Richard (a.k.a. Reg) Fowler was admitted to practice law in England and Wales in 1993 and have since worked in law firms or in-house for energy producing companies till 2021. He is now a consultant, assisting a start-up business operating in the carbon markets, a petrochemical business in Kazakhstan as well as an oil & gas exploration company operating offshore Africa. Reg continues to write and edit books and articles with respect to the energy industry, investment protection and environment and social issues.
Reg has managed exploration projects and operating assets in the Southern Gas Basin of the North Sea, looked after Shell's interests in the giant Kashagan field in Kazakhstan up to and including its start-up in 2016, planned the replacement of the Tyra facilities offshore Denmark and have been embedded in the Karachaganak joint venture in North West Kazakhstan during its expansion and the Covid 19 epidemic. Between 2001 and 2008, Reg was based in Shell's oil and gas trading office in London, and developed considerable expertise in physical and derivative commodity trading.
Res has written or edited several books and articles on issues such as Joint Operating Agreements, oil trading, ESG for joint ventures, production sharing agreements, investment protection and upstream regulation.