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John R. Schuyler



John Schuyler helps clients gain competence in risk and economic decision analysis and in project risk management. He established an independent training and consulting practice in 1988, focusing on project and corporate economic analysis and on decision policy.  

The Decision Precision®trademark identifies John's evaluation process and educational services. He has over 40 years business and engineering experience in training, consulting, analysis, and management. His industry experience mostly in the petroleum industry and also includes mining, utilities, manufacturing, pharmaceuticals, information technology, finance, professional services, retail, and government.

His short courses deal principally with capital investments, corporate planning, engineering design and project management decisions under uncertainty. He is associated with PetroSkills, LLC for whom he has presented his 3- to 6-day course, Petroleum Risk and Decision Analysis, Advanced Decision Analysis with Portfolio and Project Modeling, and custom variations more than 300 times. John has trained in 36 countries on six continents. He is the author of Risk and Decision Analysis in Projects 3.1 and is the revisions author of 2nd and 3.0 editions of Paul Newendorp's classic, Decision Analysis for Petroleum Exploration. John frequently presents short talks and workshops for professional organizations. He has written over 45 articles, conference papers, and handbook chapters published in the professional literature.You may contact John at:

    Decision Precision®
    15492 East Chenango Avenue

    Aurora, CO 80015-1703 U.S.A.
    Phone: 303-693-0067
    E-mail: john's email address (checked frequently when a connection is available; please include "risk" or "decision" in the subject line)

    Web:  https://www.maxvalue.com

John's previous work experience includes (most recent first):

  • Six years (1982-88) as VP and evaluation engineer for Security Pacific Bank (then U.S. 6th largest). Appraised collateral properties for approximately half of a $2 billion energy loan portfolio. Developed automated evaluation tools and practices.
  • Manager - Business Systems for Cities Service Co.'s Petrochemicals Division. Led development of an information systems plan and a grass-roots data processing organization.
  • Senior Management Consultant with a national accounting firm. Information systems planning and design; operational reviews; EDP auditing.
  • Planning and Evaluation Analyst for Cities Service Oil Company. Capital project evaluations; budgets; corporate plans.
  • VP - Administration, CFO, and co-founder of a small commercial products company.

Other credentials include:

  • M.B.A. from University of Colorado at Boulder (management science emphasis)
  • B.S. and M.S. in Mineral-Engineering Physics from Colorado School of Mines (M.S. thesis: "A Data Acquisition System for an Electron Spectrometer")
  • CAM - Certified Administrative Manager (through the Administrative Management Society, which no longer exists)
  • CCP - Certified Cost Professional (formerly known as Certified Cost Engineer)
  • CMA - Certified Management Accountant
  • CMC - Certified Management Consultant
  • CPIM (expired) - Certified in Production and Inventory Management
  • DRMP - Decision and Risk Management Professional
  • PE - registered Professional Engineer (Colorado)
  • PMP - Project Management Professional

Member: Association for the Advancement of Cost Engineering (AACE International), Institute of Management Accountants (IMA), Institute of Management Consultants (IMC), Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences (INFORMS), Project Management Institute (PMI), Rocky Mountain Association of Geologists (RMAG), Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE), Society of Petroleum Evaluation Engineers (SPEE).

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