Professional History


  • Established RODGERS OIL & GAS CONSULTING in 2010 to provide clients with upstream economics analysis, training, and related information services.
  • RODGERS OIL & GAS markets PEET® – Petroleum Exonomics Evaluation Tool.  PEET® is uniquely designed to support a full-perspective approach to economic decision-making, fiscal system design and evaluation, negotiations, and policy dialogue.
  • RODGERS OIL & GAS is co-producer of World Fiscal Systems for Oil & Gas (WFSOG) – 2011 (700 fiscal systems representing 150 countries), covering 5 different logistical environments – Onshore North America conventional and shale wells, International deep water fileds, International shallow water fields, Arctic onshore and offshore fields, and International onshore fields, including unconventionals – shale plays and oil sands.
  • AIPN – Member of the Association of International Petroleum Negotiators


  • African Petroleum Producers Association (APPA) – Review of fiscal system competitiveness for association members.
  • International Investor – Retainer contract to provide advice related to international investment opportunities.
  • Fiscal System Research – Subcontract to Van Meurs & Associates to provide research services to support “World Fiscal Systems for Oil and Gas: Edition – 2001”.
  • Mexico: Subcontract to Van Meurs & Associates to advise Petroleos Mexicanos respecting petroleum rights issuance and fiscal system alternatives (2001).
  • Russia: Management and delivery of the “Evaluation of Petroleum Joint Ventures Project”. Under the auspices of the Canadian Institute for Resources Law, this project included economic assessments of:  (1) Western petroleum investment in Russia and (2) the Russian petroleum fiscal system and related proposals for reform, including “Options for Kamchatka Gas” (Jan. 2000).
  • Newfoundland and Labrador: Economics of Alternative Options for Newfoundland Gas (Jan. 2001).


  • Sessional Professor – Project Evaluation, Faculty of Engineering, Memorial University, 1990.
  • Petroleum Economics Decision-Making and Fiscal Systems Design – Moscow, Russia, 1998.
  • Advanced Petroleum Economics – Decision Making and Risk Analysis, ongoing.


University – Memorial University of Newfoundland:

  • Bachelor of Arts (Economics and Mathematics) 1978
  • Master of Philosophy (Liberal Arts), 2000
  • Books: Essays in Western Philosophy, Memorial University, St. John’s, 2001.
  • Public Speaking: Dale Carnegie Course in Public Speaking and Human Relations
  • Toastmasters: Member
  • Languages: Conversational Spanish (Introductory).



  • Twenty-five years of experience in increasingly senior positions in the areas of energy resource management, negotiation, and strategy. Experience includes:
  • Building world-class energy economics capacity
  • Management, motivation, and direction of multi-disciplinary teams of professionals and other staff
  • Provision of strategic advice to Executive decision makers and political representatives.

Energy Policy Development and Analysis:

  • Executive Director – Economics & Markets Branch, Alberta Department of Energy (2008 – 2010). Responsible for developing the Branch to inform energy economics and fiscal policy integration into the broader energy and Government of Alberta mandate.
  • Project Director – Alberta Natural Gas and Conventional Oil Investment Competitiveness Study (2009 – 2010).
  • Team Lead – Alberta Royalty Review (Jan. – Oct., 2007):  Accountable for the direction of economic analysis and fiscal systems design for the Alberta Royalty Review Panel; for all commodities – natural gas, conventional oil, and oil sands.
  • Business Unit Leader – Natural Gas (2003 – 2008):  Accountable for the natural gas business unit including the planning, organization and direction of the unit.  Unit staff complement of 75 including policy analysis, markets analysis and operations.
  • Director Business Analysis – Natural Gas (2001 – 2003): Accountable for natural gas business development and analysis.  Specific accountabilities include development of techniques, data bases and economic analysis to ensure the province’s natural gas fiscal regime remains competitive and effective.
  • Director of Energy Policy for the Government of Newfoundland, 1990 – 1998.  Responsibilities included: (a) energy sector planning and monitoring, (b) the analytical and policy assessment of all energy project developments – petroleum, electricity, and alternatives, and (c) the design and negotiation of the Province’s royalty systems.
  • Newfoundland’s representative for the negotiation of an “Energy Chapter” for the Agreement on Internal Trade, 1996 – 1998.
  • Financial Analysis – Director, 1987 – 1990.  Senior technical economics advisor for the Hibernia financial and benefits negotiations.
  • Economics Benefits Analysis – Manager, 1983 – 1987.  Developed oil and gas planning, costing, cash flow, and benefit-cost models for Newfoundland.


  1. “World Fiscal Systems for Oil & Gas (WFSOG) – 2011”, co-produced with Van Meurs Corporation and PFC Energy
  2. World Fiscal Systems Map – Co-produced with Van Meurs Corporation in association with the Petroleum Economist
  3. “New [Fiscal] developments in Arctic competition”, Pedro van Meurs, Barry Rodgers, Jerry Kepes, Petroleum Economist, January, 2012.
  4. “Fiscal blocks to deep-water gas”, Pedro van Meurs, Barry Rodgers, Jerry Kepes, Petroleum Economist, October, 2011.
  5. “Canada trumps US for E&P investment”, Pedro van Meurs, Barry Rodgers, Jerry Kepes, Petroleum Economist, August, 2011.
  6. “US Considers Bold Changes in Royalty Rates”, Pedro van Meurs, Barry Rodgers, Jerry Kepes, Petroleum Intelligence Weekly, June, 2011.
  7. “Gas Prices, other factors indicate changes in North American/shale play fiscal systems”, Pedro van Meurs, Barry Rodgers, Jerry Kepes, Oil & Gas Journal, April, 2011.
  8. “Russian Fiscal Terms May Need Wider Range- A Comparison of Russia and Atlantic Canada”, Oil and Gas Journal, April 30th, 2001.
  9. Risk Assessment in Geo-Economics Evaluation – The Case of Hibernia, Gelendzhik, Russia, April, 2000.
  10. “The Economics of Kamchatka Gas: Options for Managing Stranded Reserves”, Oil and Gas Journal, Feb. 24th, 2000.
  11. Economic Analysis of the Kamchatka Oil and Gas Reserves: Base Case, Sensitivity, and Risk Analyses, Perm, Russia, 1999.
  12. Canada’s Experience in Attracting and Managing Upstream Petroleum Investments in the Offshore, OECD, Moscow, Russia, 1999.
  13. The Application of Probabilistic Methods to Economics Decision-Making, Archangel, Russia, 1999.
  14. Petroleum Joint Ventures in Russia: Recent Operating Experience and Potential Economic Impacts, 1998.
  15. TEAM (Total Economics Assessment Model): User’s Manuel, 1998.
  16. Electricity Rates in Newfoundland and Labrador with Canadian Comparisons, 1997.
  17. Crude Oil and Gasoline Price Monitoring Report – Nfld. & Lab., 1996.
  18. Assessment of the Newfoundland and Labrador Offshore and Onshore Petroleum Royalty Systems, 1996.
  19. A Methodology For Economic Decision-Making In Social-Democratic Federations with A Comparison Of Federal And Provincial Government Revenue Shares and Sources In Canada, Tyumen, Russia, 1995.
  20. Decision Making for Economic Development – A Case Study of Peat and Select Alternative Energy Developments on the Island of Newfoundland, 1993.
  21. An Economic Assessment of the Proposed Stanton Co-Generation Peat Development: Financial and Benefit/Cost Analyses, 1993.
  22. Onshore Western Newfoundland: Selected Economic and Fiscal Sensitivities, 1993.
  23. Options for a Petroleum Fiscal System for Newfoundland and Labrador, 1992.
  24. The Stanton Co generation Peat Project: Description and Base Case Results, 1992.
  25. Benefits of the Proposed Lower Churchill River Hydro- Electric Developments, 1991.
  26. The Terra Nova Oil Field:  An Economic Analysis, 1990.
  27. Labour and Capital Productivity in the Newfoundland Petroleum Industry, 1990.
  28. The Hibernia Fiscal System:  A Description of Federal and Provincial Tax and Royalty Calculations, 1989.
  29. The Hibernia Project – Newfoundland’s Employment Benefits Position, 1988.The Hibernia Oil and Gas Project – A Benefit/Cost Analysis, 1987.
  30. Analysis of Petroleum Employment and Expenditures in Newfoundland, 1986.
  31. An Analysis of the Economic Attractiveness of the Petroleum Resources in the Newfoundland and Labrador Offshore, 1984.
  32. Direct Economic Impact of the Development and Production Phases – The Hibernia Field, 1983.
  33. Fixed and Mobile Production Systems for Hibernia – A Comparison, 1983.
  34. Direct Economic Impact of Total Drilling Activity: 1981 – 1990, 1982.
  35. A Theoretical Discussion of the Recent Decline in World Crude Oil Prices, 1981.
  36. Definition of Economic Rent, 1980.

 Shared Responsibility:

  1. Economics Evaluation of the Russian Generic Fiscal System for Oil, 1998.
  2. Petroleum Economics Decision-Making Course, 1999.
  3. Energy Profiles of the New England States and Eastern Canadian Provinces, 1998.
  4. Canadian and International Energy Data with Global and Canadian Comparisons, including Reconciliation of Canadian and International Data Sources, 1997.
  5. Energy Review: Newfoundland and Labrador – 1995, 1996.
  6. Towards an Energy Policy for Newfoundland and Labrador, 1992.
  7. The Hebron Field Development: An Economic Analysis, 1992.
  8. Decision Making Authority Under The Atlantic Accord – Canadian Crude Oil Self Sufficiency, 1990.
  9. Macro-Economic Model of the Newfoundland Economy, 1988.
  10. Benefit/Cost Analysis: A Computer Model, 1987.
  11. Cost Estimation and Impact Model, 1982.
  12. An Analysis of the Impact of a Nova Scotia Type Offshore Agreement on Newfoundland, 1982.
  13. Economic Impact of Future Offshore Petroleum Exploration, 1981.
  14. Effects of the Federal Energy Policy on Offshore Newfoundland and Labrador, 1981.
  15. Economic Analysis of the Hibernia Project, 1980.