Dr. Carole Nakhle

Dr. Carole Nakhle is the founder and CEO of Crystol Energy, an advisory, research and training firm based in London. An energy economist, she specializes in international petroleum contractual arrangements and fiscal regimes; upstream oil and gas regulations; petroleum revenue management and governance; energy policy, security and investment; and world oil and gas market developments.

She has worked with oil and gas companies (NOCs and IOCs), governments and policy makers, international organisations, academic institutions and specialized think tanks on a global scale. She is a regular contributor to Geopolitical Intelligence Services on energy matters, a program advisor to the Washington-based International Tax and Investment Center, a Member of the Executive Sessions on the Political Economy of Extractive Industries at Columbia University and a Participant in the OECD Policy Dialogue on Natural Resource-based Development.

She is also active on the Advisory Board of the Natural Resource Governance Institute (NRGI). She acts as a Visiting Lecturer at the Blavatnik School of Government at Oxford University, the Graduate School of International and Development Studies in Geneva, Saint Joseph University in Beirut and the University of Surrey in the UK.

Dr. Nakhle also founded the not-for-profit organization “Access for Women in Energy” in 2007, with the aim of supporting the development of women within the energy sector.

Dr. Nakhle has written numerous articles in academic journals, newspapers and magazines. She has reviewed studies, books and reports for leading publishing houses and is a frequent commentator on energy and geopolitics in the international media.

She has published two books: Petroleum Taxation: Sharing the Wealth published in 2008 and reprinted in 2012, and used as primary reference in leading universities and industry training courses; and Out of the Energy Labyrinth (2007), co-authored with Lord David Howell. She is currently working on a new book: Petroleum Fiscal Regimes and Wealth Management.

Dr. Nakhle has worked on energy projects in more than 40 countries and has been on exploratory visits to the Arctic and North Sea. She is fluent in Arabic, English and French.