Matthew’s background is in asset valuation and decision strategy, having worked for BG, Chevron, Shell and IHS in the last 18 years. Experienced in petroleum economics, Matthew has been embedded within projects across the gas/LNG value chain – Tangguh LNG (Indonesia), Egyptian LNG, Olokola LNG (Nigeria), Gorgon LNG (Australia) and North West Shelf LNG (Australia). His role has been to drive analysis and draw commercial insights in supporting key phase-gate decisions: project FID, FEED, early feasibility studies. In that time, Matthew has worked in six fiscal environments – four PSCs (Indonesia, Egypt, Nigeria, and China), one PRRT (Australia) and one Tax/Royalty (Australia).
At IHS, Matthew was project manager in the valuation of an asset farm-in (upstream), on behalf of a South East Asian NOC. Matthew also completed a data advisory project on mini-to-medium sized LNG plants worldwide, for a major Japanese gas distributor. To date, at Galway, Matthew has project-led a detailed due diligence and valuation of an entry equity interest in a major North American LNG project, on behalf of another South East Asian NOC. In addition, Matthew has led and advised three other Asian clients on commercial structuring and positioning, including risk reviews and mitigation, as well as lead drafting of key contracts such as LNG heads of agreement, shareholder agreement, tolling agreement and joint marketing agreement.
Matthew was educated at the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology, Australia, graduating with a Bachelor of Business degree in 1994 and later, a Master of Finance degree in 1996.