Black Thistle personnel have worked extensively with a variety of major and independent owners and contractors in multiple jurisdictions, including North America, Europe, the Far East, and the Middle East, bringing in-depth knowledge of global contract consultancy to their work.


Formerly Vice-President of the Canadian operation of a globally-renowned project services company (Rider Hunt International), company principal, Keith Thomson, has over 15 years of client-based assignment experience in the UK, Russia and North America with a variety of major and independent oil and gas owners and contractors. In addition to his extensive knowledge of the legal aspects of contract consultancy, Keith brings experience of cost control, procedural alignment, a keen eye for detail and a desire for excellence.

Before working in oil & gas, Keith was a partner in a music promotion, management & technical support firm for over 5 years, handling commercial aspects of the business, in addition to hands-on event management and sound engineering. Keith is an honours graduate of The Robert Gordon University in Aberdeen, Scotland.