Nick Sharma

IHS Markit

Director, Upstream Research & Analysis

Nick Sharma is a Director at IHS Markit bringing close to 20 years of Oil & Gas and Energy experience. Mr. Sharma’s current mandate is to lead the delivery and commercial aspects of IHS Markit’s regional and global upstream research to clients across the Asia Pacific region. Mr. Sharma is an experienced leader in delivering the latest insights on exploration/supply outlook, company strategy/performance, valuations/M&A, costs/supply chain, regulatory/fiscal analysis, government policy, E&P technology, energy transition strategy and emissions management. Mr. Sharma previously led IHS Markit's regional advisory practice for 6 years, working with a range of clients on strategic initiatives (NOCs, IOCs, Independents, Service Companies, Financial Services, Sovereign Wealth Funds, Ministry and Regulators). Mr. Sharma holds a Bachelor of Chemical Engineering from Curtin University of Technology and a Post-Graduate in Oil & Gas Engineer from the University of Western Australia.

Sessions With Nick Sharma

Tuesday, 2 March

  • 07:30am - 08:00am (CST) / 02/mar/2021 01:30 pm - 02/mar/2021 02:00 pm

    Strategic Dialogue

    NOC Strategies for the Future

    Panel Markets/Economics/Strategy Upstream Oil & Gas Energy Transition/Climate & Sustainability Gas & LNG
    National Oil Companies (NOCs) are essential anchors, from both economic and energy security perspectives. Their mandates have grown, as well as their complexities, in dealing with the 2015 downturn in oil/gas prices, the growing role of an energy transition, and now the COVID-19 pandemic. With domestic resources maturing, coupled with portfolio rebalancing of the industry, what strategies do NOCs need to adopt for the future? How has the COVID-19 pandemic and the resulting downturn in oil/gas prices impacted near-term priorities? How does the changing competitive landscape impact investment outlooks? What technologies and partnerships are necessary to develop the next wave of technically challenging resources? Are the right levers in place to attract and retain investor capital? What else needs to change? How do NOCs create balance between focusing on core E&P and navigating the energy transition?