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Philip Whittaker

Director

London

Energy & Environment

Philip Whittaker on Upstream Oil

BCG’s Phillip Whittaker discusses the challenges and opportunities facing the upstream oil sector.

Philip Whittaker joined The 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 25 years’ experience in oil and gas exploration and production. As a consultant, he has worked with operators, national oil companies, service companies, and investors in more than 25 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.

Areas of Expertise

  • Oil and gas upstream: strategy, performance, and operating models
  • Oil and gas decommissioning
  • Oilfield services and equipment suppliers

Education

  • BE, civil engineering, University of Leeds

Honors and Awards

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