Dave L. Cantrell has over 33 years of worldwide exploration and development experience in the oil industry. He graduated from the University of Tennessee with an MSc in Geology in 1982, and from the University of Manchester with a PhD in Geology in 2004.
Dave began his industry career with Exxon where he conducted numerous reservoir characterization and geological modeling studies on reservoirs in the Middle East; the Permian, Powder River, Williston, and Gulf of Mexico Basins of the USA; and the Maracaibo and Barinas Basins of Venezuela; among others. He has been responsible for several studies on large carbonate reservoirs since joining Saudi Aramco in 1997, and lead their geologic R&D groups from 2000-2008.
He is an AAPG Certified Petroleum Geologist, a Fellow of the Geological Society of London, and a part-time Professor at King Fahad University of Petroleum and Minerals; he has published over 40 articles in peer-reviewed journals and holds one patent.