Nick Lowes

IHS Markit

Vice President, Oil & Gas Consulting, Energy

Nick Lowes, Vice President, Oil and Gas Consulting, Energy, IHS Markit, leads the oil and gas consulting business in the Middle East. Mr. Lowes has 30 years of experience in the oil and gas industry. He has worked with many national and international oil and gas companies on issues ranging from strategy development and organizational efficiency to project and technology management. His expertise includes investment decision making for major oil and gas field developments; strategies for oil, gas, and natural gas liquids processing and transportation; investment portfolio optimization; technical and organizational capability assessment; and application of oil and gas production technology for strategic growth. Before joining IHS Markit as part of an acquisition, Mr. Lowes spent 10 years in strategic consulting roles with Strategic Decisions Group and Arthur D. Little. Prior to that, he was in engineering and management for major oilfield projects where he held positions with both operators and service companies around the world. Mr. Lowes has worked with companies in Asia, the Middle East, West and East Africa, Europe, Russia, the Former Soviet Union, and South America. He is a member of the UK Energy Institute and the Society of Petroleum Engineers. Mr. Lowes holds a BA from Cambridge University, an MBA from the UK Open University Business School, and an MSc from Imperial College, London University.


Monday, October 14

  • 12:25pm - 01:10pm

    Concurrent Plenary

    Attracting International Technology & Investment in India's E&P Sector

    Most easy-to-reach oil and gas resources in India have been explored and exploited, but there is significant upstream potential in deep water, ultra-deep water, frontier basins and unconventional reserves. Exploiting these is both technologically challenging and capital intensive. Given these challenges, how will India become an attractive country for international upstream investments? What mix of companies, both large and small, IOCs and NOCs, is needed to revive the upstream sector? What policy interventions are needed? What technologies will be most relevant, and what are the challenges in deploying new technologies in India?