Nikita joined Wood Mackenzie in spring 2015 and is based in our Moscow office.
Nikita is responsible for all fiscal models and analysis in the Asia Pacific region, in addition to client support and fiscal advisory projects.
Before joining Wood Mackenzie, Nikita worked as a senior consultant for Deloitte’s Petroleum Services Group. His responsibilities included economic and fiscal modeling, product demonstrations and external economics presentations.
His background is MSc in Petroleum Economics and Management from Gubkin Russian State University of Oil and Gas and Insitute Francais du Petrole.
Donald is leading HM Treasury policy on tax issues for late-life oil and gas assets, including a recently announced Transferable Tax History for oil and gas companies which will drive further investment into the UK oil and gas industry whilst maximising the return for the nation through tax revenues.
Donald is a chartered accountant by background with extensive professional experience advising oil and gas companies on their UK and international operations prior to working for HM Treasury.
Doug TraskAssistant Deputy Minister, Department of Natural ResourcesGovernment of Newfoundland and Labrador
Assistant Deputy Minister, Department of Natural Resources
Government of Newfoundland and Labrador
Mr. Trask has undergraduate (Bachelor’s Honours) and graduate (Master’s) degrees in Economics and over 30 years work experience in areas specific to economic development, R&D and innovation. He has significant expertise in economic research and analysis, program development and delivery, and the identification of development opportunities in oil and gas, mining and other industries. Previous positions include Senior Economist with the Advisory Council on the Economy, Senior Economic Analyst (Major Projects) with the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency and Vice-President responsible for Strategy, Program Development and Delivery with the Research & Development Corporation. He is currently responsible for the Royalties and Benefits Division of the Department of Natural Resources in the Government of Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada. As Assistant Deputy Minister (Royalties and Benefits), responsibilities include: the negotiation, development, administration and monitoring of oil and gas project agreements and legislation; the development and implementation of royalty regulations and audit requirements; the provision of economic, financial and market information, analysis, and advice required for resource management decisions; and the maximisation of industrial benefits to the local economy from the development of major mining and energy projects through negotiation of benefits commitments, benefits monitoring and international promotion of the province’s industrial capacity and capabilities.
Mr. Statia has a wealth of experience in both the private and public sectors. He served the then Inland Revenue Department for over twenty – two (22) years until 1993 when he resigned as the Senior Deputy Commissioner of Inland Revenue to take up a private sector appointment in the telecommunication sector. He resigned his appointment in 2001 as the General Manager (External Affairs) and migrated to the USA. He has practised for fifteen (15) years as an Attorney – at – Law and as a Certified Public Accountant for over twenty-five years with emphasis on taxation, personal financial and investment planning, and forensic and valuation services.
He has comprehensive knowledge of both US and International Accounting Standards and both Guyana and International tax laws.
He has a proven record of excellent organisation leadership and management skills.
He now serves as the Commissioner – General for the Revenue Authority, a position he has held since July 2016.
27 years’ experience in the oil and gas industry (First 15 years with ExxonMobil and currently 12 years with PETRONAS). Graduated with first class honors, Bachelor of Engineering in Chemical Engineering from the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology, Victoria, Australia. Worked primarily in Economics and Contract Arrangements in PETRONAS and previously with ExxonMobil in the areas of Economics, Planning and Budgeting, Business Development and Gas Marketing.
Renee OrrChief, Office of Strategic ResourcesBureau of Ocean Energy Management, US Department of the Interior
Chief, Office of Strategic Resources
Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, US Department of the Interior
Renee Orr has served for over 30 years in various roles within the Department of the Interior. She joined the ranks of the Department of Interior's Senior Executive Service in 2011 as the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management’s Chief of the Office of Strategic Resources. In that position, she manages the development and implementation of the National Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) Oil and Gas Leasing Program, the conveyance of marine minerals for beach renourishment and coastal restoration projects, the assessment and inventory of oil, gas, and other mineral resources on the OCS, development of fiscal terms and economic evaluations to ensure the receipt of fair market value for the use of OCS resources, comprehensive mapping and boundary efforts, and the identification and mitigation of financial risks associated with OCS oil and gas activities. Ms. Orr holds a B.A. in Economics and History from Metropolitan State College in Denver, Colorado.
Roman KabakovHead of Division of Tax & Customs Tariff Policy in the Oil & Gas IndustryMinistry of Energy, Russian Federation
Head of Division of Tax & Customs Tariff Policy in the Oil & Gas Industry
Ministry of Energy, Russian Federation
Sara GuliyevaSenior Advisor, Tax Policy and Revenues DepartmentMinistry of Finance, Azerbaijan
Senior Advisor, Tax Policy and Revenues Department
Ministry of Finance, Azerbaijan
Sara has experience as an economist, specialising in fiscal policy.
She prepares the proposals to increase an income part of the state budget based on the analysis of the social-economic condition of the country, implements the appropriate measures to ensure discovery and rational use of the available financial reserves, budget-fiscal forecasting and methodical management, analyses fiscal problems relevant to the international economic cooperation, preparation of the recommendations to improve the fiscal relationships with the foreign countries and analyses the financial-economic activity of the state directions, enterprises and organizations, participates in the fiscal inspections and checking of the relevant enterprises and organizations as it is foreseen by the legislation or entrusted by the court’s decision or rights-protection bodies.
She worked for Civil Service Commission under the President of the Republic of Azerbaijan and has also experience in financial accounting.
Simon FlowersChief Analyst and Executive Vice PresidentWood Mackenzie
Chief Analyst and Executive Vice President
Tatiana CarreraHead of Financial Management of E&P ContractsMexican Petroleum Fund
Head of Financial Management of E&P Contracts
Mexican Petroleum Fund
Wissam ZahabiBoard Member and Head of Economics and Finance DepartmentLebanese Petroleum Administration
Board Member and Head of Economics and Finance Department
Lebanese Petroleum Administration
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