Wood Mackenzie

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Wood Mackenzie, also known as WoodMac, is a global[1] energy, chemicals, renewables, metals and mining research and consultancy group[2][3] with an international reputation for supplying comprehensive data, written analysis and consultancy advice.[4] In 2015, the company was acquired by Verisk Analytics, an American data analytics and risk assessment firm, in a deal valued at $2.8 billion.[5]

WoodMac is based in Edinburgh, Scotland, though it has over 25 offices worldwide. The company's energy business was founded in 1973, when it started reviewing the North Sea oilfields. Between 2007 and 2014, Wood Mackenzie acquired coal specialists Hill & Associates in the US, Barlow Jonker in Australia, and Brook Hunt, the UK-based metals analysts.[6][7][8]

Since 2015 a host of companies have become part of Wood Mackenzie including PSG, a petroleum database service; PCI, the specialist chemicals analysis group; Greentech Media, providing analysis of the solar market [9] and MAKE, providing analysis of global wind power.



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  4. "Wood Mackenzie". Institute of Petroleum. Cornell University. 62 (732–743): 234. 2008.

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  5. Kent, Sarah. "Verisk Analytics to Buy Wood Mackenzie for $2.8 Billion; Acquisition of energy consultancy boosts U.S. company’s international exposure", The Wall Street Journal, 10 March 2015. Accessed 30 July 2015.
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  9. "Green Technology | Clean Tech & Renewable Energy News". Greentechmedia.com. Retrieved 2018-06-17.

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