Last updated on: 2/23/2009 | Author: ProCon.org

Jean H. Laherrère Biography

Title:
Former Deputy Exploration Manager at Total Oil Company
Position:
Pro to the question "Can Alternative Energy Effectively Replace Fossil Fuels?"
Reasoning:

“For the question ‘can alternative energy effectively replace fossil fuels’ [the] answer [is] yes but not in sufficient quantity… We need every energy but first we need to save energy and to change our way of life (based on consumption and not well-being). Constant growth is impossible in a limited world and all BAU [business as usual] scenarios are wishful thinking.”

Email to ProCon.org, Feb. 18, 2009

Involvement and Affiliations:
  • Advisor, Oil Depletion Analysis Centre (ODAC)
  • Member, Society of Petroleum Engineers World Petroleum Congress
  • Member, Association for the Study of Peak Oil and Gas (ASPO)
  • Former member, Safety Panel of the Ocean Drilling Program (JOIDES)
  • Former President, Exploration Commission of the Comité des Techniciens, Union Française de l’Industrie Pétrolière
  • Deputy Exploration Manager and various other positions, Total Oil Company, 1954-1991
Education:
  • Graduate, Ecole Polytechnique and Ecole Nationale du Pétrole (Paris, France)
Other:
  • None found
Quoted in:
  1. Is Global Oil Production at (or Past) Its Peak?