Raoul LeBlanc

IHS Markit

Vice President, North American Unconventionals

Raoul LeBlanc, Vice President for North American Unconventionals, IHS Markit, focuses on evaluating the dynamic onshore arena. He has been with IHS Markit for five years. Mr. LeBlanc’s passion lies in the intersection of oil and gas expertise and leading-edge data analytics. He currently leads the development and commercialization of data products that leverage knowledge to make IHS Markit’s well and production database insightful for commercial decision makers. At the same time, he plays a key role in directing research and forecasting of onshore North America and then delivering an integrated, substantive story to executives and investors. As a veteran of the industry and a former partner at PFC Energy, Mr. LeBlanc brings 25 years of experience in strategic and industry analysis. Familiar with a wide range of corporate and market issues, he has extensive experience on issues related to North American independents, upstream assets, and natural gas markets. From 1997 to 2006, Mr. LeBlanc worked at Anadarko Petroleum. During his tenure there, he directed the company's Strategic Planning effort, which assumed responsibility for strategy formulation, portfolio optimization, scenario planning, and competitor analysis. He has worked and studied in Japan, the Western Pacific, and Britain. Mr. LeBlanc holds an undergraduate degree from Georgetown University and an MA from the School of Advanced International Studies, The Johns Hopkins University.

Sessions With Raoul LeBlanc

Monday, 1 March

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

    Strategic Dialogue

    Oil, Gas & Finance: Filling the capital gap

    Panel Downstream/Midstream/Chemicals Upstream Oil & Gas Finance & Investment/Trading & Risk Management Gas & LNG
    Despite ranking as one of the most capital-intensive industries in the world, oil and gas has not had problems accessing adequate investment. That situation began to change in recent years, and in 2021 and beyond, the "quadruple whammy" of recent low returns, ESG pressures, Energy Transition concerns, and weak fundamentals threatens to drive investment down. What are some of the issues around the availability and cost of capital? What are investors demanding in terms of risks and returns in the world's largest commodity?

Tuesday, 2 March

  • 01:15pm - 01:45pm (CST) / 02/mar/2021 07:15 pm - 02/mar/2021 07:45 pm

    Plenary

    Global Outlook: Oil markets--turmoil & transition

    Panel Markets/Economics/Strategy Upstream Oil & Gas
    Among far-reaching changes triggered by the pandemic of 2020 are these two: a shift in the balance of oil supply and pricing power away from the United States to Russia and Saudi Arabia; and recognition that the energy transition is quickening, a phenomenon with broad, long-term consequences for the industry. The first is the consequence of a collapse in oil demand that was as dramatically sudden as it was astonishingly large. As such, it could be temporary but for the second, which could pinch investment in oil production capacity as the world transitions away from fossil fuels. The IHS Markit team will discuss views—and recognize the uncertainties—about the future of world oil demand, production, and refining.

Friday, 5 March

  • 07:30am - 08:00am (CST) / 05/mar/2021 01:30 pm - 05/mar/2021 02:00 pm

    Strategic Dialogue

    Capital Allocation: Where will the money flow?

    Panel Finance & Investment/Trading & Risk Management
    Policies and pledges are necessary to reach climate goals. But the factor most critical to developing the energy system is the massive stream of capital that must flow relatively continuously for decades. What are some roles, allocations, and objectives of investors as they drive the energy system of the future?