Michael Buffet is a core member of the BCG Energy practice and BCG X. He has more than 25 years of experience across the upstream oil and gas value chain, working with clients across Northern Europe, the Middle East, Southeast Asia, South America, and North and West Africa.

At BCG, he has worked across the exploration and production (E&P) value chain on multiple strategy, core workflow improvement, digitalization, operational, and diversification / energy transition assignments, with oil and gas operators—both international and national oil companies—and oilfield service companies. His broader energy sector experience covers renewable energies, CCUS, and methane emissions reduction. He has also explored opportunities and challenges arising from adjacent new sectors like ocean mining.

Michael is fluent in French, English, Norwegian, and Spanish. Before joining the firm, he worked at Total (now TotalEnergies), Aker ASA, and Fjords Processing (now part of National Oilwell Varco).


  • Master’s, mechanical engineering, ENSAM (France)
  • MBA, INSEAD (France)