Jim Duncan - Director - Market Research for ConocoPhillips Gas & Power

He is responsible for developing customized financial market strategies for both ConocoPhillips and its customers. Using mathematical modeling to simulate financial markets as well as extensive market research and analysis, his team continually evaluates all facets of the market to optimize asset values.

In addition to his financial acumen in reading and predicting shifts in the market, Dr. Duncan, a Marine, has a broad background in science and the arts. He spent three years as an Assistant Professor of Chemistry at the university level. Dr. Duncan was also a manager in the petrochemical and additives industries where he had leadership positions in R&D, marketing, and business development.

A popular speaker within the natural gas industry, Dr. Duncan has spoken to both producers and end-users on topics such as “Strategies of Success for Price Risk”, “Crisis Price Management", and "Price Outlook and Natural Gas Fundamentals". He is a featured speaker at numerous conferences and symposiums throughout North America.

Dr. Duncan is a member of the International Association of Energy Economists. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry from Millsap College in Jackson, Ms. and Ph. D. in Chemistry from University of Houston.

Married with three children, Dr. Duncan enjoys swing and western dance and flying "any kind" of airplane. Classically trained in opera during college, he has also had a successful career in broadcast, performance voice, recording, and conducting.