Advisory Board

Dr. Michelle Foss's Biography

Nearly 40 years of experience; advises U.S. and international energy companies; publishes and speaks widely; provides public commentary and testimony.  Expertise includes global oil and gas, LNG, gas-power, coal and non-fuel minerals, energy scenarios and outlooks.  Develops and leads U.S. and international, corporate and government funded research. Highlights: industry sponsored research on North American oil and gas/LNG and global gas/LNG; USAID/U.S. Department of State technical assistance (Central Asia, South Asia, West Africa, Angola, Uganda, Mexico); U.S. Department of Energy (oil markets, U.S.-China Oil and Gas Industry Forum, Iraq oil and gas); World Bank (NOCs); other research and exchanges (Japan, Trinidad & Tobago, UAE, Europe).  Executive instructor, UT McCombs School of Business corporate energy programs (CNOOC, Sinopec, Petrobras); co-developer of UT-ExxonMobil global upstream commercial overview program (Houston and worldwide) and co-recipient of ExxonMobil Teaching Excellence award 2013.  CEE maintains an MOU with Oxford Institute for Energy Studies-Natural Gas Programme; supports the University of Ibadan (Nigeria) Center for Petroleum, Energy Economics and Law; is a non-contributory member of the Society of International Gas Tanker and Terminal Operators; and was a finalist in the World Oil Awards, 2006 and 2007.  Memberships: International/U.S. Association for Energy Economics (IAEE president 2003, USAEE president 2001); Association of International Petroleum Negotiators (past board member); Society of Petroleum Engineers.  Recognitions: Women’s Energy Network Woman of the Month (August 2015); Senior Fellow, U.S. Association for Energy Economics (2006); Key Women in Energy-Americas (2003); Scientific Council, 50th Anniversary of ENI Commemorative Encyclopedia of Hydrocarbons (2003). Current boards (disclosures): U.S. Chamber of Commerce-Energy Institute Advisory Board; Oil & Gas Journal Economic Advisory Board; Haddington Ventures LLC Advisory Board; CENTRA Technology Board of Experts; Energy Intelligence Group Advisory Board.  Employment: The University of Texas at Austin (2005); University of Houston (1991); Simmons & Company International (1990); Rice Center (1986); Impact Environmental Scientists & Engineers (1979).  Education: University of Louisiana-Lafayette (BS), Colorado School of Mines (MS), and University of Houston (Ph.D.).