KEN KASRIEL is a Senior Petroleum Economist with RPS Energy, London. He has 18 years of experience in petroleum finance. He has performed numerous upstream petroleum valuations of assets in Africa, Asia, Europe, the Former Soviet Union, the Middle East and North America. His valuations and analyses have been used in public offerings, annual reports and other regulatory filings in various jurisdictions; and for the purposes of project financing, bid rounds, transaction valuation, portfolio optimization, expert witness support in commercial arbitration, and governmental fiscal design advisory. Before joining RPS Energy he worked 7 years as Senior Analyst for the Global Petroleum practice of PriceWaterhouseCoopers. He has also worked as an oil and gas equities analyst with Robert Flemings Securities (now part of JPMorganChase) and Creditanstalt Investment Bank (now part of BankAustria), and as an independent consultant to London-based oil and gas equity research teams. He has written on petroleum economics in the Oil and Gas Journal.
DR. DAVID WOOD has over 30 years of energy industry experience, mainly in petroleum, spanning technical and commercial exploration and production operations, mid- and downstream projects, and contract evaluation. His early energy industry experience includes Phillips Petroleum, Amoco (Africa, Europe and UK), and Lundin Oil (South America, Africa, Middle and Far East). From 1993-98 he was UK Managing Director for a portfolio of North Sea and onshore UK oil and gas assets. Since 1998 he has worked as an independent consultant, training provider and expert witness. He runs an oil and gas consulting company, DWA Energy Limited. He has published on energy related topics including: performance modeling of fiscal designs, petroleum economics and risk analysis, enterprise risk and portfolio management, LNG, GTL, gas storage and supply, deepwater E&P techniques, corporate performance, M&A, negotiations and project management. He has provided fiscal design advice to organizations including the Alaskan Legislature and the Yemen Government. He is involved in professional training, research, publication and development programs and is the assistant editor-in-chief of the Journal of Natural Gas Science & Engineering. He has designed and taught online training courses including oil and gas MBA programs.