Oscar Abbink, Director, Upstream Research Group, IHS Markit, examines the strategic implications of new technologies in the energy sector. Dr. Abbink helps lead the Upstream Technology and Innovation service and contributes the energy technology perspective to other IHS Markit services. He has more than 20 years of experience in the international energy sector, particularly in nearly all areas of exploration and production (E&P) and related domains. He has traveled extensively to most major hydrocarbon-producing regions. Prior to joining IHS Markit, Dr. Abbink was Industry Leader, Oil and Gas, with Logica (now CGI) Business Consulting. Earlier, he was with TNO, a research and technology organization, where he was responsible for all subsurface oil and gas activities, and he was with a small E&P oil field service company, where he was a Managing Director. Dr. Abbink holds an MSc and an industry-sponsored PhD from Utrecht University in the Netherlands.