James has gained considerable experience in delivering the analysis, strategic advice and commercial agreements required by clients on energy projects worldwide.
He brings wide ranging commercial management experience in international energy, electricity, natural gas, LNG, large infrastructure project development and engineering design. He has particular expertise in analysing energy markets undergoing structural change, developing strategy, drafting and negotiating agreements relating to complex commercial and financial arrangements, managing diverse stakeholder interests and acting as an expert witness in contract disputes.
Previous employers include; Royal Dutch Shell, Edison Mission Energy, Arup.
Acted as commercial director for initiative to use aerospace combustion technology on natural gas with high CO2 content to produce CO2 for enhanced oi recovery, generate electricity with minimal emissions and produce water.
In 2016, worked as expert witness for Dane Energy in its dispute with the Rwandan state over the termination of a methane extraction and power generation project at Lake Kivu.