Richard W. Ball

Richard W. Ball

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Richard W. Ball is vice president of Detring Energy Advisors in Houston. Ball previously was a development geologist for Chevron's Southern Africa Strategic Business Unit located in Houston. For more than eight years he has worked both conventional and unconventional reservoirs including onshore United States, Gulf of Mexico Shelf/Deep Water and West Africa Shelf. Ball served the American Association of Petroleum Geologists (AAPG) as secretary of the Executive Committee 2013-15, vice chair and chair of the Student Chapter Committee 2007-12. There he worked with an incredible group of volunteers to add more than 100 student chapters worldwide. During this time he also served as vice chair of the Young Professionals Committee. As secretary of the AAPG he spoke to more than 500 students and young professionals worldwide regarding their leadership potential.

Ball is a proud graduate of Stephen F. Austin and the University of Louisiana at Lafayette, where he earned his bachelor’s (2005) and master’s degrees (2007), respectively.



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