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Richard M. Bateman

Associate Professor, Texas Tech University


Richard has a worldwide balanced experience with major oil company upstream operations (Amoco International - now BP), with large independents (Bridas / Pan American Energy and CGC) and with oil and gas industry Consulting, Research, and Service sectors (Schlumberger, Halliburton & Gaffney, Cline & Associates) and with Academia. Demonstrated professionalism in consulting, management, petroleum economics, teaching and executive energy roles. Career includes P&L responsibilities, optimization of producing property operations, reserve evaluations and certifications, people motivation, total quality management implementation and inter-company mergers. Skills include technology transfer and training at technical and managerial levels. Foreign language abilities accompany expat experiences in South America, Europe, Middle East, Africa and Pacific Rim.

He is an active member of SPWLA, SPE, and SCA; SPWLA Distinguished Speaker & Past Director, and author of numerous patents, technical & management publications and four books