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Rolando Gachter

Title: Manager, Exploration and Production from February 2005 to present

IPA Experience:
Joined IPA in January 1998

Senior Analyst - July 2001 - May 2004
Analyst - January 1998 - June 2001

Areas of Expertise:
Mr. Gächter has over twelve years of capital project benchmarking experience, specializing in energy and minerals extraction projects. His experience includes large-scale project system benchmarkings for major oil and natural gas producers. His experience also extends to reviews of over 100 major capital projects worldwide in the petroleum exploration and production and mining sectors covering over $5 billion in capital expenditures.

Professional Profile:
Before joining IPA, Mr. Gächter developed six years of experience in energy industry analysis for the federal offshore oil and natural gas program by analyzing oil and gas issues of supply, demand, and corporate viability as the staff specialist for the federal outer continental shelf information program.

MBA with concentration in Finance, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
(Virginia Tech), Blacksburg, VA

BSc, Mining and Minerals Engineering, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA

Professional Memberships:
Society for Mining, Metallurgy, and Exploration
Society for Petroleum Engineers, Manuscript Peer Reviewer

Alaska Update: February 1990-1992. D. K. François and R. A. Gächter. 1992. Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) Information Report MMS 92-0053. 46 p.

Gulf of Mexico Update: August 1989-June 1992. R. A. Gächter. 1992. OCS Information Report MMS 92-0049. 29 p.

Gas Energy Review. Gulf of Mexico Update: August 1989-June 1992. R. A. Gächter. 1993. American Gas Association, Vol. 21, No. 3. P. 14.

Pacific Update: December 1989-January 1994. R. A. Gächter. 1994. OCS Information Report MMS 94-0039. 37 p.

Facts about Offshore Natural Gas. R. A. Gächter. 1994. OCS Report MMS 94-0069. 29 p.

All Video Presentations from Rolando Gachter

Exploiting deep water fields
Thursday, September 19, 2013

FPSOs - the 'go to' development technology for Deep Water discoveries
Tuesday, June 4, 2013

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Drilling goes social
by Lars-Christian Røsberg, Business Analyst Well Operations, ConocoPhillips Norge from Conoco Phillips

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