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David Wood

Dr. David Wood has more than thirty-five years of international oil and gas experience spanning technical and commercial exploration and production operations, midstream and downstream projects, contract evaluation and senior corporate management. His early energy industry experience includes Phillips Petroleum, Amoco (Africa, Europe and UK), Lundin Oil (South America, Africa, Middle and Far East) and several smaller international companies. In the 1980’s and 1990’s, David was based for three years in Colombia and four years in Dubai. From 1993 to 1998 he was UK Managing Director for a portfolio of North Sea and onshore UK oil and gas assets.

For the past decade he has worked as an independent international consultant, training provider and expert witness. He has published an extensive body of work on diverse energy related topics including: the international energy markets, performance modelling of fiscal designs, petroleum economics and risk analysis, sustainability and renewable energy, enterprise risk and portfolio management, LNG, GTL, gas storage and gas supply, deep-water exploration and production techniques, corporate performance, energy strategy, geopolitics, mergers and acquisitions, negotiations and project management. David is also actively involved in a wide range of professional training, research, publication and development programmes. He was a founding editor of the Journal of Natural Gas Science & Engineering in 2009, which achieved 2014 and 2015 impact factors of greater than 2, making it one of the most influential peer-reviewed journals for the natural gas sector worldwide. He served as Editor-in-Chief for that journal from 2013 to 2016.

David's recent publications addressing portfolio modelling and optimization include:

Wood, D.A., Characterization of Gas and Oil Portfolios of Exploration and Production Assets Using a Methodology that Integrates Value, Risk and Time, Journal of Natural Gas Science and Engineering, 2016, v. 29, p. 305-321. (DOI information: 10.1016/j.jngse.2016.02.030)

Wood, D.A., Asset Portfolio Multi-objective Optimization Tools Provide Insight to Value, Risk and Strategy for Gas and Oil Decision Makers, Journal of Natural Gas Science and Engineering, 2016, v.33,196-216. (DOI information: 10.1016/j.jngse.2016.03.103) 

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