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

Thursday, 21 October

  • 05:30pm - 06:00pm (IST) / 21/oct/2021 12:00 pm - 21/oct/2021 12:30 pm

    Executive Conference

    India's Hydrocarbon Balance: Securing barrels

    Live Stream

    India currently imports about 85% of its crude oil demand. To curb its dependence on imports the Indian government has taken multiple steps to increase upstream investment, including offering open acreage through regular bid rounds. Upstream capex strategies of India’s national oil companies were geared to pursue production growth. In recent years, Indian NOCs also pursued the “go out” strategy through multiple acquisitions globally to diversify supply sources and grow their reserves. What strategies are necessary for India to offset decline in domestic production and reduce import dependence for oil and gas? How can production from mature fields be increased using new state of the art technologies? What changes are necessary in India’s hydrocarbon regulations to attract international investments when many companies are cutting their oil/gas capex? Which countries and regions offer the best opportunities for India to secure its hydrocarbon supply?