Offshore Technology takes a look at the top influencers in oil and gas supply, with help from the GlobalData influencer platform.

Top ten influencers in oil and gas supply

1) Giovanni Staunovo

Job title: Commodity Analyst, UBS Wealth Management

Bio: Giovanni is a commodity analyst at UBS Wealth Management. He has previously worked as a G10 FX strategist at UBS and, prior to that, spent two years working as a research assistant at the Swiss National Bank, within the money market and foreign exchange department.

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  • Twitter followers: 10,517
  • GlobalData influencer score: 100

2) Anas Alhajji

Job title: Oil and Gas Consultant

Bio: Anas is a respected energy economist, research, writer and speaker, who focuses topics such as the oil and gas market outlook, energy geopolitics and security, and digital disruption in the supply and demand of energy. He has held positions such as Managing Partner at Energy Outlook Advisors LLC, and Chief Economist at NGP Energy Capital Management.

  • Twitter followers: 27,500
  • GlobalData influencer score: 83

3) Samir Madani

Job title: Oil and Gas Consultant

Bio: Samir is an entrepreneur that worked in the technology industry for 20 years before leaving to monitor the oil and gas supply. In 2016, he co-founded daily oil volume and price tracker website Tanker Trackers and the Organization of Oil-Trading Tweeters, which provides the industry real-time news and statistics on global oil markets.

  • Twitter followers: 24,923
  • GlobalData influencer score: 76

4) Ed Crooks

Job title: US industry and Energy Editor, Financial Times

Bio: Ed has been with the Financial Times since 1999, serving as energy editor, UK news editor and economics editor in London, UK, before becoming US industry and energy editor in New York. Prior to that, Ed worked as an economics correspondent for the BBC, reporter and editor for Investors Chronicle and also an economic analyst at the Institute for Fiscal Studies.

  • Twitter followers: 35,888
  • GlobalData influencer score: 70

5) Lisa Ward

Job title: Energy Consultant

Bio: Lisa is a co-founder of Tanker Trackers and the Organization of Oil-trading Tweeters. She has more than six years’ experience in the field of finance and banking, holding roles in operations, customer relations, project management, accounts and treasuries, among a range of other job functions.

  • Twitter followers: 10,766
  • GlobalData influencer score: 64

6) Herman Wang

Job title: Senior Writer, S&P Global Platts

Bio: Herman is London-based senior writer covering OPEC developments for energy markets and industry news service Platts. Before this, Herman worked in Washington, DC, covering Congress and federal politics for newspapers and financial media.

  • Twitter followers: 9,369
  • GlobalData influencer score: 63

7) Jennifer A Dlouhy

Job title: Energy and Environmental Policy Reporter, Bloomberg

Bio: Since 2015, Jennifer has worked at Bloomberg as an energy and environmental policy reporter, writing about environmental regulations and energy policy in Washington, DC. Prior to that, Jennifer spent 10 years as a Washington, DC correspondent for the Houston Chronicle, covering energy with a special focus on oil and gas.

  • Twitter followers: 23,787
  • GlobalData influencer score: 63

8) Ernest Scheyder

Job title: National Energy Correspondent, Reuters

Bio: Ernest is a national energy correspondent for the North American energy industry at Reuters. He covers technological, political and regulatory developments affecting the oil and natural gas industry. He spent almost two years at the Bakken shale oil patch in North Dakota, where he wrote about the fracking boom and bust.

  • Twitter followers: 7,409
  • GlobalData influencer score: 63

9) Lee Saks

Job title: Futures/FX trader

Bio: Lee is a Futures/FX trader in New York City, US.

  • Twitter followers: 20,147
  • GlobalData influencer score: 63

10) Jesse Jenkins

Job title: Independent Energy Consultant

Bio: Jesse is an independent consultant and researcher with more than 10 years’ experience in the energy sector. His areas of expertise include electric power systems, electricity regulation and markets, energy economics, climate change policy and innovation. In September 2018, Jesse began a post-doctoral environmental fellowship at Harvard Kennedy School.

  • Twitter followers: 19,473
  • GlobalData influencer score: 61



The analysis provided by GlobalData is based on relevance, the number of followers, connections, online engagement and expert analysis.

Influencers are evaluated on a series of specific keywords related to the oil and gas supply sector, which they have tweeted in or around the last 90 days.

A more detailed daily analysis is available for GlobalData subscribers.