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Expert Profile

Craig Finlay

Craig Finlay

Technical Expert


BSc (Hons)
Chemical Engineering

Memberships & Associations



Oil & Gas
Process & Industrial

Regional Experience

Middle East
United Kingdom


  • Chartered Engineer
  • Over 30 years of international experience
  • Has experience in a variety of corporate governance roles, mainly in the upstream oil and gas sector
  • Experience of international arbitration proceedings under ICC and UNCITRAL


Craig has extensive international experience including over 20 years with Schlumberger as their lead chemical engineer globally. He was presented with the Schlumberger Chairman’s Award for his contribution to an oil field reactivation project in Colombia.

In recent years he has gained significant experience of major international arbitration cases, determined under ICC and UNCITRAL rules.

Craig has directed an international due diligence study of the world’s largest scale carbon capture and storage project, exceeding stakeholder expectations of quality, cost, and schedule. Developed Schlumberger’s process safety and integrity management system and rolled it out to all producing assets world-wide, achieving 80% compliance within two years. Created, from scratch, Schlumberger’s competence assurance system for production facilities professionals, boosting job satisfaction, and slashing attrition rates from 9% to 3%.

Key skills include oil and gas asset development, petroleum economics, project management, process safety management, production optimisation, flow assurance, plant commissioning, and operations.

This expert has recently been instructed by:

  • Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer
  • Gide Loyrette Nouel
  • NautaDutilh