Perth, Australia

Murray founded Durham Energy Consulting in 2009 and joined ECC in 2014, he has been a leading advisor on oil & gas projects, energy contracts and advising clients on oil & gas markets and pricing.


Having spent more than thirty years in the oil and gas industry, Murray has established himself as an experienced commercial lead having negotiated and managed natural gas and LNG sales agreements, gas transportation agreements, crude oil sales and shipping contracts and joint-venture commercial agreements. 

Previous employers include; Red Sky Energy, Apache Energy, BHP Petroleum, Shell Canada.

Recent Assignments

  • Murray provided commercial advice, assisted with the negotiation of new gas sales agreements and developed business strategies and risk mitigation options for the NT Power and Water Corporation.

  • Completed a preliminary study for the Northern Territory Department of Business on the potential for development of a petrochemical industry in Darwin. 

  • Murray provided commercial advice to Hess Australia on the Equus project offshore gas field development, LNG markets and potential domestic gas sale options.

  • Led the ECC team that produced a study for the APA Group in relation to security of natural gas supply and the regulatory approaches taken in the European and North American gas markets.

  • Provided commercial support to KUFPEC Australia covering their Australian oil and gas assets, their participation in the Wheatstone LNG project and the negotiation of LNG sales, equity sales and project agreements.