MR. TIM NIEMAN has 30 years of experience as a risk and decision analyst, economist and petroleum scientist. His professional experience includes 20 years in leading and conducting projects of various sizes and scopes involving the application of decision and risk analysis methodologies in the energy and environmental sectors, and 10 years as a practicing petroleum geophysicist. His background includes work in decision analysis, risk analysis, business modeling, financial forecasting, strategic planning, R&D portfolio management, software development, geology, and geophysics. Mr. Nieman has also taught numerous training seminars in decision analysis, economics and quantitative modeling. He has a BS in geology and an MS in geophysics from Michigan State University, and an MBA from Rice University.