Candida Scott, CERA senior director, heads the CERA Capital Cost Forum, formed to monitor and predict the changes in project development costs through market analysis and scenario evaluation. She oversees the IHS/CERA Upstream Capital Costs Index, which tracks actual costs for equipment and services required to construct a fixed basket of oil and gas projects in order to assess movements and develop strategies in managing costs. Scott has more than 25 years of experience in the oil and gas industry, with international expertise in tracking, monitoring and analyzing trends offshore, onshore and in liquefied natural gas construction projects worldwide. In her previous positions, she worked on the conception and development of the QUE$TOR estimating system and the development of Brown and Root"s FIELDPLAN estimating system. A chartered mechanical engineer, Scott is a member of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers and the Society of Petroleum Engineers. She holds a Bachelor of Science from the University of Leicester.
Speaker Peter Hartley
Peter R. Hartley, Ph.D., is the George and Cynthia Mitchell Chair and a professor of economics at Rice University. He is also a Rice scholar of energy economics for the Baker Institute. Hartley has worked for more than 25 years on energy economics issues, focusing originally on electricity, but also …
Peter R. Hartley, Ph.D., is the George and Cynthia Mitchell Chair and a professor of economics at Rice University. He is also a Rice scholar of energy economics for the Baker Institute. Hartley has worked for more than 25 years on energy economics issues, focusing originally on electricity, but also including work on natural gas, oil, coal, nuclear and renewable energy. He wrote on reform of the electricity supply industry in Australia throughout the 1980s and early 1990s and advised the government of Victoria when it completed the acclaimed privatization and reform of the electricity industry in that state in 1989. Apart from energy and environmental economics, Hartley has published research on theoretical and applied issues in money and banking, business cycles and international finance. He worked for the Priorities Review Staff, and later the Economic Division, of the Prime Minister’s Department in the Australian government. He came to Rice as an associate professor of economics in 1986 after serving as an assistant professor of economics at Princeton University from 1980 to 1986. Hartley completed an honors degree in mathematics and a master’s degree in economics at The Australian National University. He obtained a Ph.D. in economics at The University of Chicago.v