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Research Analyst, Upstream Americas in Houston, TX at Verisk Analytics

Date Posted: 4/14/2018

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Job Title: Research Analyst, Upstream Americas

Reports to: Senior Research Manager, Upstream Americas

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 experienced professionals and graduates to take our research to a new level. This role will be tasked with providing our clients with in-depth commercial analysis of our current projects, and will have opportunities to present in front of the some of the largest oil and gas companies in the world. The Research Analyst will strive to become an expert in a region  that will be respected within Wood Mackenzie and by our clients.

Main Responsibilities
  • Research and collate information from both public sources and through meetings with key industry contacts, with the primary objective of obtaining information on companies' strategies, upstream assets, development plans and financial positions
  • Review, validate and analyze the data to create and update accurate and defensible financial valuation models for US onshore operators and their upstream assets
  • Develop thorough understanding of companies and the plays and regions in which they operate to support client and press queries and occasional consulting assignments
  • Leverage models and knowledge to author high-quality, in-depth reports relating to topical issues relevant to your companies and regions
  • Develop external network by maintaining relationships with research contacts and clients and participating in industry events
  • Contribute to the development and sales of upstream products 

Knowledge & Experience Required
  • The ideal candidate will have a minimum of 1-2 years relevant work experience in the oil and gas industry, preferably upstream. 
  • Minimum of Bachelor's Degree in related field such as business, finance, economics, or engineering.
  • Genuine interest and thorough understanding in oil and gas economics
  • Proficiency in financial modelling, with high attention to detail
  • Ability to understand and satisfy of the needs and expectations of our clients 
  • Effective interpersonal and communication skills, coupled with the presentation skills necessary to present your findings to clients and colleagues
  • Dependable and responsible, with excellent organization and planning skills and the ability to manage your own workload
  • The ability to work as part of a team and collaborate with others to make a real contribution with your ideas, enthusiasm, and commitment to excellence

Core Competencies
  • Issue identification, problem solving and analysis
  • Efficiency focused
  • Creativity
  • Lifelong learning
  • Building and Maintaining Relationships

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 organizational 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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In compliance with the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and 1991, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Americans with Disabilities act of 1990 and all other relevant federal and state laws, the policy of this company prohibits discrimination in employment because of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, gender identity and/or expression, age, veteran’s status, disability, genetic information or any other group protected by law. Applicants are considered for all positions without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, gender identity and/or expression, age, veteran’s status, disability, genetic information or any other group protected by law.

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


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