IHS Markit Sr Associate, Upstream Plays & Basins in Houston, Texas

About IHS Markit

IHS Markit harnesses deep sources of information, analytics and expertise to forge solutions for the industries and markets that drive global economies. Our company partners with clients in business, finance and government to provide the unrivaled insights and perspectives that lead to well-informed, confident decisions. We call this The New Intelligence. IHS Markit serves more than 50,000 key customers in more than 140 countries, including 80 percent of the Fortune Global 500. We help decision makers apply higher-level thinking to daily tasks and strategic issues across a host of industries and disciplines including energy, finance, automotive, engineering, technology, maritime and trade, aerospace and defense, chemical, and economics and country risk.

Headquartered in London, IHS Markit (Nasdaq: INFO) is committed to sustainable, profitable growth.

Principal Accountabilities

Play a leading role in the preparation, visualization, and management of data and analytics capabilities that support basin and play insights for the Basin Insights Service, and more broadly the Plays & Basins Capability within the Energy Insight Upstream business. Abilities, skills and tasks include (but are not limited) to basin and play evaluation and analytics, strong quantitative skills, understanding of conventional and unconventional plays, activities and challenges, the ability to integrate and generate useful visualization of blended technical and commercial data to support workflows in the international E&P arena.

Contribute to overall Upstream Plays & Basins analysis of the global E&P industry including market trends, the competitive environment and the strategy, basin and play competitiveness, competitive landscaping and leading indicators for same.

Work closely with other members of the Upstream Plays & Basins team to manage and grow the practice and deliver strong financial results as well as integrate with other dimensions across the Upstream business group.

Support ad hoc custom analytic requests and potential client facing opportunities.

Job Complexity/Scope Differentiators

• Through knowledge and experience, has achieved external recognition as expert, generally in their specific area

• Independently interacts with colleagues and clients on areas of focus and expertise

• Challenges existing analytical framework

• Understands and copes with ambiguity and contradiction

• Can identify and articulate core/essential issues within complex problems, and deliver analytics and solutions.

• Influences decisions within own unit

• Acts as a change agent within own team or activity

• Develops, motivates and mentors staff within own area.

• Develops a thorough understanding of the IHS business model.

• Manages and delivers mid- scale/moderate complexity consulting projects.

Knowledge and Skills

  • Graduate Degree in Geology, or Petroleum Engineering, Finance, or Economics, or equivalent required.

  • At least 5 years working experience in the oil and gas industry or related financial services industries.

  • Knowledge of E&P asset modeling and understanding of basins, plays, fields and wells.

  • Able to work in teams across offices and with members in other practices in a cooperative and efficient manner.

  • Self-starter and demonstrated leadership skills.

  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to develop good working relationships with colleagues and clients.

  • Required skill(s): Microsoft Excel, Tableau, Spotfire

  • Able to work in a multicultural setting

  • Analytical, quantitative, and able to see the big picture and draw forward-looking conclusions by synthesizing and digesting large sets of data

  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills are critical to this position

  • Required language(s): English.


  • Minimum of 2 years of experience within commercial analytics within E&P industry.

  • Background in Machine Learning and Financial/Economic Analysis, preferably in an Upstream environment.

  • Experience with SQL, SAS, VBA, Python, Java Script, Tableau, and/or Spotfire.

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office programs.

  • Initiative to generate and communicate project ideas to management.

  • Ability to complete objectives and goals with minimal supervision.

  • Develop and give oral presentations to both large and small groups.

  • Understanding of business drivers, trends and client needs

Education and Certifications

• University degree (Bachelors or equivalent) in Economics, Statistics, Engineering, Geoscience or related field.

• Graduate degree highly desirable.


Customer Focus

Results Orientation

Decision Making and Problem Solving

Teamwork and Collaboration

Effective Communication

People and Team Leadership

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