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Hugh Ebbutt

Hugh has over 30 years of global experience in the upstream energy business, originally as an explorer with BP, then in a range of upstream roles at Chevron and Hess, including deal evaluation, business planning and field development. He has an MBA from LBS.

His focus is on growth strategies and competitive priorities in upstream oil and gas, and he helps companies to:
• Develop stronger portfolios, and to prioritize high quality assets and deals, to deliver objectives
• Become more adaptable, innovative and agile - for a fast changing energy business environment
• Develop distinctive capability and technology strategies – to meet key competitive project needs
• Put in place effective, highly motivated team structures - with a clear sense of purpose
• Make better decisions, based on effective, fact based strategic, economic and technical evaluation

He was a Partner in Arthur D. Little’s Global Energy Practice, based originally in London, and then led ADL’s upstream group in Houston, before moving to CRA International - as a Vice President. He now works with A T Kearney, primarily focused on the Middle East.

Before consulting, he worked for five years with Chevron, working in Business Planning, Exploration and Development. He worked on a number of key oil and gas transactions, and in development and exploration with Hess, as it rapidly grew its upstream position in the North Sea, after seven formative years with BP in Exploration - in London, Eakring, Aberdeen, San Francisco and Egypt.

He has published articles on the outlook for oil and gas, factors driving supply and demand, resource and technology issues, climate change, upstream strategies, competitive positioning and deals.

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