Oscar Abbink is a Director with IHS Markit's Upstream Research Group, where he examines the strategic implications of new technologies in the upstream sector. He helps to lead the Upstream Technology and Innovation service and contributes the upstream technology perspective to IHS Markit. Dr Abbink has more than 20 years of experience in the international energy sector, particularly in nearly all areas of exploration and production (E&P) and related domains and he has travelled extensively to most major hydrocarbon-producing regions. Dr Abbink has led many research and consulting projects advising organizations with their Digitalization technology strategy, deployment and implementation. Prior to joining IHS Markit Dr Abbink was Industry Leader, Oil and Gas, with CGI Business Consulting. Earlier he was with TNO, a technology organization, where he was responsible for all subsurface oil and gas activities, and was Managing Director with a small E&P oil field service company. Dr Abbink holds an MSc and an industry-sponsored PhD from Utrecht University in the Netherlands.