About the Author
Arthur L. Smith is President of Triple Double Advisors, LLC. He has served as Chairman and CEO of the petroleum research and consulting firm John S. Herold, Inc. and as a securities analyst with Argus Research Corp., The First Boston Corporation and Oppenheimer & Co., Inc. Smith is a director of Plains All American LLP and Pioneer Southwest Energy Partners, L.P. and is a past appointee to the National Petroleum Council (NPC). He has served on the boards of the New York Society of Security Analysts (NYSSA), Parker & Parsley Petroleum, Pioneer Natural Resources, Cabot Oil & Gas Corporation, Evergreen Resources, Inc. and privately-held Kuwait Energy. He is active in a number of petroleum industry associations including the Independent Petroleum Association of America (IPAA). He also serves on the board of the non-profit organization, Dress for Success Houston and is on the Board of Visitors of the Nicholas School of the Environment and Earth Sciences at Duke University.