Zac Phillips

Zac has over 22 years’ experience in oil & gas and finance, working for companies such as BP, Chevron, DB Petroleum, Merrill Lynch and ING Barings, where he undertook finance or finance related roles.

Zac’s extensive oil & gas financial and technical experience has meant that he is a leading expert in the valuation of E&P assets at all stages of the E&P cycle, from exploration, appraisal and development, though to producing and late stage development/redevelopment, as well as decommissioning.

In addition to Zac’s technical approach to economic modelling, his finance experience allows him to develop “well to wheel” economic models often demanded by audit and structured credit providers, where it is often necessary to meet stringent technical and financial demands, especially where complex financial structures define a company’s access to the economic benefits of ownership, whether impose by host governments or complex JV arrangements, or where strict debt covenants need to be assessed.

More recently, Zac was the CFO for Dubai World’s oil & gas business (DB Petroleum), with responsibility for risk management, valuation and authoring of investment proposals. During this time, Zac valued more than 152 transactions with a combined transaction value of inexcess of $63bn.

Zac has an Honours Degree in Chemical Engineering from Wales and a PhD in Chemical Engineering from Bath University.

He is a member of the Society of Petroleum Engineers, Institute of Chemical Engineers, American Association of Petroleum Geologists, the Association of International Petroleum Negotiators.

Given his experience and academic background, Zac’s has focused on the technical and economic performance of debt and equity investments, and valuation and assement of company, asset and project level operational and fiscal risks, across a range of segments, from upstream development, redevelopment and end of life management, to process change implementation, baseline assessment of operating facilities.

Zac Specialises in: Economics, Due Diligence, Transaction Management, Finance, Equity, Debt, Reserves Based Lending, Valuation, M&A and Audit.

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