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Michael Surman is a computer analyst at the LSU Center for Energy Studies.Mr. Surman is responsible for all aspects of CES' computer networks and databases including software management, hardware and technical support, and local area network (LAN) maintenance and long term planning. Mr. Surman maintains CES's network of personal computers, workstations and servers consisting of Windows, UNIX, and Linux operating systems.

His other duties include the maitenance and co-development of the Centers' Internetpresence on the World Wide Web though its web pages and assisting the PTTC in defining computer-based technological developments for the oil and gas industry. He has createdcomputer-based applications and databases for independent oil and gas operators in the Central Gulf Coast Region.

He has also taught computer classes for the LSU Short Courses and Conferences department and has been an invited speaker at several conferences and organizational meetings.

Mr. Surman holds a B.S. from St. Bonaventure University and an M.S. from the State University of New York (SUNY) at Fredonia.

Telephone: (225) 578-4553