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December 12 - Petroleum Technology Forum

The LASPE Monthly Petroleum Technology Forum next meets Tuesday December 12, 2006 at the Long Beach Petroleum Club.  Mr. Richard J. Miller, R. J. Miller and Associates will present “Property Acquisitions in California – Trends and What We Really Know.”  

High oil prices have increased acquisition and merger activity and increased prices dramatically.  Richard has followed property transfers for many years and his remarks and assessment will be very interesting.  Mr. Miller’s bio is provided below.

Long Beach Petroleum Club
3636 Linden Avenue
Long Beach, CA  90807

Registration:    11:30 AM
Buffet Lunch:   12:00 noon
Presentation:   12:15-1:00 PM

$20.00 for Members
Students are our guests.

Property Acquisitions in California – Trends and What We Really Know

By Richard J. Miller, R.J. Miller & Associates

Richard Miller
Richard J. Miller
R.J. Miller & Associates


Richard Miller is an Accredited Senior Appraiser (ASA) with a specialty in Oil and Gas Property appraisal.  He holds a B.S. in Petroleum Engineering (1967) from the New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology and holds M.S. (1970) and M.B.A. (1976) degrees from the University of Southern California. He began his career as a petroleum engineer with Texaco, Inc.  in California and Trinidad, West Indies.  Richard was later employed by James A. Lewis Engineering and United California Bank.

Mr. Miller founded Richard J. Miller & Associates, Inc. in 1978.  The firm provides oil, gas and geothermal property evaluation services to a wide range of clients in the U.S. and Canada.  The Firm specializes in the appraisal of oil and gas producing properties primarily for ad valorem tax and estate tax.

Mr. Miller is the author of numerous technical papers on petroleum property appraisal and particularly the development of market valuation criteria such as discount rate.  He is the author of a book section on oil property evaluation. Richard is also a member of AAPG, SPE and the Socitey of Petroleum Evaluation Engineers (SPEE).  Mr. Miller is a former chairman of LASPE and was the national President of SPEE in 2000. Click here for the R. J. Miller & Associates Website.

Richard Finken, Forum Chairperson: 562-570-3961 or by email

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