Sam is currently working as a development geologist for Chevron in their Aberdeen office and has previous industry experience with both small independent oil companies and service companies. He graduated from Imperial College London in 2010 receiving an MSc in Petroleum Geoscience and also holds a BSc in Geophysics from the University of Edinburgh. Sam gained early exposure to the oil and gas industry growing up in Aberdeen and when combined with a passion for the outdoors it made geosciences an easy career choice.
Sam became a member of the AAPG as an undergraduate but it wasn’t until he joined the Student Chapter committee at Imperial College that he became actively involved with the society. During this time he helped to organise guest lecturers, careers and social events. After starting full-time with Chevron, Sam took up the position of Young Professional President in Aberdeen with the hope to rejuvenate interest in the AAPG in Europe’s oil capital. Over the past two years the Aberdeen YP chapter have held numerous networking and education events bringing together up to YPs from various companies in the city. The YP chapter has worked closely with the student chapter to engage those making the transition from academia to industry and has also formed excellent ties with the PESGB YPs. Sam has recently taken up the post of Young Professional Chair for the European Region and is looking forward to the challenges which lie ahead.