Director, Lambert Energy Advisory Limited
Onursal Soyer is a Director of Lambert Energy Advisory (LEA), one of London’s leading M&A and strategic advisory firms dedicated solely to the oil and gas sector. Onursal holds a BSc Hons. Degree in Mechanical Engineering and an MBA. He has 25 years of experience in the oil and gas industry, gained in senior positions at Shell, Lasmo and ENI. Since joining LEA in 2002, Onursal has advised companies on strategy development, implementation, acquisitions and divestments. Founded in 1999, LEA is headquartered in London, with representation in Oslo, Kuala Lumpur, Moscow and Tokyo. LEA is a leading advisory firm to the global oil and gas industry and, since its inception, has been involved in more than $60 billion worth of transactions for major companies such as Statoil, Petronas, BP and Wintershall. Some recent transactions, on which Lambert Energy Advisory was a core Advisor, included acting for BP on its $28 billion deal in Russia (whereby BP became a c. 20% shareholder in Rosneft), acting for Statoil on four large divestments of North Sea assets to Centrica, Wintershall and OMV worth over $7 billion and acting for Wintershall on its UK and Norwegian divestments. LEA has been actively involved in the Middle East oil and gas sector and has advised on several deals mainly in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq. LEA was also advisor in major infrastructure deals in NW Europe, including assets like Dragon LNG regasification terminal in the UK, the Norwegian offshore gas transmission network, Gassled, and the Central Area Transmission System (UK’s largest offshore gas transmission pipeline).