Young Professionals Bio
European Region Lead
Ruairi McDonald is an exploration geologist for Hess Corporation in London, UK. A graduate of The Univeristy of Glasgow, and Imperial College London, he holds a BSc (Hons) in Earth Science and an MSc in Petroleum Geoscience respectively. Before joining Hess in 2011, Ruairi worked as a geoscience intern with Chevron focusing on deep water deposition and sedimentation.
A true 'wannabe' volcanologist, Ruairi's passion for geology came after visiting Mt. Vesuvius & Pompeii, in Naples, Italy, whilst on an overseas rugby tour. This fascination with major earth processes then lead him into the field of basin analysis, and into petroleum geoscience. His greatest passion in life is sport, having represented his county for rugby and volleyball, both at national and international events.
In the past Ruairi competed in the Imperial Barrel Award, and served as the president of the London Young Professionals. He is currently the Young Professional Chair for the European Region. Ruairi encourages all Young Professionals to become more active with the AAPG, and is currently looking for volunteers in industry hubs across Europe.