Managing Director, Natural Gas & Liquids
Kevin Petak, Managing Director of Natural Gas and Liquids Markets in ICF has over 30 years of experience in the energy industry. He has directed numerous energy market analyses to support strategic planning needs at energy companies. The analyses have investigated the impact of oil and gas production, gas storage, LNG exports, and pipeline expansions on gas prices; the effect of weather and oil prices on gas markets; and the impact of carbon control strategies on fuel markets. These analyses have been widely used to support facilities/fuels/contracts management and planning, mergers and acquisitions, investment decisions, risk management, and hedge strategies.
Mr. Petak has directed market modeling for the National Petroleum Council, America’s Natural Gas Alliance, the American Gas Foundation, the Interstate Natural Gas Association of America, the Canadian Energy Research Institute, and the Ontario Energy Board. Much of Mr. Petak’s work focuses on projecting market growth, supply, prices, and infrastructure development for North American energy markets by using ICF’s Gas Market Model and ICF’s Oil and NGL Transportation Models. The ICF models are the primary tools used for ICF’s fuel market subscription services, which Mr. Petak manages. In the past few years, Mr. Petak has completed a number of studies that have focused on the amount of natural gas supply and infrastructure that is likely to be developed under different scenarios, and on the economic impacts of the investments. More recent work has looked at potential development opportunities for NGL and oil markets. Before working in energy market analysis, Mr. Petak was a reservoir engineer responsible for designing fracture treatments that would optimize well productivity with Halliburton. Mr. Petak has a M.S. in Business from the University of Texas at Dallas and a B.S. in Petroleum and Natural Gas Engineering from the Pennsylvania State University.