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Roland N. Horne is a professor of Energy Resources Engineering at Stanford University. In his recent discussion addressed the future of oil: reviewed historical production and trends in reserves and resources to show that while the era of "easy oil" is coming to an end, technologies like enhanced oil recovery and tar sands and oil shale recovery will prolong the fossil fuel era, and why, even with new discoveries and technologies, demand will soon exceed supply. He is now the Thomas Davies Barrow Professor of Earth Sciences in the Department of Energy Resources Engineering at Stanford University; Director of the Stanford Geothermal Program; Senior Fellow at Precourt Institute for Energy and, by courtesy, at the Woods Institute. He was formerly the Chairman of the Department of Petroleum Engineering at Stanford from 1995 to 2006. He is best known for his work in well test interpretation, production optimization, and tracer analysis of fractured reservoirs. Prof. Horne holds BE in Engineering Science, and PhD and DSc degree, all from the University of Auckland, New Zealand. He has received the Lester C. Uren Award from Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE), as well as the John Franklin Carll Award. Horne was elected a member of the U.S. National Academy of Engineering in 2002, and in 2007 he was designated an Honorary Member of SPE. Horne is a member of the Board of Directors of the International Geothermal Association, and has served as adviser to Texas A&M University, University of Auckland, and Universiti Teknologi Malaysia. He is a Guest Professor of China University of Petroleum (Huadong).
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