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Senior Research Fellow, Oxford Institute for Energy Studies, University of Oxford

James Henderson has been analysing the Russian oil and gas industry for the past 20 years. Having been Head of Energy for Wood Mackenzie Consultants in the mid-1990s he moved to Moscow as Head of Oil & Gas Research for Renaissance Capital in 1997, and in 1999 became Head of Equity Research. Having returned to the UK in 2002 he became Head of Russia at Lambert Energy Advisory while also studying for his doctoral thesis on partnership in the Russian oil and gas industry at the University of London, which he completed in 2010. He then became a Senior Research Fellow at OIES contributing to the work of the Gas and Oil programmes, mainly covering Russia and the CIS but also contributing research on various global gas issues. His recent publications include analysis of potential North American gas exports and changes in the domestic Russian gas market, while research in progress includes a working paper on Australian LNG prospects and a book on the Russian Gas Matrix (edited with Simon Pirani) to be published by OIES in 2014.


  • –present
    Senior Research Fellow, Oxford Institute for Energy Studies


  • 2010 
    London University, PhD
  • 1987 
    Oxford University, MA


  • 2014
    International Partnership in Russia: Conclusions from the Oil and Gas Industry, Palgrave Macmillan
  • 2010
    Non-Gazprom Production in Russia, OIES