Jim Tucker
Occam Resources, Houston, Texas USA
Academic Degrees

  • M.S., geology, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX
  • B.A., geology, Rice University, Houston, TX


  • 2012-Present Geologist, Occam Resources
  • 2002-12 Geologist, Saudi Aramco
  • 2000-02 Chief geologist, Computational Geology
  • 1997-99 Manager Integrated Studies, general manager-Reservoir Services, CGG Americas
  • 1996 Consulting geologist
  • 1978-95 Geologist, exploration planning director, Atlantic Richfield Company (NAPD, ARCO Oil and Gas, ARCO Exploration, ARCO International Oil and Gas)
  • 1975 Field assistant, Texas A&M University
  • 1974 Summer geologist, Mobil Oil
  • 1972 Field service, Milchem Drilling Controls (centrifuges, shale shalers, desilters)


AAPG Activities

Joined AAPG 1974
Member DPA, EMD
Foundation Trustee Associate

  • Present 2014 ACE-Houston, judging chair
  • 2008-Present AAPG/SEG Cooperation Committee (and preceding ad hoc committee), member
  • 2007-09 AAPG Middle East Region, secretary
  • 2002-Present History of Petroleum Geology Committee, member
  • 2001-04 Education Committee, member
  • 2005-12, 2001-02, 1985-88 HoD, delegate or alternate
  • 1990-95 Bulletin, associate editor
  • 1988-89 LA Basin Geological Society, president
  • 1987-88 Offshore Technology Conference Committee, member and chair
  • 1987 Credentials Committee, House of Delegates

AAPG Honors & Awards


Articles or abstracts on the Ouachitas, Southeast Turkey, offshore Ghana, prospect portfolio analysis, seismic inversion, subsurface temperatures and dip analysis.

Section 7. Treasurer

The Treasurer shall supervise the receipt of all funds and, under the direction of the Executive Committee, be responsible for all disbursements of funds of the Association; shall serve ex officio as a member of the Committee on Investments; shall give bond, the amount of which shall be determined by the Executive Committee, shall make the annual report as Treasurer, and perform such other duties as directed by the Executive Committee.

Executive Committee