Alphonsus Fagan, M.Sc., P.Geo., is a petroleum geophysicist with more than thirty years experience in the oil and gas industry. He has worked for a major integrated oil company (Amoco) as an exploration geophysicist, for the government of Newfoundland & Labrador as a geophysical consultant, policy advisor and administrator, and as a private sector consultant and trainer. In his various professional roles he has presented papers at numerous international conferences. Since 2001, he has been running oil and gas training courses for diverse audiences, including: hundreds of oil and gas professionals within the major exploration and service companies; government officials, investors, politicians and community leaders; and, the general public. He specializes in boiling down complex ideas into their essential concepts and explaining them in a clear and concise fashion. One of his favourite sayings is: 'Most subjects are not difficult - they are just taught difficult. Learning should be fun!'