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Research Analyst, Gulf of Mexico in Houston, TX at Verisk Analytics

Date Posted: 3/14/2018

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Job Title: Research Analyst, Gulf of Mexico

Reports to: Senior Research Manager, Gulf of Mexico

Location: Houston, TX




For the past 40 years, Wood Mackenzie has established its reputation as a trusted source of intelligence, enriching lives by empowering clients with unique insight on the world’s natural resources.


Now, as part of the Verisk Analytics family, that legacy is even stronger.  Aligning with the world’s leading data analytics company extends our ability to help clients overcome the toughest challenges with our unrivalled analysis and advice.


We will continue to build on the power of our existing approach to assess and value individual assets and companies, allowing our clients to pursue the most promising opportunities.


Together, we inspire and innovate the markets we serve –  providing invaluable intelligence that informs the strategic decisions that will ultimately shape the future direction of our global natural resources.


Role Purpose 


Wood Mackenzie seeks an experienced professional or entry level hire for our Deepwater Gulf of Mexico Upstream research team. Working as part of the team, you will play a key role in improving and expanding our research coverage. You will be tasked with providing our clients with in-depth commercial analysis of the region. You will be expected to contribute and make an impact from day one. You will have opportunities to present in front of the some of the largest energy and financial services companies in the world. Through your interactions with companies and industry, along with research and analysis of a wide range of sources, you will develop an expertise that will be respected within Wood Mackenzie and by our clients.


Main Responsibilities

  • Reviewing, prioritizing and analysing the data and information to produce quantitative and qualitative in-depth reports of the highest quality
  • Creating, and updating oil and gas financial valuation models including building production and cost forecasts
  • Develop relationships with research contacts and clients to enhance our offerings. A high level of interaction with external industry contacts is expected
  • Drawing upon your expertise, make a real contribution to the development and production of the energy subscription products for the region and the team from day one. Your work will focus on different issues and companies each quarter, giving you real scope to demonstrate your expertise
  • Making a real and valid contribution to the team with your ideas, enthusiasm and commitment to excellence 
  • Provide regional expertise for consulting assignments


Knowledge & Experience Required

  • The ideal candidate will have 0-3 years relevant work experience or a completed internship in a relevant field.
  • Knowledge or previous experience working in Gulf of Mexico on deepwater projects is preferred but not required. Experience with Lower Tertiary fields is a big plus.
  • Qualified candidates will posses a strong knowledge of the upstream energy sector, gained from experience in industry.   
  • Bachelor degree in Petroleum or Reservoir Engineering preferred, Geology or Finance background is a big plus.
  • Financial modelling abilities, with high attention to detail.
  • Experience with VBA and one common data science toolkit such as R or Python preferred.
  • Strong interest in oil and gas economics and understanding of deepwater upstream oil and gas projects.
  • The capability to see the big picture and understand which information matters.

Core Competencies


  • You understand the vision of Wood Mackenzie
  • Assertive and Influential
  • Communication
  • Collaboration
  • Continuous improvement


Wood Mackenzie Core Values


Wood Mackenzie is  a place where we are committed to supporting our people to grow and thrive. We  value different perspectives and aspire to create an inclusive environment which encourages diversity and fosters a sense of belonging. 


Wood Mackenzie values each individual's contribution and helps them reach their full potential while sustaining an organisational culture of health and well-being.


Our core values are:


  • Respect for the Individual
  • Integrity
  • Passion
  • Persistence
  • Confidence with humility
  • Excellence
  • Teamwork


We understand the importance of bringing your whole self to work and to achieving balance between work, family and other life commitments.  We are open to considering flexible working arrangements to  enable the greatest spectrum of talent to contribute to Wood Mackenzie's  success.


EEO statement


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We are an Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/V/D, and a member of E-Verify.


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