Petroleum Analysis Centre

Dr. Roger Bentley

Dr. Bentley, now retired, was a Senior Research Fellow at the University of Reading’s former Department of Cybernetics. His research areas have included global hydrocarbon depletion, solar energy and broader energy issues. He was a member of the University’s ad hoc ‘Oil Resources Group’ which analysed oil depletion, and gave presentations on the topic to governments, industry, research institutions and academia.

In 2001/2002 Dr. Bentley was Co-ordinator of the Oil Depletion Analysis Centre, London, funded by an Astor Family Trust; and is also a past Secretary of the Association for the Study of Peak Oil and Gas (ASPO). Other positions held have included: Head of Research, Whitfield Solar Ltd; Senior Research Fellow, University of Reading; Modelling Analyst, Thames Water Utilities; Financial Analyst, Esso Chemicals; and Senior Programmer/Analyst, Imperial Oil.

Dr. Bentley studied Joint Hons. General Science (Physics and Chemistry) at Manchester University, an MASc in Industrial Engineering at the University of Toronto, and gained a PhD from the Engineering Department at the University of Reading. He is a Member of the Energy Institute, London.

Dr. Roger Bentley