Dr James Henderson is Director of the Natural Gas Programme at the Oxford Institute for Energy Studies (OIES) and he has been writing for and working with the Institute since 2010. He produces research for both the Gas and Oil Programmes covering Russia and CIS issues as well as global energy matters that affect the region. He is a Visiting Professor at Masaryk University in the Czech Republic and at the College of Europe in Natolin, Warsaw, and has lectured on energy economics and security of supply at a number of universities in Europe and the US. He has worked in the oil sector for US company Amerada Hess, as well as spending time as a consultant and investment banker. He obtained a PhD in Social Sciences from London University in 2010. With OIES he initially published a monograph on “Non-Gazprom Gas Producers in Russia” before contributing numerous working papers on the Russia oil and gas sectors and their connection with the global energy economy. In particular he co-edited the 2014 book entitled “The Russian Gas Matrix: How Markets are Driving Change” and has more recently published papers on the future of Russian oil production, tight oil in Russia, Arctic oil, East Siberia’s hydrocarbon export potential, Russia’s gas export strategy, Russian LNG and Russia’s energy relations with China. He has also written a book on “International Partnership in Russia” (Palgrave Macmillan) and recently published “The Globalisation of Russian Gas: Political and Commercial Catalysts” (Edward Elgar) with Arild Moe from the Fridtjof Nansen Institute in Norway.