Arthur E. Berman is a geological consultant and a specialist in prospect and play evaluation, reserve assessment, risk evaluation, subsurface geological and geophysical interpretation, and database management. With 32 years of oil and gas industry experience, Mr. Berman spent 20 years with Amoco Production Company, and 10 years as an independent geological consultant. He is a staff contributor to The Oil Drum, contributing editor and columnist for World Oil, from 2007 to 2009, an associate editor of the AAPG, past-editor of the Houston Geological Society Bulletin (2004-2005) and past-Vice-President of the HGS (2008-2009). He has an M.S. (Geology) from the Colorado School of Mines and a B.A. (History) from Amherst College.