Peter Bartok is an Adjunct Professor of Geology at the University of Houston, instructor at Petroskills, and a petroleum E&P consultant with research interests in unconventional shale resources, complex salt tectonics, rock physics, and rock mechanics. His experience with BP includes project management for Latin America, U.S. Chief Onshore Geologist. He designed a course on a multidisciplinary geoscience approach to unconventional resources and teaches courses in geophysics and structural styles. He has evaluated prospects in more than 40 basins throughout the world (North America, Latin America, Europe, China, and West Africa) and defined the exploration techniques leading to major discoveries in Venezuela, Angola, and Guatemala. Bartok received a Master’s degree in Geology from the State University of New York at Buffalo. He has worked as a geophysicist for more than 20 years. He has published a textbook on unconventional resource assessment and more than 25 technical articles.