Humberto Calderón Berti

Humberto Calderón Berti, born 21 October 1941 in Boconó, Venezuela is a Venezuelan geologist, petroleum engineer, diplomat, politician and author.

Former president of PDVSA (Venezuela's state-owned petroleum company), and the country's former Minister of Energy and Mines, as well as former Minister of Foreign Affairs.

Former OPEC president.

Undergraduate degree from the Central University of Venezuela, and he has a Master's in petroleum engineering from the University of Tulsa in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

La OPEP por dentro: Los años dorados

The twentieth century was the century of oil. The invention of the automobile, the development of industry and the popularization of fossil fuels are the main milestones in the recent history of a natural resource that forever changed the course of humanity.

Humberto Calderón Berti, former president of OPEC and former Minister of Energy and Mines of Venezuela, reviews the highlights of his tenure and collects in these memories a successful career linked to the oil sector. This represents an unavoidable opportunity to learn about the ins and outs of one of the organizations with the greatest geopolitical influence.

The reader will find in the pages of this book an interesting parallelism between the transformation of his country, Venezuela, with the oil-producing countries of the Middle East when, during the first decades of the 20th century, the commercial exploitation of oil began.

Likewise, this book includes the oil events of the OPEC member countries, their history and the political events that had an important significance in the world economy, as well as various technical-economic analyzes of the sector, nuanced with short stories, anecdotes and experience. personal.