Exploration & Production Associate Expert

Expert has worked as a consultant for the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) and the Instituto Latinoamericano de Investigaciones Sociales (ILDIS). Presented a paper at the World Energy Congress (Rome 2007).
National and international analyst & lecturer and has been invited to the US, Italy, Argentina, Paraguay, Bolivia, Colombia and El Salvador to present its works on Reserves, Heavy Crude and Production Planning; Regulatory Matters and Legislation in Oil and Gas.. He teaches in graduate programs at Simón Bolívar and Monteávila universities and, Institute of Higher Administration Studies (IESA).
He served for 38 years in the Venezuelan oil industry: Ministry of Energy, Shell Company (assigned), Maraven, SA, PDVSA Corporative, and PDVSA Gas, where he held supervisory and managerial positions in the areas of Operations, Reservoir Engineering, Engineering Gas, Planning and Regulatory Issues. He led the teams that drafted the Gaseous Hydrocarbons Law, its Regulations and the creation of the National Board of Gas.
Author of book for teens Venezuelan Oil (2007), co-author of The Natural Gas Industry in Venezuela published by the National Academy of Engineering and Habitat (2009), and the Series Paper Barrels of oil culture. He writes for newspapers, magazines and websites specializing in energy. Member of the Committee on Energy and Environment of the National Academy of Engineering and Habitat Advisory Board of the Venezuelan Association of Gas Processors (AVPG) Association which was its chairman, of the Colegio de Ingenieros de Venezuela (CIV) and the Venezuelan Society of Petroleum Engineers (SVIP). He has been honored with the Order of Merit in Work in First Class.
Petroleum Engineer from the University of Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA, and the University of Zulia, Venezuela and a graduate of the Institute of Higher Administration Studies (IESA), Caracas. Took courses in Engineering, Economics, and Business Planning in Dallas, New Orleans, The Hague, Oxford and London. Retired in 2001 from PDVSA.