Aaron Howell is a senior advisor at BRG, based in Perth, Western Australia and Singapore. Mr. Howell has more than twenty-five years of international experience working in and advising on the energy industry.

A former managing director at a leading global investment bank and senior executive at a tier one multinational oil and gas corporation, Mr. Howell leverages this unique combination of industry and transactional experience to provide energy industry and valuation and damages expert services to law firms and their clients. He has experience advising on disputes, including acting as an expert witness.

As a gas and liquefied natural gas (LNG) expert with more than two decades of hands-on experience in relation to the supply and pricing of gas and LNG, Mr. Howell is well placed to provide expert advice and testimony in gas and LNG pricing disputes. He has been involved in all stages of the gas and LNG commercialization path, from contract and pricing negotiation through to price reviews and pricing and supply disputes. His depth of experience makes him uniquely qualified to opine on the most pressing gas and LNG disputes issues arising in today’s market.

Mr. Howell is an exploration and production expert, having advised the spectrum of stakeholders from host governments, national oil companies, state-owned enterprises, international oil companies, junior and startup companies, private equity investors, lenders, and regulators. He analyzes the commercial perspectives and drivers of the energy market and its players. His depth of experience enables him to opine on valuation, joint-venture, fiscal agreement, and good oilfield practice.

Within the energy industry, Mr. Howell possess deep experience in the following areas: oil and gas exploration and production, LNG, gas commercial, joint-venture and stakeholder management, mergers, acquisitions and divestments, and financing advisory.

Mr. Howell is a recognised expert in the oil and gas sector, having previously represented an investment bank in its regional media briefings, as well undertaking speaking and moderator roles for the Energy Council, Euromoney Conferences, and Asian International Arbitration Centre. As an investment banker, he was responsible for the origination and execution of mergers, acquisitions and divestments, strategic advisory, and capital markets assignments whilst leading regional teams. He continues to act as a senior advisor and head of oil and gas at a major international investment bank, as well as running his own petroleum advisory firm.

Recently, Mr. Howell has worked with clients to develop strategies in the new energy world, whether that be part of the energy transition or maximising profitability from existing assets whilst sustainably building their business.

Mr. Howell was born, raised, and educated in Perth (Murdoch University), graduating with degrees in commerce (finance and banking) and law.

Employment History

Department of Finance – Abu Dhabi
Energy Advisor
2023 – present

Rothschild & Co.
Senior advisor, head of oil & gas, Asia – Perth & Singapore
2018 – 2023

Howell & Co. Petroleum Advisors
Managing director, Perth & Singapore
2014 – present

Rothschild & Co.
Managing director, head of oil & gas, Asia – Singapore
2015 – 2018

Citigroup Global Markets
Director, oil and gas investment banking, Singapore

Standard Chartered Bank
Director, oil and gas corporate advisory, Singapore & Perth
2010 – 2012

Harrison Lovegrove & Co.
Director, head of Australia – Perth

Shell International Exploration & Production B.V.
Commercial and investment finance manager, The Hague

Shell Compañía Argentina de Petróleo
Shell Southern Cone gas and power commercial and planning manager / governance manager, M&A advisor / economics manager – Buenos Aires and Rio de Janeiro

Shell Development Australia
M&A advisor / finance and planning manager / commercial and economics advisor

Areas of Expertise


Murdoch University
LLB, 1997
BCom, Finance & Banking, 1997