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With decades of collective experience in O&G data, we knew there was a lot to be desired. Happy with the status quo, the big companies were prone to inertia, maintaining a top-down business model with little interest in innovation. We knew there was better data to be found, better research to be made, better analysis to be applied and better service to be delivered. So we built a solution from the ground up, specifically and uniquely dedicated to meeting the needs that others ignore at your expense.
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When it comes to data science, we have an industry-leading interdisciplinary team of Harvard professors, petroleum engineers, and computer scientists who have published more than a dozen papers on AI.
Ross co-founded Welligence Energy Analytics in 2016 and is the company’s Chief Executive Officer. Prior to Welligence, he worked in the energy private equity group at Warburg Pincus, in research at Wood Mackenzie, where he led the company’s research expansion into Brazil, and in the finance group at Nexen Petroleum. He is a regular speaker and participant at major global industry forums, including giving the opening keynote address at the World Energy Capital Assembly (WECA) in London, a keynote address at Africa Oil Week in Cape Town, and sitting on leadership roundtables at ADIPEC in Abu Dhabi.
Ross holds a B.B.A. in Finance from the University of Texas at Austin and an M.B.A. in Finance from The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.
Ivan is part of the Welligence founding team and oversees the execution of the company’s strategy and business development. Before joining Welligence, he was the Global Head of Research Operations at Wood Mackenzie and, for five years, Head of Latin America Research. Prior to that, Ivan worked in the investment banking division of a leading Central European bank where he advised on transactions in the energy and consumer goods sections.
Ivan holds a B.S. with Honors in Economics and an M.B.A. from Texas A&M University.
Dr. Neel co-founded Welligence Energy Analytics in 2016. From 2016-2021 he served as CTO overseeing all engineering and data science teams. Currently he serves as CDS, where he focuses on implementing data science best practices and strategic objectives. In addition to his role at Welligence, he is an Assistant Professor at Harvard Business School, where he leads research in machine learning and teaches in the MBA curriculum.
Dr. Neel holds a B.S. with Honors in Mathematics from Harvard, and a PhD in Machine Learning from the University of Pennsylvania, where he was a recipient of the National Science Foundation Graduate Fellowship.
Alberto joined Welligence Energy Analytics in 2020 as Chief Revenue Officer. Prior to Welligence, he spent 15 years as Vice President at Wood Mackenzie, where he was the head of commercial operations for all of Latin America. He worked closely with the region’s NOCs, governments, E&Ps, and financial institutions. Prior to Wood Mackenzie he spent six years with CERA, where he was a Director and Co-Head of the Latin America team.
Alberto holds a B.S. in Business Administration from Suffolk University and a Graduate Certificate in Strategic Management from Harvard University.
Sam joined Welligence Energy Analytics in 2021 as Chief Technology Officer. As a software engineer and a tech leader of more than 20 years he has a successful track record in mentoring and recruiting top-notch engineering teams, introducing quality improvement, privacy, and security initiatives, and helping drive acquisitions. His prior roles include Director of Engineering at Sidecar, Director of Software Engineering at A.C. Moore, and Acting CTO at Benefits Data Trust.
Sam holds a B.S. in Biology from the George Washington University.
Pablo is part of Welligence’s founding team and currently serves as Head of New Ventures. He leads the regional and thematic expansion of the research coverage. Before joining Welligence, he spent six years as part of Wood Mackenzie’s Latin America research team.
Pablo played a prominent role in Mexico’s 2013 Energy Reform design and implementation, co-authoring the “Mexico and the Energy Revolution” whitepaper, quoted in the President’s bill. He speaks frequently at industry forums and shares his views with the media, and is a member of the Atlantic Dialogues Emerging Leaders and the Mexican Council of Foreign Affairs.
Pablo holds a B.A. in Economics from the University of Texas at Austin.
Ruaraidh joined Welligence Energy Analytics in 2018, where he oversees all global upstream research. Prior to Welligence, he spent 13 years at Wood Mackenzie, covering Latin America’s upstream and corporate sectors, as well as the US Gulf of Mexico. He also worked for Hess in its UK North Sea business unit, gaining experience in well and facilities engineering.
Ruaraidh holds a Masters in Chemical Engineering from the University of Edinburgh, Scotland.
Marc joined Welligence in 2022, based in Singapore, to lead all of the company’s activities across Asia Pacific. Marc has over 20 years of global energy experience, encompassing roles in the UK, USA, Qatar and Singapore. Most recently, this was as a Director at S&P Global Platts, where he was responsible for global LNG pricing, and GLX. After analyzing energy markets at Wood Mackenzie, Marc held senior roles in the LNG marketing teams of Qatargas and Gazprom Marketing & Trading.
Marc holds a BSc in International Business from the University of Warwick.
Juan is the Head of Energy Transition at Welligence, where he leads the Company’s efforts on expanding the GHG emissions solution and designing the Carbon Capture and Storage offering. Before joining Welligence, Juan was a Director of Consulting at Wood Mackenzie for 7 years, where he led engagements with energy companies, governments, and financial institutions. Before consulting, Juan spent 11 years at Ecopetrol where he was most recently Strategy Advisor for the Executive Vice-President of Exploration and Production.
Juan holds an MBA from MIT’s Sloan School of Management, a Specialization in Finance from Andes University, and a BE in Industrial Engineering from Javeriana University.
Akash joined Welligence Energy Analytics in 2018 and leads the company’s Data Science efforts. Akash develops and maintains the data pipelines, algorithms, and analytics that form the backbone of the company’s products. He has particular expertise in building interactive data visualizations, where he has contributed to open source RShiny packages.
Akash holds a Master of Science in Engineering (MSE) in Data Science from the University of Pennsylvania.
Denise joined Welligence in 2020, bringing with her a wealth of Customer Service and Energy Industry experience. She currently serves as the Director of Customer Service, focused on ensuring that Welligence’s clients receive maximum value from their subscription and time.
Prior to joining Welligence, Denise worked for Wood Mackenzie for 18 years in a variety of Customer Service roles, the most recent being Director of EMEARC Customer Focus, where she led a team of professionals supporting NOC’s, E&Ps and Financial Institutions.
Denise holds a BSc (Hons) in Rural Resource Management from Napier University, Edinburgh.
Derek joined Welligence in 2021, based in Cape Town, South Africa. Currently, he leads our commercial integration efforts. Prior to Welligence, he was a Senior Manager at both Deloitte Consulting and PwC, leading the Africa oil & gas teams. He also worked with Wood Mackenzie, both as a Senior Petroleum Economist and as a Client Training Consultant, functioning across all aspects of the energy value chain. He has over 20 years of professional working experience and has delivered projects in 22 countries.
Derek holds a Master of International Business, B.A. in International Studies and a B.B.A., both from the University of St. Thomas in Houston.
Rhona joined Welligence Energy Analytics in 2021 as a Vice President of Business Development in London. Prior to joining Welligence, she spent 11 years in different business development and marketing efforts across various energy research firms in Europe. Over this period, she has been a key player for Enverus, Westwood Global Energy Group, Argus Media and Wood Mackenzie, developing relationships and creating partnerships across the energy value chain, including with E&Ps, NOCs, financial institutions, and trading houses across the EMEA region.
Rhona holds a BSc (Hons) from Edinburgh University.
Andrés is an energy professional with over 15 years of experience in the Management Consulting, E&P and Oil Field Service industries, all focused on Latin America. Based in Houston, Texas, he has extensive knowledge of the region and has worked with NOCs, IOCs, and OFS companies in areas including strategic planning, forecasting, negotiation strategy, energy policy analysis and economic/financial modeling. In his last role, he led the strategic planning group at Halliburton’s Assets under Financed Service Contracts in Ecuador, as well as supporting new ventures across Latin America.
Andrés holds a B.S. in Operations Management with a minor in Engineering Studies from Carnegie Mellon University.
John joined Welligence Energy Analytics in 2021 as Head of North Sea. Prior to Welligence, John led commercial analysis on the New Ventures team at Afentra (formerly Sterling Energy), including global opportunity screening and asset valuations.
John also spent eight years with Westwood Global Energy, eventually leading the Northwest Europe consulting team. He led both buy and sell side commercial due diligence and asset valuations on behalf of IOCs and private equity firms, largely focused on the North Sea upstream and midstream sectors.
John holds a BSc (Hons) in Geology from University College Dublin, Ireland and an MSc in Petroleum Geoscience from the University of Aberdeen, Scotland.
Martin joined Welligence Energy Analytics in 2021 and leads the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) upstream research team. Prior to joining Welligence, Martin worked for IHS Markit for seven years, where he managed a team covering upstream asset valuation and marine support vessel tracking in the Middle East and Indian subcontinent regions. Martin possesses a wealth of expertise in Middle East upstream supply forecasting, cost modelling, country risk, LNG, and fiscal analysis.
Martin holds a Masters of Science in Geology from Southampton University.
Lacey joined Welligence in 2022 as VP of Business Development. Prior to Welligence, she was Director of Sales at HData, a Strategic Global Account Manager at Wood Mackenzie, and Business Development Manager at AirSwift, functioning across all aspects of the energy value chain. She has over 10 years of experience in strategic business development, global account management, and customer engagement.
Lacey graduated with Honors from the University of Houston with a B.A. in Mass Communications, PR & Advertising.
Andre joined Welligence in 2018 and oversees the company’s coverage of Brazil, amongst other countries in Latin America. Prior to Welligence, he was an Associate Director at IHS Markit, leading the Latin America Upstream Research team’s regional coverage, and a Vice President at Barclays Investment Bank. He also worked at the Brazilian National Petroleum Agency (ANP) and numerous E&P companies in Brazil, including Galp Energia, Starfish Oil & Gas and Vale Oil & Gas.
Andre holds a B.A. in Economics from Queens College, an M.B.A from IE Business School, and a Master of Energy Economics from Rice University.
Matt joined Welligence Energy Analytics in 2020 and oversees the US Gulf of Mexico upstream research. With over 25 years in the industry, he possesses extensive experience in upstream strategy, supply forecasting, valuations, and benchmarking. Prior to Welligence, he spent 14 years at Wood Mackenzie, heading up the US Gulf of Mexico and onshore Lower 48 research teams. He has also worked for numerous E&P companies focused on the deepwater Gulf of Mexico.
Matt holds a B.S. in Geological Sciences, with a specialization in Geophysics, from Penn State University.
Obo joined Welligence in 2020 to lead Welligence’s upstream coverage of Nigeria and Ghana, and support business development efforts across West Africa. Prior to joining Welligence, he spent 12 years with Wood Mackenzie as an Africa-focused analyst and later as a corporate analyst. Obo had previously worked for two years with the Nigerian government. He has authored reports on issues relating to gas monetisation in West Africa, the outlook for the offshore facilities market, and benchmarking fiscal terms in West Africa.
Obo holds a BSc (Hons) degree in Geology and Mining from the University of Jos, Nigeria and an MSc in Oil and Gas Economics from the University of Dundee, Scotland.
David joined Welligence Energy Analytics in 2020 as Vice President of Sub-Saharan Africa. With 20 years of experience in oil and gas research and analysis, he has worked on numerous consultancy projects and has extensive experience advising Governments, E&Ps and investors. Prior to Welligence, he worked for Wood Mackenzie for 14 years, covering the Sub-Saharan Africa upstream sector, Global Exploration, and the Latin America upstream sector. He started his career at Standard and Poor’s Platts covering European product markets and the North Sea.
David is a graduate of the University of St. Andrews.
David joined Welligence in 2021 as Vice President of North Sea. Prior to Welligence, David spent 11 years at energy research firms Hannon Westwood and Westwood Global Energy. Most recently, he was Senior Analyst and Reports Manager in the NW Europe team, where he was instrumental in creating and delivering a wide range of North Sea focused E&P analysis to upstream, midstream and investment companies. He has also worked extensively with government and regulatory bodies, delivering insights through both subscription products and bespoke consulting mandates. David is currently Communications Director for the Petroleum Exploration Society of Great Britain (PESGB).
David holds a Masters in Geoscience (Hons) from Keele University.
Felipe joined Welligence in 2023 and oversees the company’s coverage of Colombia. Prior to Welligence, he advised the CEO of Colombia’s Hydrocarbons Agency (ANH), leading strategic projects related to the marketing of royalties and other relevant duties across the entity. He has also worked for Ecopetrol USA supporting their unconventional business in West Texas, and the commodity broker Ferrovial and Enex.co. He has over 14 years of experience in the energy industry, functioning across all aspects of the value chain.
Felipe holds a B.A in International Business from Universidad del Rosario in Bogotá, Colombia and an M.B.A from Tulane University.
Wilfried joined Welligence in 2023, based in London, United Kingdom, to be part of the EMEA business development team. Prior to Welligence, he was a VP at Argus Media and Sparta Commodities, leading EMEA sales teams. Wilfried has extensive experience managing relationships with financial institutions, regulators, producers, NOCs and traders, functioning across all aspects of the energy, fertilizer, metals and petrochemicals value chain. He has over 17 years of professional working experience and has successfully delivered energy price indexation projects in Europe and Africa.
Wilfried studied Media, Culture and communications at Greenwich University, London UK.
Prior to Welligence, German was Director of Sales/Business at IHS Markit/S&P Global for more than 3 years, where he led the strategy and relationships around client business. Prior to this, he spent more than 15 years at SLB, managing sales and developing client relationships across multiple geographies and markets.
German holds a BSc in Geology from Universidad Industrial de Santander, a Postgraduate Diploma in Applied Geology from Curtin University of Technology, and an MBA from Instituto Tecnológico de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey & Universidad Autónoma de Bucaramanga.
Eugene joined Welligence Energy Analytics in 2023 and leads the Asia Pacific upstream research team. He has more than 15 years experience in the upstream oil and gas industry. Prior to Welligence, Eugene was a Vice President in upstream research for Rystad Energy, where he managed a team covering East Asia and Malaysia. He previously worked for Singapore Petroleum Company (SPC), PetroChina, and Boston Consulting Group (BCG).
Eugene holds a BEng (Hons) in Mechanical Engineering from National University of Singapore with a specialization in offshore oil and gas technology.
Jeffrey joined Welligence in 2023 as VP of Business Development in North America. Prior to Welligence, he was the Managing Director of North America for Kayrros, the Commercial Sales and Energy Lead for Geosite, and a Manager in Accenture’s Energy Practice. He has over 15 years of experience in leadership and business development in the energy technology industry.
Jeffrey holds a B.A. in Management and a Minor in Business Administration from Louisiana State University.