Matthew Abel is a core member of The Boston Consulting Group’s Energy practice. 

Since joining BCG in 2009, Matthew has worked extensively with major oil and gas companies, advising clients on both the upstream and downstream sides of the business. He has particularly deep experience managing transformations for oil company business units and support functions, including portfolio strategy, organizational redesign, process optimization, and culture change. Matthew has driven these change and profit improvement efforts across both refiners and upstream producers. 

Prior to joining BCG, Matthew worked for Shell Oil in both reservoir engineering and planning roles.


  • PhD, chemical engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • BS, chemical engineering, Stanford University