Miranda L. Wainberg
February 15, 2011
Business address: The University of Texas at Austin
Bureau of Economic Geology
University Station Box X
Austin, Texas 78713-8924
E-mail address: Miranda.Ferrell@worldnet.att.net
B.A. Asian Studies, Mary Washington College, Fredericksburg, Virginia, 1973
M.A. International Relations, University of Chicago, 1975
M.B.A. Finance, University of Chicago, 1977
Professional Work Experience
A. Present Position: Energy Economist, Bureau of Economic Geology, The University of Texas at
Austin, Center for Energy Economics (January 2005 - Present).
B. Researcher, Institute for Energy, Law and Enterprise (IELE), University of Houston (2003 - 2005).
Research for ongoing projects including natural gas and liquefied natural gas (LNG) value chains,
state-owned energy companies and Latin American energy issues.
C. Director, Corporate Risk Management, El Paso Corporation, Houston (2001 - 2003).
Development of stochastic quantitative models to measure market, reliance, operations, business
and political risk--North American and Brazilian oil and gas exploration and production; Latin
American natural gas transportation and electric power operations; oil and gas commodity price
hedges; various global LNG investments.
D. Managing Director, Gas Origination, El Paso Merchant Energy, Houston (1999 - 2000).
Development of LNG marketing strategy for southeastern U.S.; 20-yr Elba Island-sourced LNG
sales contract with Jacksonville Electric Authority.
E. Vice President, Strategic and Planning, Sonat Exploration Company, Houston (1993 - 1999).
Development and management of $500+ million annual capital budget and the capital allocation
process; responsible for investor relations, strategic planning, oil and gas reserve bookings, and
mergers and acquisitions.
F. Vice President, Sonat Marketing Company, Birmingham, Alabama (1990 - 1993).
Originator of long-term natural gas sales contracts; initiator of commodity price hedging
techniques; development of domestic and natural-gas-fired electric power projects with joint
venture partner AES Corporation.
G. Director, Competitive Analysis, Southern Natural Gas Company, Birmingham, Alabama (1988 -
Initiator of competitive benchmarking practices; development of pipeline expansion projects;
initiator of customer survey process.
H. Vice President, Continental Illinois National Bank, Chicago and Houston (1977 - 1988).
Responsible for $1 billion energy loan portfolio and loan origination team; financing of companies
engaged in oil and gas exploration and production, oil field services, natural gas transportation
Reports, Monographs, Brochures, Pamphlets, Bulletins
Tordo, S., Foss, M. M., Gülen, G., Wainberg, M. L., Makaryan, R., Volkov, D., Gurfinkel, M. E.,
Valdez, O., Starr, J., Shenoy, B., Boulos, A., Stern, J., Estrada, J., and Marcos, E., 2008, Citizen's
guide to national oil companies, Parts A & B: The World Bank and The University of Texas at
Austin, Bureau of Economic Geology, Center for Energy Economics, Technical Report + Data
Directory, 108 & 764 p.
Spanish, spoken and written