An exciting opportunity has emerged for an Upstream Asset Valuation Research Analyst to maintain, grow and enhance the African upstream content in IHS Markit’s flagship Asset Valuation product, Vantage.

Senior Technical Research Analyst (Africa focus), Upstream Asset Valuation

About Us

Energy Solutions from IHS Markit comprise some of the most extensive information, analytics, insight, and advisory services in the world. The Upstream Intelligence teams deliver comprehensive oil and gas information to the energy sector, supporting industry leaders worldwide in making their best decisions.

Within Upstream Oil & Gas, the Africa regional Vantage team focuses on sourcing, researching, analysing and reporting production, cost and asset valuation information across Africa. We deliver this information via a cloud-based asset valuation platform.

Your Role

An exciting opportunity has emerged for an Upstream Asset Valuation Research Analyst to maintain, grow and enhance the African upstream content in IHS Markit’s flagship Asset Valuation product, Vantage.

This is a hybrid role that will see you use both your technical experience / knowledge and your insights ability / experience. You will have the opportunity to demonstrate your client engagement skills (internally and externally) and get involved in a breadth of topics.

Key responsibilities include:

  • Responsible for upstream asset evaluation across Africa; research gathering, reserve estimation, production forecasting, field development planning, cost estimation
  • Predominantly responsible for the modelling of the production and costs of oil & gas (conventional and unconventional) projects in the region
  • Perform detailed research and critically assess and capture field/company/country data from both internal and external sources
  • Ensure data validity, consistency and alignment with internal and external benchmarks where possible through the application of rigorous quality control and assurance processes
  • Effectively prioritize competing requests for resources to deliver content, respond to stakeholders and support commercial activities
  • Work within a team of geologists, economists and engineers
  • Use critical judgment to evaluate field development activities and production performance of upstream assets
  • Carry out independent research, integrating findings with internal sources and by leveraging personal technical knowledge and understanding of regional market dynamics to build consistent and insightful asset analysis
  • A significant part of the role is client facing, communicating concepts and workflows in a clear and structured way

About You

  • You are pro-active, dynamic, enthusiastic and efficient with a can-do attitude and you pay particular attention to detail and accuracy.
  • You are a confident, personable and engaging communicator with people at all levels.
  • Fluent in written and spoken English
  • Degree in Petroleum Engineering, Engineering, Geology and/or Economics
  • Ability to critically review inputs, calculations and outputs with keen natural interest in challenging the status quo
  • Strong client-facing skills, with an ability to build audience confidence
  • Able to work collaboratively as part of a global team as well as carry out independent research
  • Comfortable working with large datasets. Experience using Excel and PowerBI would be an advantage
  • Good understanding of the upstream oil and gas sector including; field development, cost estimation, supply/demand, midstream infrastructure and regulatory issues
  • Previous experience in an operating company or as an upstream researcher/analyst for a research or consulting firm highly desirable
  • Experience in business planning, development and investment appraisal of oil & gas projects
  • Experience, or knowledge of the Africa upstream sector would be highly desirable

What we Offer

  • Cash incentive plan
  • Flexible benefits plan
  • Dynamic and fast-paced working environment
  • Opportunities to showcase your expertise to the industry
  • Flexible working


Inclusion and diversity are critical to the success of IHS Markit, and we actively encourage applications from people of all backgrounds. We are committed to providing equal employment opportunity without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, disability, status as a protected veteran, or any other protected category. For more information on the many ways in which we enthusiastically support inclusion and diversity efforts for both candidates and employees, please access our Inclusion & Diversity Statement here.

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