Lieza Wilcox is a director with BRG’s Energy practice and has over twenty years of experience as a commercial executive in oil and gas project development and operations.
She has extensive experience in evaluating capital project investments for an oil and gas major and an independent project-financed venture; as well as in strategic planning, partner management and negotiations, stage-gate project development processes, contract origination, contract review, and risk management. Her commercial strengths include contract structuring and negotiating to promote positive results. She has helped assemble and run teams that combined diverse strengths and experiences.
As a commercial leader before joining BRG, Ms. Wilcox secured several agreements that helped make substantial progress in the development of a mega project. She worked as a consultant and then an executive in a public corporation that was set up to lead the development of a major gas pipeline and an LNG export project. Ms. Wilcox represented the project in China, Japan, South Korea, Vietnam, Taiwan, and Indonesia. Her team secured numerous letters of intent and agreed term sheets for offtake of LNG and financing of the project. She concluded successful negotiations with multinational oil producers for the purchases of gas for the project and led a team of professionals and external counsel to draft and create a limited recourse project financing structure. She managed the contractual transition of the project from a joint-venture to a state-led project after the end of pre-FEED. When market conditions improved, she negotiated renewed participation by the upstream producers as needed to complete permitting.
Ms. Wilcox has also worked within a multinational oil and gas company on long-term financial planning and performance management, capital value processes, pipeline company ownership and budget management, board and management committee processes, and in supply chain management. She has evaluated project economics related to exploration, development drilling, oil tanker purchases, divestiture of assets, enhanced oil recovery technology, and brownfield efficiency-improvement projects.
Ms. Wilcox has worked in management committee and board environments. She has delivered presentations to the leadership team of a major oil and gas subsidiary, a public corporation board, and a state legislature during televised committee hearings. She has been a speaker at multiple Chamber of Commerce and professional association presentations, as well at international conferences.
Alaska Gasline Development Corp.
Vice president, Commercial and Economics, 2016–2019
Hawk Consultants, LLC
Commercial manager (Consulting), 2011–2016
The Alaska Gas Pipeline Company, LLC
Commercial coordinator, Denali, 2009–2011
BP Alaska (Exploration), Inc
Finance team leader/Commercial analyst, 1998–2009
Areas of Expertise
University of Alaska, Fairbanks
BBA, Economics (magna cum laude, hons.)
Center for the Study of the Presidency
Leo Gitelson Leadership Award