Albert Maende obtained a B.Sc in Geology from the University of Nairobi in Kenya and an M.Sc in Petroleum Geology from Aberdeen University in Scotland. Mr. Maende supervised the World Bank sponsored launching of the National Oil Corporation of Kenya’s Laboratory and Cores Storage Facility and served as the Exploration Manager for the Corporation for 4 years. He also served as the secretary of the local organizing committee of the inaugural East African Petroleum Conference (EAPC ‘03) that was held in Nairobi, Kenya in March 2003. He worked as an Explorationist with both Woodside and Ophir Energy companies in Perth, Australia during 2004, and participated in the evaluation of petroleum geology data of East and Central Africa’s Lamu and Rovuma Basins. Maende spent 2 years consulting for both Vangold Company and the National Oil Corporation of Kenya, then moved to the USA to work at Humble Geochemical Services, where he participated in an oil companies consortium study of about 10,000 samples recovered from more than 600 wells from 13 sedimentary basins of the Rocky Mountain region, for which he prepared geological Log plots depicting source rock richness, potential and maturity. In 2007, he became a geologist at Weatherford Laboratories where he has worked on geochemical data of shale gas and conventional oil prospects of a number of formations in the USA, including their gas composition and carbon isotopes fingerprinting. One of Albert’s main current pursuits is the petroleum geochemistry of the Black Warrior Basin of Alabama.