Ben Chu

Director of Equities, LNG & Proprietary
 
Ben Chu

I've been in the energy industry for 20 years, starting out as a boots on the ground roughneck on a gas drilling rig. I worked my way up through critical upstream engineering and analyst roles with major industry players, such as Exxon and BP. While at BP, I led a global effort to manage the major well service providers using field derived operational reports, participating as the analyst in C-suite level meetings. I also wrote strategy white papers covering market dynamics, procurement and management of 4th and 5th generation deep-water rigs, besides holding other engineering and commercial responsibilities.

I don't just know the ins and outs of oil and gas producers, but I understand and am deeply interested in the broader commodity markets as well. I moved from the upstream and worked a number of years on a major gas trading floor, providing forecasts for North American Gas Production and analysis of NYMEX, regional gas and electricity markets. As an example, I tracked and forecasted salt dome storage behavior for trading purposes prior to the EIA publishing salt storage on a weekly basis. 

Here at Genscape, I continue to support our gas forecasting and monitoring efforts, including Gas Production, LNG and Proprietary Storage monitoring. I'm venturing into a whole new intelligence space, where we harness our technology to provide insight into daily production of oil and gas companies and daily throughput of mid-stream companies. I'm especially excited about our new Tesla product, the first-ever product of its kind. I enjoy sharing our points of view at numerous industry events, including larger industry forums where I have spoken and moderated, and also at private hosted events.