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Senior Research Analyst, Lower 48 Upstream Research in Houston, TX at Verisk Analytics

Date Posted: 5/9/2018

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Job Title: Senior Research Analyst, Lower 48 Upstream Research

Reports to: Upstream Research Director

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
  • 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 from day one
  • Making a real and valid contribution to the team with your ideas, enthusiasm and commitment to excellence
  • Provide regional expertise into consulting assignments

Knowledge & Experience Required
  • Minimum of Bachelor’s degree required in a relevant field of study such as geology, geophysics, petroleum engineering or petroleum economics, energy finance, etc.
  • Minimum of  7 to 8 years of energy industry experience
  • Advanced problem solving and analytical skills
  • An understanding of the needs and expectations of our clients and the ability to meet these expectations
  • Effective interpersonal and communication skills, coupled with the confidence and presentation skills necessary to present your findings to senior clients and staff

Core Competencies
  • Assertive and Influential
  • Collaboration
  • Continuous Improvement
  • Efficiency Focused
  • 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 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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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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