Matt Wilks is a technical and commercial Expert in the oil and gas industry, with a focus on: commercial operations (including Force Majeure issues); product sales contracts; joint ventures; and asset management. He frequently provides Expert testimony as part of International Arbitration proceedings.
Matt Wilks’s expertise stems from his experience at Executive and Board Director level spanning thirty-five years in the global oil & gas industry. This experience covers all segments of the energy value chain, including Exploration & Production, LNG, natural gas pipeline transportation, power generation and project financing. He has created high performing, multi-disciplinary teams at both corporate and business unit levels. He has also held General Manager responsibility for international asset management and joint venture operations. An experienced business developer and expert negotiator with proven ability to originate, negotiate and close politically complex transactions, resolve disputes and Force Majeure claims in multi-cultural environments and to develop, deliver and optimise successful operations in upstream and midstream opportunities.
Matt was the Chief Commercial Officer for Maersk Oil, East Africa Country Manager for BG Group and has held senior commercial & operational roles with ConocoPhillips, Conoco, Premier Oil, Amoco and BP. He holds degrees in Physical Sciences and a Tripartite in Maths, Physics and Chemistry.