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Henry Pettingill

Henry S. Pettingill is a Petroleum Geologist and Exploration Manager with 40 years of experience in the oil and gas industry. He is currently an industry consultant and Chairman of the Rose and Associates’ DHI Interpretation and Risking Consortium, which has 37 member companies in the Americas, Europe, Asia and Australia.  He previously held various senior management positions with Noble Energy Inc. before finishing his career as Chief Geoscientist. He served as Director of Exploration Technology and as Director of Business Innovation. His responsibilities included Global Exploration Portfolio Management, Risk Analysis, Geoscience Technology, Recruiting, and Leadership Coaching. Prior to joining Noble, he held various technical and managerial positions within Repsol and Shell. His assignments have focused on Deepwater Exploration and Appraisal, International Exploration/New Ventures, Exploration Risk Analysis, and Portfolio Management. Henry was the primary evaluation geoscientist for several of Shell’s earliest large deepwater discoveries in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico and Northwest Borneo. At Noble Energy, he had a direct leadership role in giant discoveries in the Gulf of Mexico, Israel/Cyprus, and West Africa. Most notably he led the evaluation team that won approval for entry into deep water Israel, and resulted in supergiant discoveries -- which not only provided 100 years of natural gas supply to Israel, but transformed the country from an energy importer to energy exporter, and removed coal as the primary source of domestic power. Henry has authored over 100 technical papers and conference presentations, and taught classroom and field courses in Deep Water Clastics, Exploration Risk Analysis, and Creativity and Innovation for E&P Organizations. In 2017, he was recognized by AAPG as one of the industry’s “100 Explorationists Who Made a Difference”.

Mr. Pettingill holds a BA degree from the University of Rochester and an MSc degree from Virginia Tech (USA), and completed the Executive Management Program at INSEAD Euroforum (Spain).  He is an AAPG Certified Petroleum Geologist, Texas Board of Professional Geoscientists Licensed Geologist, and an active member of AAPG, SEG, and SPE.  He is a Trustee Associate of the SEG and AAPG Foundations.  He splits his time between Aínsa, Spain and Houston, Texas.