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Thomas Parambil Jacob

Senior Research Analyst – Upstream Research, IHS Markit

Mr. Thomas Parambil Jacob is a senior research analyst and consultant in the Upstream Research group at IHS Markit. Mr. Jacob serves as lead analyst on ProppantIQ, IHS Markit's quarterly market intelligence product that provides analysis, insights and forecasts for proppant demand, supply, pricing and logistics in the US & Canada. In addition, he contributes to several other IHS Markit products and services, including WellIQ and PumpingIQ. Mr. Jacob has presented IHS Markit proppant research at various client sites. He plays a vital role in forecasting drilling and completions (D&C) activity in the US, identifying trends in stimulation chemicals and the proppant market. He is responsible for managing FracDB, IHS Markit's proprietary database of US and Canadian wells, which contains data for over 120,000 wells and over 4 million constituent records including information on those engaging in hydraulic fracturing and using frac chemistry. Mr. Jacob also leverages his knowledge of the unconventional oil and gas industry to assist on several consulting engagements. Examples of his work in this role include carrying out an operational due diligence study on behalf of a secured lender on a sand mine; working for a large chemicals company conducting a market study on "energized fracs" conducting a comprehensive market study for a major proppant provider by developing robust oil price scenarios and modelling the potential impact of oil prices on D&C activity and proppant demand. Mr. Jacob holds a Master of Science in Operations Research and Industrial Engineering from The University of Texas at Austin, US, and a Bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering from VIT University in India.

  • Oil & Gas
  • Energy Services
  • Energy equipment & services
  • Oil & gas upstream

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