Oscar Abbink

Oscar Abbink is responsible for analysis of the strategic implications of new technologies in the oil and gas sector in IHS Markit and leads the Upstream Technology and Innovation advisory service. He is widely respected for his knowledge and global experience with upstream oil and gas, energy industry monitoring and trends, and oil and gas digitalization.

Dr. Abbink has more than 20 years’ experience in the international energy sector, particularly in nearly all areas of exploration and production and related domains and he has traveled extensively to most major hydrocarbon-producing regions. He has led many research and consulting projects advising organizations with their technology strategy, benchmarking, and implementation, and their digital transformation. Previously, Dr. Abbink was Industry Leader, Oil and Gas, Business Consulting, with a major system integrator, and Director Oil and Gas with a major research organization.

Dr. Abbink holds a M.Sc. and an industry-sponsored Ph.D. from Utrecht University, the Netherlands and is fluent in Dutch and English.