, mapping and technical analysis, and workflow based client training. Mr Smith has been at IHS Markit Energy for 23 years and previously worked at Marathon Oil Company and ConocoPhillips Company, Oil Majors.

While his experience covers a wide range of technical and business related projects as well as training and support, his key strength is a knowledge of technical and business data and products (with a strong focus on IHS Markit data, tools and products) and their use and application in the upstream oil and gas industry, particularly in the realm of Unconventional Resources. Current and recent projects include an emphasis on unconventional resources. With respect to unconventional resources he has both worked and managed aspects of technical and commercial evaluations including geologic properties, engineering well performance, development cost, the use of technology and future potential, and economic analysis for the majority of important unconventional plays in North America. In addition, he has worked with geoscience experts located around the globe to assist in evaluating international unconventional plays, with emphasis on applying analogues from North American plays to perform technical and commercial evaluations.

Recent experience includes managing and delivering major consulting projects that include evaluations of specific unconventional assets, regional studies and integration of upstream work into midstream and downstream engagements. He has coordinated joint offerings with IHS Markit subsidiary companies Herolds and CERA (Cambridge Energy Research Associates) and managed the technical aspects of multi-client offerings. Mr. Smith holds a BS and MS in geology from Brigham Young University and is a member of the American Association of Petroleum Geologists.

Industry expertise
Oil & Gas Upstream
Plays & Basins
Unconventional Oil & Gas
Areas of interest
Basin and Play Analysis
Carbon Capture, Utilization and Storage
Exploration & Production (E&P) Economics
Exploration & Production (E&P) Strategy
International Oil Companies (IOCs)
Oil & Gas Resources
Petroleum Economics
Exploration & Production (E&P)
Unconventional Resources
Unconventional Technology and Development
Upstream Below Ground Issues and Risk
Upstream Benchmarking
Upstream Cost Reduction
Upstream Opportunity Screening
Upstream Reserve Asset Valuation
Upstream Valuation
Regional focus
North America
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