For over twenty years SLR’s Oil & Gas Advisory team has provided independent advice to the international energy industry.

We are the only upstream advisors to offer a fully integrated service, covering all technical, commercial and environmental aspects of the project lifecycle from exploration through production to decommissioning.

How can we help?

Increasingly we are helping our clients through the Energy Transition, leveraging SLR’s position as a global leader in environmental solutions and carbon management.

We have worked on over 70% of the UK’s offshore and onshore fields, and on projects in more than 70 other countries around the world, including over 120 projects in Africa. Our clients are energy companies, investors, financiers, lawyers and governments and each year we evaluate $5-10bn worth of M&A opportunities.

We also provide consulting and testifying experts to most of the top ranked international oil & gas disputes teams (Chambers Band 1-2 energy legal firms).

We understand the particular pressures these high-impact activities place on our clients and they trust us to deliver the flexible support they require, on time and on budget.

Our team includes

  • Ewan Whyte Technical Director
    Ewan Whyte

    Ewan is an international oil and gas industry expert with over 25 years of technical, sales and management experience in the fields of wellbore construction, exploration & production software, integrated services consultancy and project management. Through his field and project experience he has a detailed knowledge of well construction planning and operations, and a broad, cross-disciplinary understanding of the tasks, skills and interactions of teams in the upstream energy industry. Increasingly he is adapting this experience to support clients through the Energy Transition.

  • Laura Lawton Principal Geoscientist
    Laura Lawton

    Laura is an Exploration and Production Geologist with over 10 years’ oil company experience. She coordinates geological modelling and operations support for SLR’s clients and participates in subsurface assessments as part of an integrated SLR asset evaluation team. Laura has a range of international experience from Europe, North & West Africa, Central Asia and the Middle East and is an expert Petrel Geomodeller. Laura’s broad geoscience experience and adaptability will be invaluable in the Energy Transition.

  • Steve Husbands Head of Commercial
    Steve Husbands

    Steve has over 35 years’ experience in the international commercialisation of natural gas, power and refined products. His career encompasses upstream, midstream and downstream roles and includes M&A valuations, disputes, IFI projects and commercial assessments. He is a recognised industry expert in gas commercialisation across Sub-Saharan Africa and is regularly invited to speak and chair panels at the leading industry conferences. Steve is ready to advise SLR’s clients on the economic production, transportation, storage and commercialisation of transition fuels.