Senior Consultant, Energy & Chemicals Advisory
Pat V. Sonti is a senior consultant with Nexant’s Energy & Chemicals Advisory division. Pat has over three decades of experience in natural resources, energy, and infrastructure sectors for global sponsors and lenders on existing assets and development of brownfield and greenfield projects. His experience includes technical and commercial due diligence, market advisory, lenders technical advisory, independent expert, and litigation witness. His skillset includes project feasibility, technology evaluation and assessment, estimation of capital costs (CAPEX) and operating costs (OPEX), economic modeling and financial analysis, regulatory policy and framework analysis, and project development-execution-operations. His transactional expertise includes structured/project finance, mergers and acquisitions (M&A), acquisitions and divestiture (A&D), restructuring, strategic sale, and initial public offerings (IPOs). His sector experience includes power generation facilities (natural gas, solar PV, wind, hydro, and biomass), captive cogeneration plants (process and chemicals plants and commercial/industrial facilities), natural gas infrastructure (from wellhead to local distribution companies), LNG (liquefaction/shipping/receiving terminals), enhanced oil recovery (secondary and CO2), atmospheric gases and air separation facilities, energy efficiency, and distributed energy resources. He received his Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering at the University of Southern California (USC) in Los Angeles, California. He is a member of American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE), American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), and American Council on Renewable Energy (ACORE).