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Dr. Pedro van Meurs
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Dr. Pedro van Meurs

Van Meurs Corporation

Born: February 14, 1942 in The Netherlands
Education: 1970 PhD (Cum Laude) Economic Geology
State University, Utrecht, The Netherlands
Languages: English, French, Dutch, Spanish and some German and Russian
Professional Associations: Royal Geological and Mining Society of the Netherlands
Canadian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy, Petroleum Section
Employment History: 1974 - to date, President of Van Meurs & Associates Limited and subsequently, Van Meurs Corporation and Van Meurs y Asociados

1970 - 1973, Chief, International Petroleum Developments Division, Department of Energy, Mines and Resources, Federal Government of Canada

1967 - 1970, Assistant Professor, State University, Utrecht The Netherlands
Honorary Appointment: Honorary Lecturer with the University of Dundee Centre for Energy, Petroleum and Mineral Law and Policy
Books: 1971, "Petroleum Economics and Offshore Mining Legislation"
1981, "Modern Petroleum Economics"
Publications: Most recent publication: "World Fiscal Systems for Oil" - 2002
Training Courses: Provides yearly a course throughout the world in World Fiscal Systems for Oil and Gas.
Conference Organization: Organized and co-authored publications for several conferences:
"Natural Gas Clauses in Petroleum Arrangements", UNCTC 1985, Bangkok, Thailand
"Fiscal and Administrative Strategies for Petroleum Exploration and Development", UNCTC, 1991, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Major Accomplishments:
  • Negotiated terms and conditions of the provincial offshore leases of Newfoundland (1974-80) and is currently assisting in developing new fiscal terms for gas
  • Negotiated Inuvialuit Final Agreement (1976 - 84), one of Canada's largest aboriginal land claims settlements
  • Was key advisor to the Chinese National Offshore Oil Corporation (CNOOC) (1980 - 84), in preparation of model contract and organization of bidding rounds.
  • Was main author of the first comprehensive Canadian energy policy document "An Energy Policy for Canada", 1974
  • Was main consultant in Thailand for the redrafting of the Thai petroleum law and fiscal system (1979 - 1987)
  • Was chief consultant on the reorganization of the petroleum sector in Guatemala (1975 - 80)
  • Was key contributor to the petroleum diagnostic study for Gabon (1991 - 1993)
  • Was advisor with respect to the drafting of the Law on Concessions and Production Sharing Contracts in Russia (1992 - 1993)
  • Was President of IPC, a small Alberta petroleum company, increasing production from 350 to 4000 barrel of oil per day equivalent between 1987 and 1993, entirely from cashflow.
  • Was main advisor with respect to the new petroleum law in Bolivia (1994 - 1996) and the related capitalization of YPFB
  • Is currently chief economic advisor to KOC with regard to determining fiscal terms for the North Kuwait oil fields
  • Was main economic consultant for PEMEX on the Multiple Services Contracts.
  • Was lead economic advisor on the Alaska Pipeline Project and PPT legislation.
  • Was senior economic advisor on the implementation of the PRT law in Algeria.
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