American Association of Petroleum Geologists
Bachelor’s from PHillips University and Master’s from New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology
Currently employed with Occidental Oil & Gas
Active in AAPG (1972)
AAPG committees: Pac Section Newsletter Editor
Judy A. Russell
To be an astronaut or research chemist
BS, Geology, Phillips Univ.; MS, Geology, New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology
Companies and Institutions I’ve worked for:
New Mexico Bureau of Mines, Oklahoma Geological Survey, Mobil Oil (MEPSI), Occidental Oil & Gas
Basins I have worked:
Just about every major basin. I’m currently working Permian but Latin America was a major area of work.
Years in the petroleum business:
First Well/Research Program:
Mobil’s Indonesia replacement well in Arun field (first woman to stay at bachelor camp in the field, 1979).
Exploration, Geochemistry, Production (done them all!)
My fondest career memory or proudest moment:
Working in Colombia and present when the first barrel of oil was produced. Later was in Bogota and present for the billionth barrel.
My lifetime career goal:
To stay employed and retire ;)
My inspiration and motivation come from:
My parents who encouraged us to attend college and follow our dreams.
My most memorable idols/mentors:
Too many to name. I think fondly on Betty Elliott at Mobil who recruited me from the Oklahoma Survey and got me on the way in the oil business.
AAPG member since:
Pac Section Newsletter Editor
My Best Advice
Treat everyone with respect and work well with all co-workers. They may become your boss one day and they will remember you.