began his career in New Orleans, Louisiana with Shell Oil Company in 1973 after graduating from Kansas State University with a BS degree in geology.
After working as a production engineer and then development geologist for multiple Gulf Coast onshore and offshore fields, Rich accepted a position with DeGolyer and MacNaughton Consultants in Dallas, Texas in 1978. At D&M, he prepared reserve estimates on numerous Gulf Coast oil and gas fields prior to leaving the firm in 1980.
Mr. Green worked for several Dallas independent oil companies prior to co-founding Dallas Petroleum Partners, a private oil company in 1986 where he explored and operated in several states and offshore Louisiana.
He joined Netherland Sewell Consultants in 1994 as a Vice-President-Geology and gained international experience in West Africa, Russia and South America, as well as multiple domestic basins. He co-founded LaRoche Petroleum Consultants in 1996 and performed numerous reserves, geologic and field studies domestically and internationally until 2006 when he became the president and CEO of Saxon Oil Company.
Mr. Green resigned from Saxon in 2010 to resume his career as an independent consultant and relocated to Missouri. He currently is the Senior Technical Advisor to AleAnna Resources, an Italian-focused exploration company and serves on the Board of Directors of several publicly traded oil companies.