Dr. Michael EconomidesContributor
Dr. Michael J. Economides is a professor at the Cullen College of Engineering, University of Houston, teaching and conducting research, and editor-in-chief of Energy Tribune (www.energytribuune.com).<br /> <br /> Previously, he was the Samuel R. Noble Professor of Petroleum Engineering at Texas A&M University and served as Chief Scientist of the Global Petroleum Research Institute (GPRI). Prior to joining the faculty at Texas A&M University, Professor Economides was the Director of the Institute of Drilling and Production at the Leoben Mining University in Austria.<br /> <br /> Before that, Dr. Economides worked in a variety of senior technical and managerial positions with a major petroleum services company. Publications include authoring or co-authoring of more than 10 professional textbooks and books, including the best-seller "The Color Of Oil" and "Energy: China's Choke Point" and almost 200 journal papers and articles. Economides does a wide range of industrial consulting, including major retainers by national oil companies at the country level and by Fortune 500 companies.<br /> <br /> He has had professional activities in over 80 countries. In addition to his technical interests he has written extensively in wide circulation media in a broad range of issues associated with energy, energy economics and geopolitical issues. He also appears regularly as a guest and expert commentator on national and international television programs.