Arthur E. Berman is a geological consultant with thirty-seven years of experience in petroleum exploration and production. He currently is consulting for several E&P companies and capital groups in the energy sector. He frequently gives keynote addresses for investment conferences, boards of directors and professional societies. He is often interviewed about energy topics on television, radio, and national print and web publications including CNBC, CNN, CBC, BNN, OilPrice.com, Bloomberg, Platt’s, Financial Times, and New York Times. He is a Director of ASPO-USA (Association for the Study of Peak Oil & Gas USA). He was a Managing Director and frequent contributor at The Oil Drum, and is an associate editor of the AAPG (American Association of Petroleum Geologists) Bulletin. He was past Editor of the Houston Geological Society Bulletin (2004-2005) and past Vice-President of the Society (2008-2009). He has published more than 100 articles on geology, technology, and the petroleum industry during the past 5 years.
Chris has been involved in the legal design, development and regulation of markets, enterprises, organisations and financial instruments for 25 years, including six years as a director of the pre-eminent global energy exchange, where among other innovations he was responsible for the legal design of the UK natural gas 'Balancing Point' futures contract & market.
In 1998 Chris designed and developed the first shared market transaction confirmation system and database (OilClear) which remains the backbone of leading global energy exchanges.
Since 2011 he has been a Senior Research Fellow at the Institute for Strategy, Resilience & Security at University College London where he researches and develops institutions & instruments enabling Financial Technology (Fintech) markets in services . As a Director of Nordic Enterprise Trust, Chris is prototyping in communities the risk, cost, surplus, data & knowledge sharing agreements and funding instruments which together comprise Fintech as a market in services.