Matthew Wilks
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Matt Wilks is an Expert in oil and gas commercial contracts, joint ventures, commercial operations and asset management which he applies as part of International Arbitration proceedings.

Matt Wilks has acted as an Expert Witness and Advisor across multiple geographic locations and legal jurisdictions. He has provided expert opinion to both corporate and sovereign entities, led negotiations and dispute resolution and provided Expert Witness testimony in International Arbitration. 

Mr Matt Wilks’s Expert and advisory work has included:


  • Originating, negotiating and closing politically complex gas and crude oil transactions around the world, working in over 20 countries globally

  • Forensic analysis of oil and gas contract suites, commercial evaluation, formulation and implementation of negotiation strategy, negotiation lead for all aspects of oil and gas sales contracts, joint venture agreements, joint operating agreements and associated agreements such as lifting, balancing, allocation and quality banking

  • Negotiation and dispute resolution of oil and gas contractual disputes – both operational and commercial, including unitisation, sales and purchase agreements and farm-in/out agreements

  • Leveraging global operational and technical management experience in managing and resolving disputes

  • Expert witness testimony in International Arbitration

  • Assisting Sovereign entities regulation and policy bodies in managing emerging hydrocarbon sectors effectively​

Mr Matt Wilks’s expertise stems from his experience as a C-Suite Executive and Board Director with thirty-four years international experience in the global oil & gas industry, spanning all segments of the energy value chain; including Exploration & Production, LNG, natural gas pipeline transportation, power generation and project financing. He has held CCO and General Manager responsibility for international asset management and joint venture operations.


He 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.