Please register for our first fall webinar on Friday, September 29 from 10:30am-11:30am Eastern! We are delighted to have Michael Cohen (bp) and Abhi Rajendran (Energy Intelligence) join us for a conversation on the state of global oil and gas markets. We will discuss key market drivers with emphasis on the near-to-medium term. Speakers will also share their views on the implications for the energy transition. NCAC President, TJ Conway, will moderate the webinar.
Michael Cohen is Chief US Economist and Head of Oil and Refining in bp’s Strategy, Sustainability & Ventures group. In this role, he is responsible for short, medium, and long term oil market and industry analysis that informs bp’s Leadership Team and the bp Energy Outlook.
Prior to joining bp in May 2019, Mr. Cohen was Barclays’ Global Head of Commodities Research. He also worked for a decade in the public sector as an Economist with the US Department of Energy, and as a senior member of the Oil Markets Division at the IEA.
He is the chair of the US Association of Energy Economists’ Business committee, a non-resident fellow at the Payne Institute for Public Policy at the Colorado School of Mines, and he serves on the boards of Our Energy Policy, the Middle East Institute, and the Deans Advisory Council for OSU’s College of the Arts and Sciences. He frequently lectures on energy, oil markets, and geopolitics at several universities.
Mr. Cohen graduated Phi Beta Kappa with dual undergraduate degrees in Business and Political Science from The Ohio State University and a Masters in International Economics from Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies. He is fluent in Russian and French.
Abhi Rajendran is a Director of Energy Intelligence Research. Key focus areas of Energy Intelligence Research include the energy transition, corporate strategy and competitor intelligence, oil and gas/LNG markets, and aboveground risk.
Abhi leads Oil Market Research, which builds on our oil fundamental supply, demand and price data, to develop supply, demand and price forecasts out through the 10-year strategic window. He is responsible for identifying and analyzing key trends ranging from upstream to downstream (refining, petrochemicals) subsectors, as well as other areas tied to North America energy, corporate/financial analysis, oil-field services and LNG. Abhi contributes to integrated coverage across other Research areas, as well as bespoke Advisory engagements on oil market analysis and corporate strategy.
Prior to joining Energy Intelligence in July 2017, Abhi spent two years as an investor in the following sectors: energy (E&Ps, OFS, infrastructure/MLPs, majors/integrateds), renewables, refining and chemicals (petrochemicals, specialty chemicals). Abhi also spent seven years as a sell-side Equity Research Analyst, including five at Credit Suisse where he was a Lead Analyst for the MLP/infrastructure/LNG sectors and also covered the chemicals sector.
Abhi earned a BA in computer science and economics from Cornell University, and holds a master’s degree in information systems management from Carnegie Mellon University.
This event is free for NCAC-USAEE members. The Zoom link will be at the very bottom of the confirmation email from NCAC-USAEE, after you register. Non-members can either pay $10 for the event or sign up for NCAC-USAEE membership at: https://www.ncac-usaee.org/membership and then sign-up for the event for free on the website calendar. 2023 membership entitles participation for the remainder of the year.