International Accounting Development: Oil and Gas Faculty
Anderson, audit senior manager with PricewaterhouseCoopers in San Francisco has 11 years of public accounting experience serving energy clients. A graduate of the University of Durham in the United Kingdom; he has worked for PwC in London, Venezuela and San Francisco and a variety of oil and gas entities. He is a qualified UK Chartered Accountant.
Ronald J. Blair
Blair is a senior lecturer in the graduate federal tax program and former director of budget and financial affairs for the Jindal School of Management at the University of Texas at Dallas. He consults in federal tax dispute resolution. He is a member of the tax section of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants. He is a member of the Texas Society of CPAs. Blair holds an MBA from Oklahoma University. Prior UT Dallas, he was assistant regional director of appeals of the midstates and former southwest Regions of IRS.
Scott D. Deatherage
Deatherage, partner in the environmental law practice group at Thompson & Knight, Dallas is also head of the firm’s renewable energy practice group. He received his law degree from Harvard Law School. Deatherage practices in the areas of permitting, compliance, administrative and judicial litigation in environmental areas before local, state and federal environmental agencies. He counsels clients in environmental management issues and strategic environmental planning. He serves as the vice chair for the American Bar Association Special Committee on Environmental Disclosure.
Andrew B. Derman
Derman is a senior partner with the international law firm of Thompson & Knight. Derman, the international practice group leader, represents public and private companies and host governments in their strategic design, identification, capture and documentation of oil and gas transactions. Formerly an executive with Oryx Energy in Dallas. He managed several business functions. He has been an officer or a director of the Association of Petroleum Negotiators, the International Energy Committee of the American Corporate Counsel Association and numerous legal associations. He participated, in conjunction with the University of Houston project, preparing oil and gas legislation for the Russian Republic and, with the American Bar Association, preparing oil and gas legislation for the Republic of Kazakhstan. Derman has published five books.
Dulany is an audit manager with PricewaterhouseCoopers in Houston. He has spent most of his public accounting career serving clients in the exploration and production and gas gathering and processing segments of the energy industry. Dulany is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Texas Society of Certified Public Accountants.
Dunleavy is an assurance senior manager with PricewaterhouseCoopers in Houston. Dunleavy recently completed a two-year tour in the national office of PricewaterhouseCoopers where he was responsible for reviewing the periodic SEC filings of numerous energy related registrants and assisting clients with their capital market transactions. Dunleavy has worked in Russia, where he assisted clients transition to US and international accounting standards. He holds a master’s degree in professional accounting from Canisius College.
Friou is an audit senior manager with PricewaterhouseCoopers in Dallas. He received an MPA in accounting from the University of Texas and has worked for PwC in Houston, Dallas, London and Aberdeen, serving a variety of oil and gas entities, including Exxon Mobil, Chevron and various oilfield services companies.
Peter D. Gaffney
Gaffney co-founded Gaffney, Cline and Associates, an international petroleum management and technical advisory firm. A key sector of the firm’s activities has been in assisting governments and national oil companies in meeting their objectives for refocusing their industry or attracting inward investment. Gaffney is a graduate of the Royal School of Mines, Imperial College, University of London; he is both a chartered engineer and a chartered geologist. A previous president of the Society of Petroleum Engineers, Gaffney has worked in most of the world’s petroleum provinces both as an advisor and in senior management positions.
Green is a partner with Ernst & Young and is responsible for international accounting and auditing issues in the Dallas office.
Thomas J. Kalinosky
Kalinosky is a director in the PricewaterhouseCoopers sustainable business solutions environmental advisory practice. He holds a masters in environmental management from the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies. With over 20 years of environmental, health and safety management experience, Kalinosky has a skills set combining environmental accounting and disclosure support for financial audits, environmental risk and control assessments, transaction support, and EHS management system review expertise. He is a professional engineer and is ISO 14001 lead-auditor trained.
Kroll is a senior associate with PricewaterhouseCoopers in Houston. During her many years in public accounting, she has served many clients, primarily those in the oil and gas industry, including Burlington Resources, Rosetta Resources, Plains Resources, Plains Exploration, AROC Inc. and Amromco Energy.
James P. Langley
Langley is president of Langley Associates, an independent consulting firm focused on the business of refining. He has 34 years of experience in the petroleum industry, focused on the business and competitor analysis issues of oil and petrochemicals. Langley has held operating and corporate staff positions with Gulf, Chevron and British Petroleum. Prior to that, he was director of energy consulting at PricewaterhouseCoopers and vice president with the engineering firm of Stone and Webster. He holds an MBA in marketing and finance from the University of Houston.
Libertus is a tax partner with KPMG and concentrates on energy and oil field service company taxation, including consulting with clients regarding corporate and partnership tax issues in the areas of federal, state and international tax consultation and compliance. He has worked with auditors on FAS 109 for major international companies and gained a deep knowledge of multiple sectors of the energy industry, He has experience with foreign registrants adoption of SEC regulations, US GAAP, and Sarbanes Oxley Section 404. Libertus spent a year in Paris providing tax services to several of KPMG’s multinational clients. He has an MPA in accounting from the University of Texas at Austin and a member of the AICPA and the Texas Society of Certified Public Accountants.
Long is an advisory manager with PricewaterhouseCoopers in Cincinnati. He specializes in energy risk management and FAS 133 accounting. His clients include utilities, merchant energy companies and investment companies that procure, market and trade various energy commodities and products. Long is a CPA in Ohio and received a masters degree in accounting from the University of Southern California.
McPhail is a principal member of KPMG in Dallas in the international corporate services practice. He assists clients with their US and foreign tax issues arising in the context of cross border transactions and international restructurings. He has experience with the specific issues involved in the international taxation of oil and gas interests. He previously served in the firm’s Paris office advising on US tax matters. McPhail is a member of the State Bar of Texas and received a law degree from Southern Methodist University.
Moates is an audit senior manager with PricewaterhouseCoopers in Dallas. His experiences range from small privately held companies to large multinationals. Moates has served a variety of oil and gas entities. He is a member of the AICPA and the Texas Society of CPAs. He received his MPA from the University of Texas at Austin.
Jonathan H. Mullins
Mullins, based in Dallas, is the PricewaterhouseCoopers engagement partner for ExxonMobil and a member of the firm’s global audit policy board. He has served a range of multinational and domestic clients in eight different offices and five different countries. Mullins began his career in the U.K. serving also in Italy, Canada and Saudi Arabia. He has served as engagement partner for Chevron, Amoco (now BP) and SAMAREC (now Saudi Aramco). He is a CPA.
Mark E. Nicholls
Nicholls is the managing director of Imagine Consulting. This consulting firm provides support to clients in the areas of strategy development and business practice improvement. Nicholls has an extensive energy background having spent 27 years with Atlantic Richfield Company (ARCO). During his tenure with ARCO, holding senior finance, planning and control positions including chief financial officer. His career included ARCO assignments in London and Jakarta. He has been involved with the development and presentation of programs on western financial practices worldwide and a contributor to the UT Dallas Advanced Program in Oil and Gas Financial Management since its inception. Nicholls is also a senior lecturer in finance at UT Dallas. He holds an MBA from the University of Southern California.
Dan A. Odom
Odom is an audit partner in the Dallas office of Deloitte and Touche. He serves as engagement partner on exploration and production, gas transmission and gas distribution companies and has extensive experience in SEC related issues. Odom is a member of the American Institute of Public Accountants, The Texas Society of Certified Public Accountants, and Council of Petroleum Accountants Societies.
Ow is an audit manager with PricewaterhouseCoopers in Houston and is currently here from PwC Malaysia. She has more than seven years of public accounting experience serving primarily energy and telecommunications clients. Her clients have included ExxonMobil, Murphy, Maxis, Atwood Oceanics and Fortis Energy. She is a CA with the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia.
Parette is a partner with more than 16 years of experience at Deloitte and Touche. Parette has served clients in a variety of industries. Parette is a member of the American Institute of Public Accountants, The Texas Society of Certified Public Accountants and as a CPA licensed to practice in Arkansas, Oklahoma, Louisiana and Texas.
Ramaswamy is a manager in the security services practice of Deloitte and Touche and focuses on delivering security and privacy related services and review of general computer controls for Dallas based clients. He holds CISA, CISSP and CIA certifications and is the co-chair of the research committee of Institute of Internal Auditor’s Dallas chapter.
James H. Rice
Rice is a senior manager, assurance and advisory with Deloitte and Touche. He focuses on the energy industry, where he has primarily dealt with oil and natural gas exploration and production companies. He is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and The Texas Society of Certified Public Accountants.
Roemer is a senior manager with PricewaterhouseCoopers in Houston. He has served a variety of oil and gas clients, including Burlington Resources, Plains Exploration and Production, Cabot Oil and Gas, Newfield Exploration, Rosetta Resources, Michael Petroleum and ARCO He is a member of the AICPA and The Texas Society of CPAs.
Walton is a manager at Deloitte and Touche, a certified public accountant and has primarily served clients in the oil and gas industry with an emphasis in exploration and production companies.
Jason E. Wardell
Wardell is a senior manager with PricewaterhouseCoopers in Houston. He has extensive experience serving large multinational integrated energy companies and independent international oil and natural gas producers. He is a certified public accountant in California and Texas and a member of the AICPA and The Texas Society of CPAs.
Robert J. Welsh
Welsh is a senior manager in the assurance practice of PricewaterhouseCoopers in Houston where he has served a variety of oil and gas and mining entities. He is a certified public accountant licensed in Texas and Oklahoma and a member of the AICPA and Texas Society of CPAs.
Steven J. Ziegler
Ziegler is an audit senior manager with PricewaterhouseCoopers in Houston where his specialties include companies in exploration and production, marketing and refining. His clients include Conoco and Burlington Resources. Ziegler is a CPA licensed in Texas and Oklahoma.