Michael Buffet worked at Boston Consulting Group from 2004 to 2011, then returned in May 2017. He is a core member of the BCG Energy practice and has 20 years of experience across the upstream oil and gas value chain.

At BCG, Michael has worked across the exploration and production (E&P) value chain on multiple strategy, work processes, business development, and operational assignments, mainly with oil and gas operators—both international and national oil companies. With a solid industry background in drilling (at Total), Michael has engaged with multiple oil and gas players on drilling digitization opportunities.

His broader energy sector experience covers retail fuel supply, commodity trading and renewables (biofuel, wind, and carbon capture and storage). Michael’s work has taken him across Northern Europe, the Middle East, Southeast Asia, South America, and North and West Africa.

Michael is fluent in French, English, Norwegian, and Spanish. Before joining the firm, he worked at Total, Aker ASA, and Fjords Processing.


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