Honors and Awards Committee
House Long Service Award
Paul Hoffman received a B. S. in geology from the University of Texas at Austin in 1975. He began his career with Cities Service in Houston, working in both development and exploration assignments, principally in the federal waters of Texas and Louisiana, and in onshore Alaska.
He joined Intercomp in 1979, where he conducted detailed reservoir mapping for 3D reservoir simulation in several fields in the Middle East, and onshore and offshore California, Texas and Louisiana. From 1981 to 1990, Paul was employed in the Gulf Coast Region of Ladd Petroleum, where he progressed through assignments as Exploration Geologist, Manager of Geology, General Manager of Exploration, and Vice President – E&P, and where he contributed to the growth of the Gulf Coast Region from its infancy to Ladd’s highest valued region in 1990.
In 1991, he established a Gulf Coast Region office for Duncan Energy, eventually attaining the position of Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Duncan Oil, and in 2003, he joined Cox & Perkins Exploration, becoming its Chief Operating Officer. Paul accepted the position of President of the Allen-Hoffman Exploration Company in 2008, where he directs exploration activities in the Gulf Coast and beyond. Paul is a member of the Houston Geological Society and the American Association of Petroleum Geologists. He is an AAPG Certified Petroleum Geologist and a Licensed Professional Geologist in the State of Texas.
Mr. Hoffman is currently serving his seventh term in the AAPG House of Delegates and was elected Foreman of the Houston delegation for 2005 – 2006. He chaired the Alumni Activities Committee for the 1988 AAPG Annual Meeting. In addition, he served as Vice Chairman of the AAPG Prospect and Property Expo (APPEX) in 2001 and 2002, and as General Co-Chair of APPEX 2003. He has served four years on the AAPG Constitution and Bylaws Committee, which he chaired in 2007-2008. Beginning in 1989, Paul served in four different elected offices for the Houston Geological Society, ultimately as President (2001-02). He currently chairs the HGS Ballot Committee and serves on the Board of the Houston Geology Society Foundation.