Bruno Weymuller / Former executive in the oil industry

Last updated on profile page : September 30th, 2011

BIO

Bruno Weymuller has been Executive Vice President at Total (2000-2008) in charge of Strategy and Risk Assessment. After joining Elf Aquitaine group in 1981 he has held various management positions in the upstream division both in France and abroad, and has been Chief Financial Officer from 1994 to 2000.

He has begun his career in the French civil service at the Ministry for Industry from 1972 to 1978, then joined the Prime Minister Raymond Barre’s cabinet from 1978 to 1981.

He is a member of the board of directors at Déinove, Kvaerner ASA and Coe-Rexecode. He is a professor at L’Institut Français du Pétrole et des Énergies Nouvelles. He works on the economics of energy and on the interactions between energy and environment.

Bruno Weymuller is a graduate from the École Polytechnique, and from Mines ParisTech. He holds a Master of Science of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Harkness Fellow).

By Bruno Weymuller on ParisTech Review

The spectacular boom in both production and consumption of unconventional gas in the United States is a success story that few would have predicted at the dawn of the new millennium. Large oil companies are fighting to make up for this missed opportunity. Through mergers and acquisitions they have made the sector a key component of corporate strategy. The stakes could not be higher and decisions made now will have huge consequences for the future balance of the global energy industry.
Rares sont ceux qui avaient anticipé l'essor spectaculaire des gaz non conventionnels aux Etats-Unis. Les responsables pétroliers américains ont très rapidement pris la mesure des conséquences pour l'avenir du secteur. Avec désormais un certain recul, la perspective s'élargit et on commence à anticiper l'apport de ces ressources aux futurs équilibres énergétiques mondiaux.

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