Director, Upstream Costs and Technology, IHS MarkitJames Blanchard is the product manager of the costs and technology services at IHS Markit, helping customers to manage their costs, harness market opportunities and advance technology to gain a competitive edge.
Mr. Blanchard has over 20 years working in the upstream oil and gas industry with extensive international business experience from working in Europe, Africa, Middle East, CIS and Asia Pacific. He is responsible for the operations and commercial activities within the upstream costs and technology group, providing forward-looking market analysis, indexes and insights on project costs, service and equipment markets, and on technology developments. Mr. Blanchard spent 15 years based in South East Asia where he held various technical and business development roles. Mr. Blanchard holds a Bachelor of Arts (Hons.) in business information systems.
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