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BRG’s Energy Group Expands Team for Unconventional Resources and Integrated Gas and Power

May 7, 2014

Berkeley Research Group has significantly increased its advisory capabilities in the energy and natural resources industries with the addition of several new senior members, bringing world-class expertise to advising clients in an increasingly complex and competitive global energy marketplace.

“We are very pleased to announce the addition of seven new experts and senior staff over the last few months, substantially enhancing our worldwide capabilities and deepening the Energy practice’s strategic, commercial, transactional, and dispute advisory expertise in relation to shale gas production, natural gas and LNG midstream, integrated gas and power, and renewable energy,” said Energy practice Co-Chair Christopher Goncalves. He added, “The new expert additions in our Washington, DC, Houston, California, and London offices increase our presence and capabilities in the Americas and Europe, Middle East, and Africa (EMEA) energy markets.”

“With the addition of these new experts, the BRG Energy practice is quickly becoming a leading source of expertise in relation to LNG development and commercial matters, as well as unconventional oil and gas resource acquisition and development,” said BRG Chairman and Principal Executive Officer, and Energy practice Co-Chair, David J. Teece. “We are delighted that energy is quickly becoming one of BRG’s leading industry practices,” he said.

BRG’s newest additions include:

  • Gardner W. Walkup, Jr., who joins as a director in the Washington, DC, office, is an energy executive and trusted advisor to corporate management and board of directors. He has more than 25 years of experience developing and implementing innovative strategies across the energy value chain. With a keen understanding of geopolitical, economic, commercial, operational, and technical risks, he has experience in more than 30 countries involving capital investments of more than $300 billion. Mr. Walkup was most recently a member of the Executive Leadership team of the AES Corporation. He has also held global leadership positions in a number of management consulting firms.
  • Rick Chamberlain, a director in the Houston office, is an oil and gas professional with deep experience in unconventional resource valuation, unconventional and conventional resource assessment, monetization strategy development, and field development planning. He is an expert in exploration and production (E&P) mega-project management, and has experience in more than 25 countries involving capital investments of more than $200 billion. Mr. Chamberlain most recently held leadership positions for the E&P consulting services within the Americas for IHS.
  • Adrian Reed, also a director based in Houston, has 24 years of energy industry experience, from oil and gas to power and LNG; from engineering and planning to finance, trading and marketing, and enterprise risk management—through periods of expansion and retrenchment—in the United States and the Middle East. He most recently was the chief planning and risk officer with Qatargas in Doha, Qatar, where he helped drive significant improvements for the world’s largest LNG and related products producer with nearly $48 billion in revenues. Mr. Reed will join in June.

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Christopher Goncalves

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David J. Teece

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Gardner W. Walkup, Jr.

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Washington, DC