Edward A. (Ted) Beaumont is an independent petroleum geologist in Tulsa, OK. He has lectured in the U.S., China, and Australia on creative exploration techniques. Previously he was as an exploration geologist with Cities Service Oil Company and was Science Director of the American Association of Petroleum Geologists (AAPG). He served as President of the Tulsa Geological Society 2003-04. Beaumont holds B.S. and M.S. degrees in Geology from the University of New Mexico and the University of Kansas, respectively. He is co-editor of the Treatise of Petroleum Geology with Norman Foster. He has received the AAPG Distinguished Service Award and the Award of Special Recognition. He served on the AAPG Executive Committee as the 2007-09 elected Secretary, and is the 2012-13 AAPG President.