Robert “Bob” Shoup is the International Training and Consulting Manager for Subsurface Consulting & Associates LLC (SCA). He is a Board Certified Petroleum Geologist with over 35 years’ experience in basin analysis, regional studies, new play generation, prospect evaluation, field studies and development planning, drilling operations, and project management. Bob is a proven oil finder with a 46% exploration success rate (for commercial discoveries) and over 100 MMBOE discovered resources.
After graduating from the University of Oklahoma with a MS degree in Geology, Bob began his career at Shell Oil in 1980, working for them for over 19 years. This was followed by four years working for private oil companies before becoming an independent consultant in 2003, consulting in Thailand, Malaysia, Vietnam, and New Zealand. In addition to consulting, Bob is an instructor for a number of SCA’s short courses including; Applied Subsurface Geological Mapping, Interpreting Clastic Reservoirs, Quality Control Techniques for Reviewing Prospects and Acquisitions, Prospect Evaluation, Risk, and Volume Assessment, and Project Management and Leadership Skills.
In 1994 Bob was a nominee for the Pulitzer Prize in drama for his play Second Alarm. He is also an active contributor in the professional community. He is currently the Chair of AAPG’s House of Delegates, a Past President of Bangkok’s Chapter of the South East Asia Petroleum Exploration Society and of AAPG’s Division of Professional Affairs, and past Secretary-Editor of the AAPG House of Delegates. He has served on numerous AAPG Committees and was Chairman of AAPG's Mentor, Membership and Student Chapter Committees. He is a recipient of 11 AAPG and DPA Certificates of Merit; AAPG’s Distinguished Service Award in 2000, the DPA’s Distinguished Service Award in 2008, and DPA Life membership in 2010. He also currently serves as an ethics lecturer for the DPA.