You Need a Strategic Partner Who Is Committed to Driving Tangible Change
When you work with Stratas Advisors, some of the most knowledgeable people in the global energy business are putting their brainpower to work for you. Stationed around the globe, our team of innovative analysts, GIS gurus and industry veterans has the talent and experience to not only spot a trend in a pile of numbers, but tell you how to turn that trend into a competitive advantage.
This wide-ranging expertise, coupled with an integrated, structured approach, allows us to explain current and future big-picture dynamics while also delving deeply into specific sectors, industries and regions.
Meet Our Experts
John Paisie | Executive Vice President | +1.713.260.4628 | email
Mr. Paisie is responsible for managing the research and consulting business worldwide. Prior to joining Stratas Advisors, Paisie was a partner with PFC Energy, a strategic consultancy based in Washington, D.C., where he led a global practice focused on helping clients (including IOCs, NOC, independent oil companies and governments) to understand the future market environment and competitive landscape, set an appropriate strategic direction and implement strategic initiatives. He worked more than eight years with IBM Consulting (formerly PriceWaterhouseCoopers, PwC Consulting) as an associate partner in the strategic change practice focused on the energy sector while residing in Houston, Singapore, Beijing and London. He was also a leader in the mergers and acquisition practice, and participated in several transactions. As an expatriate, he lived in Southeast Asia, China, the Middle East, Europe and Latin America. He started his career as an engineer with Sun Oil and worked as a project manager for Saudi Aramco before moving into strategy consulting. He earned his Bachelor of Science degree in engineering from the University of Toledo and his MBA from Purdue University.
Dr. Sang Hyun (Sean) Lee, PhD | Director, Forecasting | +1.713.260.4605 | email
Mr. Lee is responsible for analyzing the energy data value chain (oil, natural gas, NGLs, biofuels, refined products and petrochemicals) to develop forecasts and quantitative/analytic models in the Stratas Advisors’ analytics group. He is developing and enhancing forecasting models for global and regional energy demand, supply and prices using an econometrics approach. He is also performing various sensitivity and scenario analyses and high-level analytic or pricing modeling. Prior to joining Stratas Advisors, he worked for GS E&C, a global engineering firm, where he performed market research on pursuing business opportunities in the oil and gas markets by analyzing upstream, midstream and downstream value chains, along with dynamic energy market outlooks. He was responsible for analyzing and reporting energy market fundamentals for global oil and gas markets to support the company’s strategic decision-making process. He earned a bachelor degree from SungKyunKwan University in South Korea and a masters and doctorate from Texas A&M University.
Jeff Quigley | Director, Energy Markets | email
Mr. Quigley is the director of Energy Markets for Stratas Advisors. With more than 12 years of experience, he is responsible for market monitoring and forecasting across the entire value chain. Quigley manages Stratas’ Short-Term Price Outlook Service, which combines market fundamentals, geopolitics and Stratas’ own economic outlook to build an integrated, data-driven outlook on key energy markers for the next 24 months. Prior to joining Stratas Advisors, Quigley was a senior associate with Energy Ventures Analysis (EVA), a strategic consultancy based in Arlington, Va. There he led teams covering international energy markets, oil and gas and solid fuels (coal) serving major US utilities, trade associations and global energy companies. Before joining EVA, Quigley served seven years as a manager and lead analyst at PFC Energy (now IHS) in Washington, DC. There, he led a team of analysts focused on long-term forecasting and quantitative analysis of the oil and gas sector. Quigley holds an MBA from George Washington University and a BS in Business Administration from American University.
Thomas Buonomo | Analyst | email
Mr. Buonomo is an analyst with Stratas Advisors specializing in country risk. He has 10 years of professional experience in international and energy affairs, with a primary focus on Middle East affairs and energy security policy. He manages production of Stratas Advisors' quarterly Geopolitical Risk Outlook, a service housed within the Executive Suite, which provides forecasts in quantitative and qualitative terms on several of the most unstable oil-exporting countries in the world. He is also responsible for providing analysis and insights on major geopolitical issues on an events-driven basis, as well as related inputs to other Stratas Advisors services. Buonomo holds a dual BS in Political Science and Middle East Studies from the US Air Force Academy and completed his master's thesis on U.S.-Iran relations for an MA in Middle East Studies at the Elliott School of International Affairs, The George Washington University.
Bryan Sims | Manager, Energy Perspectives | email
Mr. Sims manages our newest offering, Energy Perspectives. With nearly 10 years of energy industry experience, Sims focuses on providing timely, reliable and relevant analysis of various topics and their implications to the entire energy value chain. These include oil supply/demand, refining and processing, gas processing/NGL, fuels (gasoline and distillates), petrochemicals, LNG, alternative fuels, syngas and policy and regulation. Prior to joining Stratas Advisors, Sims served as Editor of Hart Energy's Ethanol & Biofuels News newsletter and subsequently Executive Editor of company's Downstream Business editorial franchise. Sims received the 2015 Hart Energy Award of Excellence for feature writing and, in 2013 and 2016, won the top editorial prize for energy writing from FOLIO: magazine, the leading publication serving the U.S. media industry. Prior to joining Hart Energy, Sims held the position of associate editor for BBI International, covering biofuels for the company's two premier publications. Before covering biofuels, he wrote for two daily newspapers located in Wahpeton, N.D., and Crookston, Minn. Sims is a retired veteran of the Army National Guard. He holds a B.A. in Communication from the University of North Dakota.
Shuqiang Feng | Director, Upstream | +1.713.260.6476 | email
Mr. Feng has over 16 years of experience in oil and gas industry specializing on upstream oil and gas field development and oilfield service market. He focuses on modeling and analyzing country level oil and gas production supply by managing Global Hydrocarbon Supply (GHS) Service, and maintaining a global upstream project database, which include onshore/offshore field construction, field development life-cycle timeline, field development spending assessment, field production forecasting and project economic valuation, etc. He holds a M.Sc. in Petroleum Mechanical Engineering from University of Petroleum, China, and an M.B.A in Finance from Tulane University.
Greg Haas | Director, Integrated Oil and Gas | +1.713.260.5201 | email
Mr. Haas leverages more than 25 years of integrated global energy experience as he leads a team serving the global energy industry clientele of the North American Midstream practice and institutional energy industry investors via ongoing independent research and retainer relationships. He currently oversees the Midstream research practice related to developments in the crude oil, condensate, NGL and natural gas industries, including the North American NGL, North American Natural Gas and North American Oil services. Prior to joining Stratas Advisors, Greg held operating and research roles while at Exxon, the Electric Power Research Institute, energy and power consultancies, and energy equity analyst roles at brokerage firms Raymond James Financial and Sanders Morris Harris Group. Haas holds an MBA, Finance, from Rice University and master and bachelor of science degrees in engineering from the University of Illinois.
George Popps | Analyst, LNG | +1.713.260.4645 | email
Mr. Popps is the lead analyst for Stratas Advisors’ Global LNG service and a contributor to the Global Gas service. He focuses primarily on the world trade of LNG while also adding support for Stratas’ engagements regarding LNG as a fuel. Prior to joining Stratas he spent time with Zeus Intelligence, a natural gas research firm, where he served in a similar analytical role. He holds a BBA in Finance from the College of William and Mary in Virginia.
Chris Cothran | Analyst, Gasification | +1.713.260.4663 | email
Mr. Cothran is a gasification analyst for Stratas Advisors and the research and analysis lead of the company’s gasification services. From 2009 to 2015, Chris was the editor of the industry-leading Zeus Syngas Refining Report, a newsletter spanning global synthesis gas developments. In 2015, Chris spearheaded the launch of Stratas Advisors’ Global Syngas Service, an energy project and trend assessment service covering the synthesis gas to product industries. Chris has presented research findings at multiple industry events covering a range of subjects including stranded natural gas monetization, mid-tier natural gas utilization, natural gas conversion, underground coal gasification and biomass gasification.
Anjani Singh | Director, Downstream| +1.713.260.6412 | email
Mr. Singh has more than 18 years of experience in the oil and gas sector, including extensive experience in the refining and petrochemical segments. He has extensive experience modeling refining and petrochemical assets and assessing the impact of capital investments, changing feedstock and the integration of assets. Anjani oversees the Downstream practice, including the Global Refining & Products and North American Refining & Products services. Prior to joining Stratas Advisors, he spent nearly eight years with AspenTech, where he was a senior manager with the responsibility of leading the process engineering models development team. He was also a manager of process engineering–production management with Reliance Industry Limited, where he was involved in the operations of refining and petrochemicals assets. Mr. Singh has a MS from Oklahoma State University and a BS from IIT, Kharagpur, both in chemical engineering.
Fuel & Transport
Huiming Li | Director, Global Fuel Specifications | +65.6353.6126 | email
Ms. Huiming Li, based in Singapore, directs research and consulting for the Global Fuel Specifications (formerly the International Fuel Quality Center). Li leads GFS’s mission to improve communications among the refining, automobile and governmental sectors and enhance understanding of fuel-quality issues, and advises GFS clients, companies, governments and non-governmental organizations on fuel quality and policy issues. She also runs the day-to-day operations in the Singapore office. Prior to leading the GFS service, she directed research and consulting on the Asia-Pacific region for its fuels and transport services. She specialized in Asian fuel quality, biofuels and alternative fuels policy, and market trends. Ms. Li was a key author of the annual Global Biofuels Outlook, and has made numerous presentations on global and Asian fuel quality and biofuels developments at regional conferences and strategic meetings with clients. She continues to serve as a senior analyst for Stratas Advisors, regularly lending her expertise and strategic insights to clients. Ms. Li, a native of Singapore, earned her bachelor’s degree with honors in chemical engineering from the National University of Singapore.
Kuntal Vora | Director, Global Automotive | +1.713.260.6463 | email
Mr. Vora is responsible for the Global Automotive service. A native of Bombay, he is a 2006 graduate from West Virginia University (WVU) with a master’s degree in aerospace engineering. He earned a double baccalaureate in aerospace engineering and mechanical engineering from WVU in 2004. Vora is multilingual and his experience includes heavy-duty automobile emissions modeling, advanced hybrid automobile design and prototyping, and unmanned aerial vehicles design and prototyping. He was based in Hart Energy’s Singapore office in 2007, after which he relocated to the head office in Houston.
Eric Lundin | Manager, Biofuels and Alternative Fuels | +1.713.260.6445 | email
Mr. Lundin is responsible for managing the services pertaining to biofuels and alternative fuels. He has 10 years of experience in assessing the current and future market conditions pertaining to transportation fuels including biofuels and RINs, and helping clients develop appropriate strategies. Prior to joining Stratas Advisors he was a senior consultant at IHS, where he was responsible for assessing and modeling refined product demand, including the linkages between gasoline and diesel demand with vehicle fleets and the biofuel markets. Mr. Lundin has a MA in International Relations from John Hopkins University, School of Advanced International Studies, and a BA in Economics and Foreign Affairs from the University of Virginia.