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Roger Bentley

Contributor since: 29 Aug 2023

Roger Bentley

Dr. Roger Bentley holds a BSc in Physics and Chemistry (University of Manchester), an MASc in Industrial Engineering (University of Toronto) and a PhD in solar energy from the Department of Engineering, University of Reading.

Dr. Bentley’s research areas cover global hydrocarbon depletion, solar energy, and broader energy issues. From 2015 to 2017 he was editor of the academic journal ‘The Oil Age’, and earlier was a member of the University of Reading's ad hoc 'Oil Resources Group', which included giving presentations on oil depletion to governments, industry, research institutions and academia. In 2001/2002 Dr. Bentley was Co-ordinator of the Oil Depletion Analysis Centre, London, and is a past-Secretary of the Association for the Study of Peak Oil and Gas (ASPO).

Other positions held include Head of Research, Whitfield Solar Ltd; Senior Research Fellow, Department of Cybernetics, University of Reading; Modelling Analyst, Thames Water Utilities; Financial Analyst, Esso Chemicals; and Programmer-Analyst, Imperial Oil.

Dr. Bentley has published some 50 academic papers and two books, including Introduction to Peak Oil, Springer, 2016.

Latest articles from Roger

  • How Large Are World Proved Oil Reserves?

    Published 29 August 2023 | viewed 5,314 times

    Rystad Energy in a June 29th press release reported that its most recent assessment of the true size of the world’s proved oil reserves stands…

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