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 Expert  731447

Expert in Oil, Gas and Power; Development, Regulatory and Commercial Matters

Available for your Consulting and Expert Witness Needs

Metro Manila
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Summary of Expertise:

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Expert has extensive experience in international energy sector commercial matters, in opportunity identification, business development and project realisation. This expertise spans all levels of government and private sector relationships from direct negotiations with the Presidents of national states to forming joint ventures with major oil and gas players such as Gazprom, Esso, Shell and the Chinese oil and gas SOEs.

In particular he is very experienced in capturing and successfully negotiating oil and gas concessions for IOCs in Asia. He also has in depth experience in the development of regulatory environments for national energy sectors e.g., development of the Chinese Petroleum Regulations and the Philippines Renewable Energy Law.

Expert has also advised both government and private sector developers on the economic development of natural gas infrastructure including the potential for LNG importation to the Philippines.

He is a hands on planner for development of energy sector projects recognising the relationship between a sound economic justification and engineering and construction work.

He has developed methodologies for the assessment and evaluation of project developments and the qualitative measurement of project management effectiveness.


Asia-Pacific market


business strategy


construction contract


contract negotiation


developing country natural gas market


economic market development






energy economics


energy finance


energy industry behavior


energy law


energy market analysis


energy policy


Far East sourcing


international contract negotiation


joint venture


legal litigation support


market development


market pricing




natural gas energy


natural gas industry structure






project appraisal


project assessment


project execution planning


project review

Expert is the founder and CEO of a hydro-power development company [30 MW, 6 projects] in Philippines/Indonesia. He is involved in the development of markets for the power to be produced in immature developing regulatory environments. Interaction with government policy and regulatory development and handling conflicts between various regulations and in an environment of corruption and lacking effective governance.

Expert has particular knowledge of gaining bankable development models and securing equity investment and project financing. Necessity to support and encourage government policy implementation in order to achieve bank-ability and development success whilst policy implementation is inadequate and in some cases flawed.


renewable energy system


power generation project management


electric power


development management


project finance


hydroelectric energy


electricity market restructuring


electricity market


energy market development


electricity price


electricity market structure

Show Secondary and Basic Areas of Expertise

Year   Degree   Subject   Institution   Honors
2012   Continuing Education   Ppolitical Philosophy and Ethics   Oxford University   credit
1989   BS   Industrial Engineering   Bell University  

Work History:
Years   Employer   Department   Title   Responsibilities

2007 to





Chairman and CEO


He is responsible for overall company direction and budgetting, raising finance and commercial matters in connection with the development of small hydro-electric plants in asia.

2002 to 2004


Shell Philippines Exploration


Business Development


Dusiness Development Manager


He was responsible for all corporate economics and planning, new project development, exploration, technical support and reservoir management of a 2TCF offshore gas project, relationships with government departments including maintaning a relationship with the Secretary of Energy, establishment of an CNG for vehicles scheme and all commercial matters in connection with natural gas sales.

1996 to 2002


Shell China Exploration


Management Team


General Counsel


He was responsible for all corporate legal matters including being company secretary. He was the leader for all negotiations and business development matters.

1992 to 1996


Shell Philippines Exploration




Development Planner


He was responsible for planing the development of both up and downstream parts of the US$ 3Blm Malampaya natural gas to power development in order to ensure that the power generation faclities were completed by customers at the same time as the natural gas was ready to be produced.

1990 to 1992


Shell International The Hague


International Operations




He provided commercial and contracts support to various "Single String Ventures in Yemen, Philippines, Angola and Vietnam. These were wildcat drilling and exploration ventures in remote locations.

1986 to 1990


Consultancy MConsult




Managing Partner


Managing consultant of a small UK consultancy practice serving clients such as ICI, Shell, BP, TSB. Various management consultancy tasks including the development and implementation of project management and control methodologies for all ICI Engineering Department petrochemical projects worldwide. Consultancy employed at peak 30 consultants and had offices in USA and Hong Kong.

1983 to 1986


Consultancy CCM Ltd






He was responsible for major consultancy services to Statoil the Norwegian Oil Company on the development of the Statpipe Project. Later relocated to Stavanger and Oslo to undertake various consultancy tasks for the Statoil Procurement and Contracts department on major Norwegian offshore developments.

1979 to 1983


Shell UK


Brent C Project


Contracts Manager


Responsible for all contracting activities for development and operation of the Brent C Offshore facility.

Career Accomplishments:


Selected Publications and Publishers  
 - Philippines Business review [EIU]  
 - Manila Times  
 - EIU  

Government Experience:
Agency   Role   Description
Philippines National Oil Corp   consultant   feasibility study of onshore gas transportation pipeline infrastructure

Consulting Services:
Click the green button above to contact Expert for a free initial screening call regarding your expert consulting needs.  Expert is available for consulting to corporate, legal and government clients.  Remember, your initial screening call to speak with Expert is free.

Expert Witness:
Expert Witness Experience Summary:
Invited to be expert witness in arbitration proceedings between natural gas supplier and power generation customer in connection with payment liabilities

Inputs and advice on development of a natural gas law for Philippines Congress

Inputs and advice on the development of the Chinese Petroleum Regulations to accommodate natural gas development

Click the green button above to contact Expert for a free initial screening call regarding expert testimony, litigation consulting and support, forensic services, or any related expert witness services.  A few litigation needs include product liability, personal injury, economic loss, intellectual property (patent, trademark, trade secret, copyright), and insurance matters.  Remember, your initial screening call to speak with Expert is free.

International Experience:
Years   Country / Region  
2002 to   philippines  
1996 to 2002   china  
1993 to 1996   Philippines  
to   Norway  
to   Vietnam  

Language Skills:
Foreign Language   Description
mandarin chinese   basic

Market Research:
Weekly columnist at Manila Times on economic development of the Philippines and other ASEAN nations

Contributor to Energy Pulse

Contributor to EIU and Reuters on energy matters

Click the green button above to contact Expert for a free initial screening call regarding your marketing research, industry research, and company research needs.  For research needs involving multiple experts or secondary research, a Research Director can be assigned to coordinate the work into a custom report for you as a potentially quicker and more cost effective alternative to doing this work yourself or hiring a boutique consultancy.  Remember, your initial screening call to speak with Expert is free.

Additional Skills and Services:

Project management effectiveness evaluation for ICI UK

Project Control Systems for ICI UK

Executive Masters Programme in Development Management for AeU University [pending]

Project Management and Control seminar 3 days, Sverdlovsk, Russia

Small Hydro Opportunities in the Philippines TBLI Yokohama, Japan

Developing Entrepreneurship UP Manila

Oil and Gas Experiences in China EIU Singapore

Attracting FDI to the Philippines Ateneo University Manila

Supplier and Vendor Location and Selection

Sourcing and pre-qualifying engineering design, construction and EPC contractors for the full range of energy projects in Europe and Asia

Other Skills and Services

Strength is in strategic business overview and planning


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