Richard W.
Richard W. Ball
Development Geologist, Southern Africa Strategic Business Unit Angola-Block 0
Detring Energy Advisors
Academic Degrees

  • M.S., Geology, University of Louisiana at Lafayette
  • B.S., Geology, Stephen F. Austin State University


  • 2012-present Development geologist-Angola Block 0; Chevron, Houston
  • 2004-present Founder, Importation; T-ingo Importers, Dallas
  • 2010-12 Exploration geologist-Gulf of Mexico; Chevron, Houston
  • 2007-10 Development geologist-San Juan Basin; Chevron, Houston
  • 2006 Contract geologist-Gulf of Mexico shelf; ToppKnotch, Lafayette, La.
  • 2005-06 Geotech-onshore Louisiana; Rainier Minerals; Lafayette, La.


AAPG Activities

Joined AAPG 2002
Member EMD

  • 2010-present Chair, Student Chapters Committee
  • 2007-12 Director, Student Chapter Leadership Summit
  • 2008-10 Vice chair, Young Professionals Committee
  • 2007-10 Vice chair, Student Chapters Committee
  • 2005-08 Member, Education Committee 

AAPG Honors & Awards


  • 2010, The Highs and Lows of Subsalt Exploration in Southeastern Green Canyon, Deepwater Gulf of Mexico - A World-Class Petroleum System
  • 2009, LIDAR Imaging Technology Used to Reduce Cycle time, and Costs while Increasing Safety and Stakeholder Alignment
  • 2009, Digital Regional Investigation of the Wilcox Group of Northern Louisiana: Application to Coalbed Natural Gas Evaluation
  • 2007, Regional Subsurface Investigation: Coal Accumulation in the Wilcox Group, Northern Louisiana
  • 2006, Ore Petrographic Aspects of Recent Basaltic Andesite from Arenal Volcano, Costa Rica
  • 2005, Geochemical and Petrograhic Aspects of Basaltic Andesites from Arenal Volcano, Costa Rica

Section 6. Secretary

The Secretary shall be responsible for recording the actions of the Executive Committee; shall keep possession of the corporate seal and affix the same; and, subject to Executive Committee approval, shall have policy oversight of all non-technical and non-peer reviewed publications and communications. The Secretary shall perform other duties as may be directed by the Executive Committee.




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