Alfonso Colombano Pens Book as Resource for Upstream, Midstream, Downstream Companies
A recent Bauer College global energy graduate has just published a book designed to serve as a resource for the energy industry, with the knowledge gained from the program.
Venezuela native Alfonso Colombano graduated from Bauer’s undergraduate program with a major in accounting and a minor in economics in 2010. His new book, Oil and Gas Company Analysis, assesses the upstream, midstream and downstream areas of the oil and gas industry.
He said he wrote the book with the intentions of taking a deeper look at the similarities and differences of financial and operational aspects of the major domestic and global players in the industry. Colombano evaluates more than 30 companies in different categories and provides an overview of different sectors in the industry, in addition to giving thorough descriptions of each in dedicated chapters.
In addition to writing, Colombano works professionally as a financial reporting analyst. During his undergraduate career, he was involved in Bauer’s Energy Association and had the opportunity to network with professionals in the industry.
“Houston is the energy capital in the world,” Colombano said. “The university has an excellent energy program, and the fact that the industry is so critical to the economy makes it a very interesting business. You can be in the industry 20 or 30 years, and you will still be learning something new every day.”
Through Bauer’s program, Colombano solidified his decision to pursue a career in energy.
“The college has so many interesting and motivating events from which you can learn about many different companies. It is an incredible connection to faculty, the learning environment and the excellent curriculum,” Colombano said. “You get to meet so many mentors, including professors and administration that really motivate students to learn about the industry.”
Colombano is back at Bauer where he is currently pursuing his master’s degree in global energy management. After he receives his master’s in 2016, he plans to continue to work and grow his knowledge in the oil and gas industry.
“My main drive is to increase my learning,” Colombano said. “The mission from the beginning was always, everyday; if you are learning something new that’s a very good day.”
He is planning on writing a second book in 2016 after he graduates.
By Abigail Leal