Mike Bowman, SPE, was appointed the chair of the petroleum engineering program at Texas A&M University at Qatar. In 2011, Bowman retired from BP as vice president of geoscience and subsurface description and became part-time professorial chair in development and production geology at the University of Manchester. He remains a visiting professor there. His areas of expertise are clastic reservoir systems for conventional and unconventional resources, subsurface uncertainty and risk management, and field development and production. Bowman holds a BSc in geology from the University of Leeds and a PhD in geology from the University of Sheffield.