Honors and Awards Committee
House Long Service Award
Bob grew up in Pennsylvania but went west to attend the University of Colorado, graduating in 1967 with a B.A. in geology. He then joined the Marine Corps and did a tour in Vietnam as an infantry officer. After service as a Marine, Bob joined Core Laboratories in Denver in 1973, starting as a mud logger in the Rockies and later working as a geologist in the Engineering and Geologic Services Department in Dallas. During this time he earned a M.S. in geology from the University of Texas at Arlington in 1978. In the early through mid-1980s he worked for AMAX Petroleum Corp. and Nasco, Ltd., in Dallas and then spent several years as a consultant.
He joined Hunt Oil Company in 1988 and spent 14 years in the International Exploration department. He concentrated on Latin America exploration, developing and evaluating frontier exploration plays in virtually every country in that region, and he was general manager of Argentina Hunt Oil Company in Buenos Aires in 1993–94. Bob also worked on projects in Niger, Madagascar, Oman, Togo, and Iraqi Kurdistan. In 2002, Bob assumed geologic supervision for a number of Hunt’s East Texas-North Louisiana legacy fields while doing regional exploration in the onshore east and south Texas areas.
In 2008, Bob retired from Hunt after 20 years, and after a year and a half of consulting he joined Denbury Resources, where he is currently developing several fields under CO2 flood in Mississippi.
Bob has long been active in the Dallas Geological Society, where he was President in 1987–1988. He has held several committee Chairs, including two terms as Chair of the DGS International Group, and was named an Honorary Life Member in 2006. He joined AAPG in 1976 and has served six terms as an AAPG delegate, including two years as DGS HoD Chair, and he was elected HoD Secretary/Editor for 2007-08.