Michiel Spoor

Principal Consultant Energy

Expert in: Energy Efficiency and Decarbonization

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About Michiel

As a Principal Energy Consultant I bring over 28 years experience in the global downstream business. A culturally sensitive professional, I'm passionate about energy efficiency, carbon emissions reduction, and energy transition. Besides conceptual studies and process design, I have experience with engineering and construction, operations and maintenance, information management, commissioning, revamps and expansions, as well as divestitures and acquisitions. I'm internationally recognized as an author and contributor to numerous papers and conferences in the fields of oil refinery, energy efficiency, and oil refinery carbon management.

Using training and technology, I help clients develop decarbonization strategies that conserve the plant's energy and operating costs while also sustaining long-term savings. In one case, I advised the oil minister during the negotiations for major gas contracts to ensure a fair and sustainable deal in Papua New Guinea.

Aside from American and European oil refineries, I've also consulted with Middle Eastern petrochemical plants, and Papua New Guinea LNG facilities. My clients include national and multinational energy companies, independent energy firms, investors, and governments.

When I'm not working, I enjoy spending time with friends and family, savoring gourmet meals, and attending concerts and music festivals. Golf, tennis, running, swimming, sustainable travel, arts, and photography are among my favorite activities.