Susan Farrell

IHS Markit

Vice President, Energy-Wide Perspectives

Susan Farrell is a Vice President in the IHS Markit Energy-Wide Perspectives team, with particular expertise in strategy and planning. She started the executive briefing service Strategic Horizons, which provides summaries of key analysis covering oil markets, economics, geopolitics, upstream, global gas, downstream, and renewables. Ms. Farrell co-heads the IHS Markit Long-Term Scenarios, which outlines different trajectories for demand and supply of oil, gas, coal, renewables, nuclear, and other energy sources, and the Climate and Carbon service, which assesses the impacts of climate policies and competitive changes. She presents the IHS Markit outlook for industry drivers, markets, and company strategies to executive teams and Boards of Directors. Ms. Farrell joined IHS Markit in 2013 when the firm acquired PFC Energy. Bringing over 20 years of industry experience in the assessment and implementation of strategic planning for international markets, she founded PFC Energy’s Houston office in 2000. Prior to joining PFC Energy, Ms. Farrell led the global strategy groups of two major oilfield service companies, Brown and Root (now KBR) and McDermott International. She lived and worked in Europe for over 10 years and traveled extensively in Asia Pacific and the Middle East. Ms. Farrell holds a BA from Brown University and an MBA from Boston University.


Monday, 1 March

  • 12:30pm - 01:00pm (CST) / 01/mar/2021 06:30 pm - 01/mar/2021 07:00 pm


    Back to Work: How the global economy recovers

    Panel Markets/Economics/Strategy
    2021 marks the beginning of recovery. This plenary will discuss “back to work” in the broadest national and international sense. What are the changes in public policy, consumer behavior, and investment drivers? How will we address global discrepancies, those who might be left out, and the challenges for employment? What are the investment opportunities and risks? The world will not go back, but where is it going to? 

Tuesday, 2 March

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

    Strategic Dialogue

    Carbon Pricing & Policies: Choices & strategies

    Panel Markets/Economics/Strategy Power & Renewables Finance & Investment/Trading & Risk Management Decarbonization Pathways
    Throughout 2020 companies and countries continued to announce new goals for reducing emissions, with many declaring a net-zero target by 2050 or sooner. The use of internal carbon pricing assumptions for investment analysis and participation in external compliance and voluntary carbon markets will be necessary to achieve the goals. How are companies incorporating carbon pricing into strategic analysis? What is their plan for the future? How are carbon markets functioning? What types of policies might be needed to achieve longer-term climate goals? What is the status of pricing carbon today and how it will evolve in the next several years?  

Friday, 5 March