John Wright

Petroleum Economist

John Wright has more than 20 years’ experience within petroleum economics, supporting a wide range of E&P companies and investors with economic modelling, portfolio valuation, fiscal agreement negotiation and decision analysis.


  • Petroleum economics
  • Portfolio valuation and rationalisation
  • Decision analysis (risk and uncertainty)
  • Fiscal agreement negotiation


1-2 Apollo Studios,
Charlton Kings Rd,
London NW5 2SB

John Wright is the senior consultant Petroleum Economist for OPC.  He has more than 25 years’ experience in oil and gas, initially within petroleum engineering and then specialising as an Economist within CNR, Amerada Hess and BG Group.  He has worked as an expert petroleum economics consultant for more than 10 years.

John has experience of projects in Africa, South America, SE Asia, the Middle East  and the UK North Sea undertaking roles including leading new venture teams both in conventional E&P, commercialization of gas through LNG and Coal Bed Methane.  His key areas of experience include:

  • Corporate Valuations
  • Petroleum Econmics modelling
  • Development concept design and costing
  • Probabilistic decision analysis and Value of Information
  • Portfolio resource distributions encompassing risk, dependency and budgetary limits
  • Framing issues of multi-discipline teams

John holds a Petroleum Engineering MSc from Imperial College London.

News, articles and projects
Prospect Screening

OPC’s independent assessment of the commerciality and chance of success of the prospect helped the client to decide on whether the prospect is a farm-in opportunity they should pursue. OPC’s…

Mature Asset Ownership Transition

OPC technical staff from multiple disciplines assisted an NOC to successfully transition the running of a mature offshore oilfield from the previous Operator.

Extensive reservoir study

OPC conducted an extensive reservoir study of a large field in West Africa in order to define and assess the remaining production opportunities in the field.

Review of assets – North Africa

OPC carried out a technical review of producing and developing fields in Egypt on behalf of a leading international bank.

Integrated production model of 40 North Sea fields

OPC’s in-house subsurface team created a GAP, Prosper, MBAL (IPM) model for a client in the Southern North Sea.

Technical asset evaluation for global bank

OPC was retained by a leading international bank to provide technical expertise into the annual re-determination of loan facilities for the bank’s clients who have multiple assets across Egypt and…

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