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Join us at the IHS Integrated Energy Research Briefing in Beijing.
IHS Energy Senior Director, is a member of the IHS Global Oil and China Energy research teams. Mr. Yan has over 25 years of experience in the Chinese oil and gas industry, specializing in operations strategy, project development and policy. He is an expert on the analysis of Chinese oil demand, refining and industry regulation.
Mr. Yan leads the IHS Energy’s coverage of the Chinese oil market and advises IHS clients on energy investment strategies in China. Prior to joining IHS CERA, Mr. Yan held senior management positions at ARCO China, managing oil downstream business development and leading ARCO’s government relations for upstream operations. Previously Mr. Yan served Eni as Senior Advisor to its chief representative in China, and at Agip China he held management positions in business development and government relations.
Mr. Yan holds an honors diploma from Beijing Foreign Studies University and an advanced degree from the Beijing Institute of International Economic Management. He is based in Beijing.
Michael Rodgers is Vice President of Energy Insight based in Kuala Lumpur and is the IHS leader for upstream research and consulting activities in this region (Upstream, midstream, downstream & chemicals). Prior to IHS, Mike was PFC Energy Managing Partner based in Asia. During his 30-year career as a Petroleum Geologist and Petroleum Economist, Mike has developed deep expertise in geotechnical and economic risk assessment in numerous basins of South America, Africa, the Middle East, the Indian sub-Continent, and Southeast Asia.
Mike has also served as a Senior Vice President of International Business Development with Ocean Energy and Vice President of Business Development at United Meridian Corporation. From 1981-1994 Mike held several technical and managerial positions at Marathon’s research center, corporate headquarters, and in North Africa. His positions with Marathon included Area Manager, Chief Geologist, and Exploration Manager. He started his career at Gulf Oil Research and Development Company in 1978.
James Taverner, Senior Principal Researcher, IHS Energy, specializes in global gas markets, with particular focus on China and global LNG. Mr. Taverner was the project manager and lead researcher for the major IHS Energy Multiclient Study, The New Map of Global Gas, an in-depth analysis of the potential impact of unconventional gas on supply, demand, trade and price in the global market. He has contributed to numerous other IHS Studies, most recently LNG in Transportation: Challenging Oil’s Grip, and Solving the Tangram: Chinese Regional Gas and Power Scenarios, focusing on detailed pathways for China’s energy future.
His expertise includes quantitative analysis and model building of supply and demand fundamentals, as well as analysis of government policy and regulation, gas market development, price trends, storage flexibility, and spot market liquidity. Recent research papers include an assessment of government policy on third-party access to midstream infrastructure in China, and outlooks for how market opening and shale production could impact the formation and level of natural gas prices. His responsibilities also include engagement in tailored consulting projects, for international companies looking for strategic insights in the energy sector in Asia as well as Asia-based companies seeking opportunities globally. He is based in Tokyo and holds an MA from Cambridge University.
Robert is a Director within the Upstream Cost and Technology consulting practice. He brings a wide range of experience from over 12 years in the E&P industry, from pre-FEED engineering and cost estimation to asset valuation and through to strategic advisory and new ventures.
Robert has been based in Singapore since 2012, where he carries out consulting assignments, predominantly focusing on cost engineering, cost estimation, facilities development and asset valuations. Recent projects have included assisting regional service companies with strategic market assessments, valuation of extensive facilities at the end of a PSC and the long-term capability development of a cost estimation team within a regional NOC. He also contributes key cost analysis and benchmarking for asset acquisition due diligence projects. Robert presents regularly at industry events on regional cost trends and project development challenges.
Previous to relocating to Singapore, Robert was an engineer within the QUE$TOR development in London, where he was responsible for the development and enhancement of numerous cost models as well as providing client support and training.
Robert holds a MEng degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of Nottingham, UK and is a member of the Institute of Chemical Engineers.