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Matthew Wilks

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.


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. As an experienced business developer and expert negotiator with proven ability to originate, negotiate and close politically complex transactions he has been responsible for the negotiation of multiple natural gas and crude oil transactions around the world.


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.

He holds degrees in Physical Sciences and a Tripartite in Maths, Physics and Chemistry.

Recent Assignments
  • Appointed as Expert Witness for a State-owned oil company: conducting arbitration and court proceedings in relation to substantial disputes concerning oil concessions in West Africa under UNCITRAL arbitration rules (2013) 

  • Appointed as Expert Witness for a State-owned gas company: conducting arbitration in relation to a significant cross border pipeline gas sales dispute under ICC arbitration rules

  • Oil and Gas Advisor to the President, Cooperative Republic of Guyana

  • Oil and Gas Advisor, Inter-American Development Bank

  • Oil and Gas risk advisory for new country entry reports for International Oil Company

  • Negotiated dispute resolutions for West African oil concession, non-performance of licence obligations in a former CIS country and concession withdrawal for large conglomerate