Bob Fryklund

Chief Upstream Strategist, IHS Energy


Houston, Texas, U.S.


Mr. Bob Fryklund, Chief Upstream Strategist, IHS Energy, has 35 years of experience in exploration and production as a proven explorer and senior executive. He is an industry expert on upstream strategic issues, including company building, portfolio management, access, valuation, Latin America and unconventionals. Mr. Fryklund is a frequent keynote speaker for industry events, including the World Economic Forum, IHS CERAWEEK, IEF-OPEC, OTC, NAPE, AAPG and SPE. A regular contributor to leading industry publications, he serves on the AAPG advisory board and the board of directors of the Independent Petroleum Association of America (IPAA), as well as ARPEL, a non-profit association of companies and institutions in the oil, gas and biofuels sector in Latin America. He is a frequent expert witness, and he has been instrumental in many industry game-changing discoveries of giant oil & gas fields, including the largest M & A deal in the last decade. Mr. Fryklund’s education includes advanced studies and an advanced management certificate.  He graduated from Hamilton College, Clinton, N.Y., U.S., with a Bachelor of Arts in Geology.​