Charles R. "Chuck" Noll Jr. is a geologist in Houston.
A native of Pittsburgh, Pa., Noll received a bachelor's degree in geology from Dartmouth College and a master's from the University of Oklahoma.
He began his career in 1955 in Oklahoma City with Stanolind (now Amoco), where he eventually worked as district projects geologist and senior staff geologist in Tulsa, Jackson, Miss., and Houston.
In 1971 Noll established the Davis Oil Co. office and served as its division manager in Houston until 1982, when he joined Frio Exploration as exploration manager. As a member of the same management team, Noll has served to date as exploration manager and subsequently chief exploration officer of New Bremen Corp., Live Oak Reserves Inc. and their affiliations, most notably Copano Field Services, a gathering pipeline and processing company focused in the Texas Gulf Coast region.
In addition, Noll formed C.R. Noll & Associates in 1989 for three years with Neumin Production Co. as his client.
Significant exploration activities include the Gunpoint Field and the Dewey Lake area, both in Texas. In his career, Noll has also been involved in activities in Louisiana, Mississippi, the Rockies, Appalachians and Michigan.
Active in the Houston Geological Society and serving on numerous committees with HGS, he served as the society's president in 1986-87. He was co-chairman of the 1991 Gulf Coast Association of Geological Societies meeting in Houston in 1991, receiving the GCAGS Distinguished Service Award in 1992.
Joining AAPG in 1955, Noll was on the 1974 AAPG annual meeting coordinating committee and has been a member of the AAPG House of Delegates in 1973-75, 1981-84 and 1986 to present, serving as Credentials Committee chairman in 1997-98.
He received both the AAPG Distinguished Service Award and Certificate of Merit in 1995. He was vice chairman of the personal placement committee for the AAPG annual meeting in 1971, was on the Entertainment Committee for the 1979 annual meeting. He also served as general vice chairman of the 1995 AAPG annual meeting in Houston and on the Committee on Conventions from 1993-96.
A member of the Division of Professional Affairs since 1982, Noll served as DPA president in 1992-93 and received the DPA Distinguished Service Award in 1996.