Philip Whittaker joined Boston Consulting Group in 2007. He is a core member of the Energy practice, specializing in upstream oil and gas, and oilfield services and equipment.

Philip has 30 years’ experience in oil and gas exploration and production in the industry. As a consultant, he has worked with operators, national oil companies, service companies, and investors in more than 30 countries on a range of strategic and operational issues.

Philip has led and supported over 100 projects in oil and gas covering strategy, growth, operating models, and post-merger integration. He also co-leads BCG's work on E&P Decommissioning. He has published extensively on E&P, and is regularly called upon as an oil industry commentator by sources including the BBC and The Economist.

Before his consulting career, Philip worked with Shell, running onshore, jungle, and desert drilling operations in Europe, South America, and the Middle East.



  • BE, civil engineering, University of Leeds


  • Registered as a chartered engineer
  • Member, Society of Petroleum Engineers