Downstream oil refining

Downstream Oil Refining

The Lyndon Energy team has extensive expertise in the downstream elements of the oil value chain based on a combined in-house experience spanning more than 70 years.

Our Principal Downstream Consultant is Mike Cloud. Mike is a highly experienced refiner who has carried out commercial optimisation for a portfolio of refineries and has performed lead M&A roles in refinery purchases and sales. Mike was Commercial Manager for BP’s Nerefco refinery in Rotterdam for a number of years and was involved deeply in the BP/Mobil European JV working out of BP’s Brussels offices. Mike has extensive experience in performing refinery valuations for M&A purposes and has occupied leadership roles in a number of joint venture refining organisations internationally.


Refining, Refinery Optimisation & M&A Support Services

  • Development of economic models to simulate commercial performance
  • Support any commercial negotiation, at any point in the negotiation
  • Review/develop negotiation strategy
  • Identification of long term “win-win” potential outcomes
  • Support to negotiations as required by client
  • Support to refinery sale or purchase negotiations
  • Business case review/assurance, asset valuation
  • Crude negotiations: pricing; long/short term sales and marketing
  • Advising or developing refining Joint Venture operating procedures
  • Originating crude oil supply
  • Dispute resolution