Richard W.

Richard W. Ball

Development Geologist-Angola Block 0

+1 713 372 7166

Chevron, Houston, Texas, USA

Born 1982, Dallas, Texas, USA


Academic Degrees

  • M.S., Geology, University of Louisiana at Lafayette
  • B.S., Geology, Stephen F. Austin State University


  • 2012-present Development geologist-Angola Block 0; Chevron, Houston
  • 2004-present Founder, Importation; T-ingo Importers, Dallas
  • 2010-12 Exploration geologist-Gulf of Mexico; Chevron, Houston
  • 2007-10 Development geologist-San Juan Basin; Chevron, Houston
  • 2006 Contract geologist-Gulf of Mexico shelf; ToppKnotch, Lafayette, La.
  • 2005-06 Geotech-onshore Louisiana; Rainier Minerals; Lafayette, La.

AAPG Activities

Joined AAPG 2002
Member EMD

  • 2010-present Chair, Student Chapters Committee
  • 2007-12 Director, Student Chapter Leadership Summit
  • 2008-10 Vice chair, Young Professionals Committee
  • 2007-10 Vice chair, Student Chapters Committee
  • 2005-08 Member, Education Committee 

AAPG Honors & Awards

  • 2010, The Highs and Lows of Subsalt Exploration in Southeastern Green Canyon, Deepwater Gulf of Mexico - A World-Class Petroleum System
  • 2009, LIDAR Imaging Technology Used to Reduce Cycle time, and Costs while Increasing Safety and Stakeholder Alignment
  • 2009, Digital Regional Investigation of the Wilcox Group of Northern Louisiana: Application to Coalbed Natural Gas Evaluation
  • 2007, Regional Subsurface Investigation: Coal Accumulation in the Wilcox Group, Northern Louisiana
  • 2006, Ore Petrographic Aspects of Recent Basaltic Andesite from Arenal Volcano, Costa Rica
  • 2005, Geochemical and Petrograhic Aspects of Basaltic Andesites from Arenal Volcano, Costa Rica