Kent Moors

Kent Moors

Internationally Recognized Oil & Natural Gas Policy and Global Risk Expert

Speaker Categories: Energy Industry | Energy | Risk Management | Emerging Market | Global Economy | Energy

Travels From: PA, United States.

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Internationally Recognized Oil & Natural Gas Policy
and Global Risk Expert

Dr. Moors is the Executive Chair of the Energy Capital Research Group. In addition to a range of energy market evaluation services, Baltimore-based ECRG incorporates a major initiative created by Dr. Moors and involving some of the world’s leading energy experts to oversee high-profile analyses and policy recommendations to governments and agencies worldwide.

Academia

Dr. Moors left his university positions – Professor in the Department of Political Science and the Graduate Center for Social and Public Policy at Duquesne University, where he was also Scholar in Residence at the Institute for Energy and the Environment – to head up this global effort.

Energy Consultant

He is a leading “go-to” consultant for public and private sector entities addressing geopolitical developments impacting energy policy and security concerns. Most recently, he has advised on the US-Chinese trade disagreement, fallout from the Iranian oil sanctions, the Saudi-UAE diplomatic impasse, and the instability in Venezuela.

Risk Assessment

An internationally recognized expert in oil and gas policy/finance and risk assessment, Dr. Moors is also president of Pittsburgh and Fort Lauderdale-based ASIDA, Inc., a global oil and gas consulting firm, and has served as executive managing partner of Risk Management Associates, International, LLP, an international management advisory and training service, and partner in Warsaw-based United Gas Services (UGS), a provider of technical, advisory and management services to the Polish and European shale gas industries.

Publications

He is the founder and editor of The Oil and Energy Investor, a twice-a-week advisory, the monthly Energy Advantage and weekly Energy Advantage Portfolio Update, as well as the investment alert services The Energy Inner Circle and Micro Energy Trader. These services encompass over 600,000 subscribers worldwide; all are published by Money Map Press.

Global Energy Strategist

Dr. Moors is Global Energy Strategist to Money Morning and was contributing editor to the two leading post-Soviet oil and gas publications – Thomson Reuters’ Russian Petroleum Investor and Caspian Investor – from 1998 through February of 2013. Dr. Moors has directed the Russian/Caspian Special Projects Initiative – an electronic network of over 900 energy specialists in Russia, Central Asia, Europe and North America designed to provide rapid response advisories on developments in the former USSR – and has provided specialized advisories to Wall Street analysts, as well as investment, hedge fund, capital and asset managers worldwide.  

Clients

Dr. Moors has advised 29 world governments (Australia, Azerbaijan, Bahamas, Botswana, Brazil, Canada, China, Ecuador, France, Ghana, Greece, Iraq, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kurdistan, Malaysia, Mexico, Morocco, Nigeria, Papua New Guinea, Poland, Russia, Serbia, Uganda, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, U.K., U.S., and Uzbekistan), governors of several U.S. states, premiers of two Canadian provinces and has been a consultant to private companies, financial institutions, civic movements/organizations and law firms in 32 countries. He has served as an expert witness/consultant to law firms in Chicago, Houston, London, Montreal, Moscow, New York, Philadelphia, Los Angeles and Toronto on cases involving a range of issues, including: retail pricing of oil products; crude and oil product contract, trading, representational duties/responsibilities; production/resource evaluation and assessment; oil field, petrochemical, transport installation and contract liability; strategic risk assessment planning and application; technical assessment of export taxation; patent infringement; equity and debt valuation; and oil equipment/technology transfer.   

Unconventional Gas

He has served for the past decade on the U.S. Department of State (DOS) task force providing oil policy advisories to developing nations worldwide and the DOS Unconventional Gas Technical Engagement Program (UGTEP).  In addition to conventional oil and gas, he has advised shale gas, coal bed methane, tight gas, tight/shale oil and oil sands projects in the Marcellus, Barnett, Haynesville, Woodford, Fayetteville, Utica, Eagle Ford, Powder River, Piceance and Monterey basins in the U.S., the Athabasca, Alberta Bakken, Horn River and Montney basins in Canada, and unconventional gas/oil projects in Mexico, Poland, Australia and North Africa. Dr. Moors also has experience in developing both project structures and finance for MLPs, LNG import/export, syndicated loan packages and tanker holding ventures. His clients have included six of the world’s top ten oil companies along with leading oil and natural gas producers throughout Russia, the Caspian Basin, the Persian Gulf, Africa, Europe, as well as North and South America.

Media

Dr. Moors has appeared over 2,600 times as a featured television, radio and media commentator in North America, Europe and Russia—including ABC, BBC, Bloomberg TV, Canadian CBC, CBS, Chinese CGTN, CNBC, CNN, Fox Business Network, NBC and Russian RTV.

Books

A prolific writer and lecturer, his over 3,400 professional/market publications and over 800 private/public sector presentations and workshops have appeared in 47 countries. John Wiley & Sons released his The Vega Factor: Oil Volatility and the Next Global Crisis. He has completed his next volume – Crude Pressure: Oil, Sanctions and the Crisis with Iran.   

Education

Dr. Moors is particularly known among public and private sector policy makers for providing targeted political, market and risk assessments in crises or rapidly changing environments. He began his professional career in counter-intelligence. Until revisions in U.S. policy, Dr. Moors was slated to be the deputy director of the Iraq Reconstruction Management Office (IRMO) in Baghdad. His first degree (at age 16) was a B.S. in theoretical physics. Subsequent A.B., M.A. and Ph.D. degrees were obtained in political science and public policy.

The Future of Natural Gas

Recent breakthroughs in the development of new natural gas sources, combined with rising concerns about the environment and energy security, have significantly changed the energy outlook. Both in North America and abroad, prospects are rising for a new “gas age,” one in which the U.S. may be self-sufficient for a least a century. Drawing upon his extensive experience and major briefings presented worldwide, Dr. Moors provides both general and specialist audiences with the latest developments, prospects, and concerns. Among the major issues addressed are: -How shale gas, coal bed methane and tight gas transform the energy balance -Why the U.S. leads the world in these new developments -The impact on energy, economic and policy choices worldwide

Protecting Integrity: Avoiding Risk in the Global Marketplace

Developing and implementing an integrated plan to combat global market risk is an essential component of any organizational plan, especially during the current unstable market. Yet, less than 20 percent of corporations or public sector entities have any risk-management approach to protect reputation. Without a plan, organizational identity is in jeopardy and that could prove fatal. As executive managing partner of Risk Management Associates International, Dr. Moors has pioneered innovative and interactive strategies to manage reputational risk. In his presentations, workshops and seminars for corporate and government leaders worldwide, he shares the following: -How to develop successful risk management strategies -What risk factors need to be integrated into an international market plan -Why reputation is not a tradable commodity

The Future of Natural Gas

Recent breakthroughs in the development of new natural gas sources, combined with rising concerns about the environment and energy security, have significantly changed the energy outlook. Both in North America and abroad, prospects are rising for a new “gas age,” one in which the U.S. may be self-sufficient for a least a century. Drawing upon his extensive experience and major briefings presented worldwide, Dr. Moors provides both general and specialist audiences with the latest developments, prospects, and concerns. Among the major issues addressed are: How shale gas, coal bed methane and tight gas transform the energy balance. Why the U.S. leads the world in these new developments The impact on energy, economic and policy choices worldwide.

Meeting the Oil Challenge

With crude oil, gasoline and diesel prices reaching all-time highs, the availability and pricing of oil products have become major national concerns. The effects extend well beyond the pump. Economic prospects, employment, national security and the American way of life are at stake. In a highly engaging presentation, recognized international oil authority Dr. Moors answers the following questions: · How much oil is left · Why oil prices are rising · What the public and the government can do about it

The New International Oil Market: Economic and Political Developments in a Rapidly Changing Environment

The current international economic and political climate is dramatically impacting the oil markets and will continue to influence the market for the foreseeable future. In the process, the way oil is produced, refined and controlled will undergo significant global change. How policymakers rise to this challenge will be the fundamental test of the next decade. Dr. Moors provides audiences with an enlightening discussion of the oil market by reviewing the following: · The changes that will occur over the next decade in the oil markets · Which developments are influencing the energy mix worldwide · How the U.S. must respond

The International Credit Crunch and the Crisis in Oil

With a worldwide recession rapidly approaching, the difficulties experienced in banking, investment and finance is adding to the volatility in energy markets. Both credit and foreign exchange problems will create a new stage in the global oil crisis. In a discussion for either general or specialist audiences, Dr. Moors applies his decades of international experience in advising governments and corporations to the question of what we must do to meet this latest crisis. Among the issues addressed are: • How the credit crunch will impact oil trading and availability • Why the next wave of price changes in oil products will be more volatile • What changes in policy and market approach are needed to meet the challenge
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