Dr. Sohbet Karbuz currently works at Mediterranean Observatory for Energy (OME), an energy industry association in Paris, as Director of its Hydrocarbons Division. Before joining the OME, he was with the International Energy Agency in Paris. Previously, he worked as research associate and manager at several institutions in Austria, Germany and Turkey. His main areas of interests are oil and natural gas markets, energy geopolitics, energy security, energy modeling and scenario building. In a career spanning more than two decades he has authored or co-authored numerous books, scientific articles and book chapters. His principal hobby is writing articles on the US military energy consumption and security. Mr. Karbuz received his Bachelor of Science and Masters of Science degrees from the industrial engineering department of Istanbul Technical University, his PhD degree in natural sciences from the Technical University of Vienna and Postgraduate Diploma in economics from the Institute for Advanced Studies in Vienna.