Paul Markwell, Vice President, Global Upstream Oil & Gas Insight, IHS Markit, is responsible for the company’s Global Upstream Oil and Gas Research and Consulting business. His team provides insights to a wide range of energy sector players globally on matters relating to company strategies and transactions; E&P terms and aboveground risk; costs, technology and operating performance; and plays and basins and technical analyses. In his 14 years in IHS Markit companies, Mr. Markwell has led various upstream and oil markets research and consulting teams, overseeing content and advisory work on business strategy, markets outlooks, opportunity screening and characterization, unconventionals, and technology and innovation. He has also led integrated energy policy advisory work for governments in the MENA region. Mr. Markwell has over 35 years in the energy sector spanning technical and executive experience in upstream oil and gas, both in the business itself and in an advisory capacity. He held posts at McKinsey and Company as an upstream expert consultant and as European Petroleum Practice Manager, supporting the delivery of firm-wide knowledge and providing expert advice to oil and gas consulting teams. Previously, Mr. Markwell spent 18 years in international E&P companies, most recently as General Manager for British-Borneo’s business in Pakistan, responsible for overseeing the commercialization and development of the company’s gas assets. He also worked in business development roles in Hardy Oil and Gas and Shell UK, and led numerous oil and gas acquisition and divestment projects. Mr. Markwell first joined the industry as a petroleum engineer with Shell International and worked in a number of operational and technical team leader positions in the Netherlands, Thailand, and the United Kingdom. Mr. Markwell holds a BSc from Imperial College, London, and an MBA from Henley Management College. He is an independent member of Brunel University Council in the United Kingdom.