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

Date Posted: 3/14/2018

Job Snapshot

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  • Location:
    Houston, TX
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    Greater than 15 years
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Job Description


Role: Research Associate, Upstream Americas

Location: Houston, TX, USA


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 in the markets we serve – providing invaluable intelligence that informs the strategic decisions that will ultimately shape the future direction of our global natural resources.

Team Profile

Wood Mackenzie’s Upstream Research team delivers outstanding analysis on the issues facing oil and gas exploration and production companies throughout the Americas. Our analysis spans sub-surface technical analysis, commercial and financial analysis, right through to strategy and execution. We also provide unique insights into the market, authoring detailed topical insights globally and analysing the upstream industry for current trends or future potential opportunities.

Our broad industry knowledge and deep insight into the issues we cover is unparalleled. Working with our upstream research team will put you right in the middle of a rapidly changing and vital industry.


We are looking for a Research Associate to play a key role in improving and expanding our Americas upstream research coverage.  You will be tasked with providing our clients with in-depth commercial analysis of the region’s plays and companies. Working as part of a Wood Mackenzie team, you’ll become an expert in a region or sector (for example Permian, Deepwater Gulf of Mexico, or Brazil). 

You will have the opportunity to contribute and make an impact from day one. 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
  • Researching and collating information, either by telephone or face-to-face meetings with key contacts in your region.  This could be on: assets, unconventional plays, companies or markets with an emphasis on the geologic, commercial and financial aspects of the energy sector
  • Reviewing, prioritizing and analyzing the data and information to produce quantitative and qualitative in-depth reports of the highest quality
  • 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, companies, and plays 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 into consulting assignments

Knowledge & Skills Required
  • Problem solving and analytical skills
  • Effective interpersonal and communication skills, coupled with the confidence and presentation skills necessary to present your findings to senior clients and staff
  • The ability to work as part of a team and an eagerness to make a real contribution
  • Excellent organizational and planning skills as well as the ability to manage your own workload
  • Demonstrable understanding of data management, including data collection and workflow integration skills
  • Proficiency with MS Office suite, particularly Excel
  • Demonstrated interest in the energy industry
  • Minimum of Bachelor degree in related field such as finance, economics, engineering or business.

Key Competencies
  • Issue Identification, problem solving and analysis
  • Creativity
  • Efficiency Focused
  • Analytical skills

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 that 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 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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Wood Mackenzie is an Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/V/D, and a member of E-Verify.


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