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Expert in Oil & Gas Deals - M&A and Project Finance Advisory

Expert ID: 735398 United Kingdom

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Expert is an MBA-qualified technical advisor with nearly 20 years’ experience in M&A and Project Finance deal advisory in the Energy and Natural Resources sector. He has established global consulting practices, led buyer, seller, developer, and lender due diligence teams, and has provided construction and operations monitoring for some of the world’s most significant recent project financings, totaling over $50 billion in energy capital value across the US, Europe, Middle East, Africa, and Australasia.

He is now an independent provider of early-stage strategy and deal advisory, helping investors, developers, and owners protect and achieve their value objectives in energy capital investments. Expert’s exceptional exposure and proven leadership in debt and equity transactions - including engaging with leading export credit agencies, investment banks, project and operating companies, legal and financial advisors, and through independently monitoring complex global projects - uniquely equips him to identify and mitigate fundamental investment risks for stakeholders across all aspects of the deal-cycle.

Technical Due Diligence
Commercial Due Diligence
Project Bankability
Lenders' Due Diligence
Project Due Diligence
Buyer Due Diligence
Vendor Due Diligence
Contract Review
Construction Monitoring
Operations Monitoring

Education

Year Degree Subject Institution
Year: 2011 Degree: MBA Subject: Strategy and Finance Institution: Cass Business School
Year: 2002 Degree: BEng (Hons) Subject: Chemical Engineering Institution: University of Bath

Work History

Years Employer Title Department Responsibilities
Years: 2019 to Present Employer: Undisclosed Title: Director & Founder Department: Responsibilities: Independent technical practice focussed on strategy, deals, and innovations support for investors and developers leading the energy and natural resources transition. Partnership-based approach with financial institutions, projects and startups, professional services firms, and major technical and commercial consultants. Focussed on early-stage dialogue to identify asymmetries and reduce common value loss in high-stakes capital investment decisions.
Years: 2017 to 2018 Employer: DNV GL Title: Global Lead, Project Finance (Oil & Gas) Department: Transaction Advisory Responsibilities: Principal consultant mandated to build and lead DNV GL’s first dedicated Project Finance practice for the oil and gas sector, within the M&A-focussed Transaction Advisory group. Responsible for inorganic business development, project delivery, team and service development. Won and delivered $1 million cross-office consulting revenue in an 18-month period, almost exclusively from new client or role engagements.
Primarily led commercially-oriented technical due diligence for global M&A and project finance deals, representing buyers and sellers for UK and European LNG, gas, and liquids terminals; developers and investors for national oil pipeline and ammonia projects (Cameroon, Algeria); syndicated lenders for national LNG liquefaction projects (Egypt); investors and lenders for national fuel cell energy generation projects (US). Engaged with investor community and across Maritime and Energy business areas to present compelling market proposition, and position for energy transition growth. Also supported buyers and sellers in regulated and non-regulated gas, water, and electricity infrastructure transactions.
Years: 2016 to 2017 Employer: BlueTech Advisors Title: Director & Co-Founder Department: Responsibilities: Co-founded independent technical and environmental risk advisory firm (with ex-Lummus Consultants’ director) to provide more responsive, value-driven deal support in the capital-intensive project industries. Led and implemented all company strategies including business development, marketing, administration, contracts and proposals development, networking/strategic partnerships, and resourcing. Delivered presentations to key industry stakeholders, and engaged with multilateral and sovereign investors in country-scale energy projects (Bangladesh) and multibillion-dollar infrastructure acquisitions (Mexico).
Years: 2012 to 2015 Employer: Lummus Consultants International Title: Senior Consultant Department: Responsibilities: Independent technical advisor to syndicated lenders on nearly $50 billion in energy and natural resource project-financings (typically 70 percent debt over 10+ years), from pre-deal due diligence and financing support through to regular independent construction and operations monitoring over loan term.
Led and supported global consulting mandates of over $2 million per annum on world-first upstream, midstream, and downstream projects including Cameron LNG and Expansion (US), the Nord Stream 1 subsea gas pipeline (Russia-Europe), Electrogas Malta Gas-to-Power, Barzan Gas Project (Qatar), Anadarko Mozambique LNG, Yemen LNG, Grupa Lotos refinery upgrade (Poland), OMPET petrochemicals (Oman), Salamander Energy (Indonesia), and APLNG (Australia). Also led sell-side due diligence for Origin Energy’s APLNG mid-stream gas pipeline valued at up to $6 billion.
Years: 2011 to 2012 Employer: Jacobs Title: Senior Consultant Department: Responsibilities: Process engineer for methanol plant design.
Years: 2010 to 2011 Employer: Cass Business School Title: Full-Time MBA Student Department: Responsibilities: The top one-year MBA in London according to the Financial Times, also ranked top 10 globally for entrepreneurship and corporate strategy, and top five in Europe for finance. My Distinction-graded dissertation advised the European automotive industry how best to compete in future electromobility scenarios.
Years: 2010 to 2010 Employer: J P Kenny Title: Senior Process Engineer Department: Responsibilities: Advised Cairn Energy India on $2 billion option to quadruple capacity of the world’s longest heated crude oil pipeline.
Years: 2006 to 2009 Employer: MW Kellogg Title: Process Engineer Department: Responsibilities: World-scale process engineering and multi-discipline support for the development of LNG, Refinery, and Gas-To-Liquid projects in Nigeria, Norway, and Qatar for clients including Shell, Statoil, Qatar Petroleum, BG, and Chevron, with project values up to $20 billion. Culminated in professional recognition as a Chartered Engineer.
Years: 2003 to 2006 Employer: Alstom Power Title: Design Engineer Department: Responsibilities: Design, manufacture, and marketing of novel turbine waste heat recovery units for offshore and onshore use.
Years: 2002 to 2003 Employer: Foster Wheeler Title: Process Engineer Department: Responsibilities: EPC process engineering.

International Experience

Years Country / Region Summary
Years: 2011 to 2018 Country / Region: US, Europe, Middle East, Africa Summary: Project experience - site visits and secondments

Career Accomplishments

Associations / Societies
MIChemE - Member of the Institution of Chemical Engineers (since 2009)
Licenses / Certifications
CEng - Chartered Engineer (since 2009)

Language Skills

Language Proficiency
English Native

Fields of Expertise

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