Rodney (Rod) Sidle

MR. ROD SIDLE has worked in the upstream petroleum industry for 40 years including 35 years before retiring from Shell Oil/Royal Dutch Shell. He has also worked for both large (Oxy) and smaller (Sheridan Production) independent producers. His position as Reserves Manager/Director in each of these companies developed the knowledge he draws from to instruct on Reserves Estimation and Reporting. He has delivered in-house Reserves instruction courses for Shell and Oxy as well as being a course instructor/lecturer on Reserves and Economics at Texas A&M University for two years. He is a member of the Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE) and the Society of Petroleum Evaluation Engineers (SPEE). He has been a past member of the SPE Oil and Gas Reserves Committee and currently serves on the SPEE Reserves Definition Committee. Other society service includes as an SPE Distinguished Lecturer and on the SPEE Board of Directors. He has co-authored and presented several SPE technical papers on Reserve Estimation topics with two published in the SPE Economics and Management Journal. He received a BS degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of Akron.