Ian Conway

IHS Markit

Executive Director, Plays and Basins, Upstream Oil & Gas Insight

Ian Conway is Executive Director, Plays and Basins, Upstream Oil & Gas Insight, IHS Markit. Mr. Conway leads the London-based Plays & Basins and Global Supply Research and contributes to the Upstream Thought Leadership initiative and client engagement in Europe. A petroleum engineer by profession, Mr. Conway spent over 17 years working with BP, Maersk Oil, and Centrica and as an independent consultant, before working with ExxonMobil in reservoir advisory and asset management roles for seven years. He comes to IHS Markit following eight years in exploration, new business, and executive management roles for Gulfsands Petroleum, a UK independent with assets in the Middle East and South America, and historical operations in North Africa and the US Gulf of Mexico. Mr. Conway holds a BA and an MA from Oxford University and an MSc from London Business School.

Sessions With Ian Conway

Tuesday, 8 March

  • 12:10pm - 01:00pm (CST) / 08/mar/2022 06:10 pm - 08/mar/2022 07:00 pm

    Strategic Dialogue

    Global Oil & Gas Production: A new geography?

    Panel Upstream Oil & Gas
    Within the accelerating energy transition, an aspiration of many nations is that their economies can continue to grow, while simultaneously undergoing decarbonization. As a result, an ever-increasing level of scrutiny is being placed by both buyers and sellers on the precise nature of oil and gas supplies sourced from around the globe; the focus falling not just on the cost of production, but also on factors relating to the carbon intensity, carbon footprint, and emissions profile of these supplies. Are perceptions now changing as to which global hydrocarbon suppliers produce the most “advantaged” barrels and molecules? In a highly uncertain outlook for oil and gas demand, can we predict whether and how the sources of future supply will shift in geographical terms over time? And, if an accelerated move to a low-carbon world eventuates, will the geography of the upstream production world change more rapidly as a result?