Vice President – Upstream Energy, IHS Markit
Houston, Texas, US
Mr. Fryklund is vice president and chief strategist for the Upstream Energy Group at IHS Markit. He has more than 35 years of industry experience focusing on global upstream strategic leadership and opportunity access and assessment. He also has held various leadership positions with British Borneo, Union Texas, and Amerada Hess. Mr. Fryklund is a member of the Houston Geological Society and the American Association of Petroleum Geologists and has published numerous articles in three languages. A recognized expert on upstream oil and gas, he frequently speaks at key industry meetings, such as the World Economic Forum, CERAWeek by IHS Markit, the Offshore Technology Conference and the American Association of Petroleum Geologists Conference. He is also an established media consultant and source for both print and television. Mr. Fryklund serves or has served on several boards and executive committees, including the Association of Petroleum Geologists Advisory Board; the Independent Producers Association of America; the Brazilian Petroleum Institute; the International Energy Agency; the Libya-US Council, a bilateral trade association; and American School of Tripoli. Prior to joining IHS Markit he served as President, Libya, and as Brazil Country Manager for ConocoPhillips. Mr. Fryklund holds an AB from Hamilton College, has completed advanced studies at the University of Houston and the University of Tulsa, and holds an advanced certificate in management.