Dr. Wumi Iledare has around 20 years of professional experience in petroleum economics. Dr. Wumi is currently the Professor of Petroleum Economics and Policy Research and the Director of the Energy Information and Data Division of the Louisiana State University Center for Energy Studies.
Dr. Wumi worked as a petroleum/reservoir professional with Shell Petroleum Development Company in Nigeria and Mobil Producing Nigeria, and as an energy specialist with the California Energy Commission. Dr. Wumi also publishes on upstream oil and gas economics and policy within the U.S. Gulf Coast and Nigeria.
His focus is on analysis of global oil and gas industry structure, conduct, and performance; oil and gas exploration and production economics; the environmental effects of oil and gas exploration and production; taxation and regulation of the oil and gas industry; and refinery and petrochemical economics and policy. Recent seminal research contributions include an empirical analysis of worldwide deepwater prospects with emphasis on the U.S. Gulf of Mexico OCS region and the state of the global oil industry with respect to whether the world is running in to oil or out of it.