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January 9 (Tuesday) - Petroleum Technology Forum

The January Monthly Petroleum Technology Forum meets Tuesday on January 9, 2007 at the Long Beach Petroleum Club. Bob Visser of Belmar Engineering and Management Services will present his views on crude pricing in a talk titled “What Price Oil?”  A complete abstract and 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.

“What Price Oil?” 

By Robert C. Visser, Belmar Engineering

Robert C. Visser
Robert C. Visser


The usual joke about crude price forecasting is that they are always wrong.  And so they always are.  Conventional wisdom usually reflects the herding instinct of the forecast community, who are all reading the same materials.  Bob will review the worldwide supply and demand of oil, discuss the significant role that offshore and arctic oil plays in the current US energy picture, address the question “Are we running out of oil?”, and take a look at conventional crude price indicators and at some unconventional ones too.


Robert C. Visser is a private consultant in Redondo Beach, California with over forty years experience in offshore oil and gas field development.  Most of his current activities involve new development projects offshore Alaska, both in Cook Inlet and in the Beaufort Sea.  Prior to forming Belmar Engineering he was with Shell Oil Company where he was involved in offshore development, transportation and production operations in the Gulf of Mexico, Cook Inlet, Alaska, the Gulf of Alaska, offshore California, offshore Canada, and in the Far East.  He holds an MS degree in civil engineering from Delft Technological University in the Netherlands.  He is the author of several published papers dealing with offshore technology and operations and holds a number of patents.  Bob is a member of the SPE, the American Society of Civil Engineers and the Royal Dutch Society of Engineers.  He is a Director of the Peninsula Seniors, President of the Dutch American Heritage Foundation and social event co-chairman of the Peninsula Breakfast Club.

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

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