Henry S. Pettingill is a Petroleum Geologist and Exploration Manager with 37 years of experience in the oil and gas industry. Upon retiring from Noble Energy in 2018, he became an industry consultant. He is currently Chairman of the Rose and Associates DHI Interpretation and Risking Consortium, which has 37 member companies in North America, Europe and Asia. He held various positions with Noble Energy Inc. where he finished his career as Chief Geoscientist. Prior to that, he served as Director of Business Innovation from 2013-2015, and as Director of Exploration Technology from 2002-2013. His responsibilities included overseeing the Global Exploration Portfolio, Risk Analysis, and Geoscience Technology. Prior to joining Noble, he held various technical and managerial positions within Repsol and Royal Dutch/Shell. His assignments have focused on Deepwater Exploration and Appraisal, International Exploration/New Ventures, Exploration Risk Analysis, and Portfolio Management. He has taught classroom and field courses in Deep Water Clastics, Exploration Risk Analysis, and Creativity and Innovation for E&P Organizations. Henry had key roles in early Shell deepwater discoveries in the GOM and NW Borneo, as well as major Noble discoveries in the GOM, Israel/Cyprus, West Africa, and Onshore USA. In 2017, he was recognized by AAPG as one of the industry’s “100 Explorationists Who Made a Difference”.
Mr. Pettingill holds a BA degree from the University of Rochester and an MSc degree from Virginia Tech (USA), and completed the Executive Management Program at INSEAD Euroforum (Spain). He is an AAPG Certified Petroleum Geologist, Texas Board of Professional Geoscientists Licensed Geologist, and an active member of AAPG, SEG, and SPE. He is a Trustee Associate of the SEG and AAPG Foundations.