Pedro van Meurs received his Ph.D (cum laude) in Economic Geology from the State University of Utrecht, the Netherlands, in 1970. Until 1973, he was Chief of the International Petroleum Developments Division of the Department of Energy, Mines and Resources of the Federal Government of Canada.
Since 1974 he has been President of his consulting firm Van Meurs Corporation. In this capacity he has carried out consulting assignments for a number of companies and more than 90 governments in the world, providing advice on upstream petroleum fiscal policy. He is frequently expert witness in arbitration cases for companies and governments. He teaches, in cooperation with the CWC Group, UK, every year petroleum fiscal courses in Rio de Janeiro, Mexico City, Amsterdam, Dubai and Singapore. He is key author of "World Rating of Oil and Gas Terms", 2012, the most comprehensive fiscal competitiveness rating existing today, covering 156 countries. He speaks Dutch, English, Spanish and French.