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Speaker: Mr. Timothy Chisholm, Hess Corporation VP Exploration Developments and Production, Guyana-Suriname Basin
Lecture: Hess’s journey into an emerging superbasin and ultra-high impact exploration for an independent E&P company
About the Speaker
Mr. Timothy Chisholm joined Hess in 2014 as VP Exploration and is currently responsible for leading a non-operated and integrated organization across the business spectrum of exploration, appraisal, and developments in the emerging Guyana-Suriname Basin. The joint venture with ExxonMobil and Nexen/CNOOC plans to go from zero to over 750 kbopd production by 2025 in the Stabroek license. Tim is also a member of Hess’s Exploration Council that acts as the decision review board for all aspects of global exploration and appraisal.
Prior to joining Hess in 2014, Chisholm was the Director of Exploration and New Ventures – Americas at Apache Corp. and prior to that was Regional Exploration Manager for Apache Egypt.
He began his career at Exxon in various technical roles, including Exploration Geophysicist and Expert Structural Geologist working the Gulf of Mexico and International New Ventures. He also spent more than a decade working for Shell in various exploration roles in the deepwater Gulf of Mexico, Northwest Borneo in Malaysia, and the Nile Delta in Egypt where his teams contributed to major oil discoveries at Gumusut, Vito, and Appomattox.
Mr. Chisholm holds a bachelor’s degree in Geology with Distinction from Colorado State University and a master’s degree in Geophysics with Honors from the University of Utah. His master’s thesis in 1990 on inferring climate change from borehole temperature profiles led to multiple NSF grants and research that is ongoing to this day. Between degrees Tim did an internship in environmental geology with Hydrofluent in Los Angeles, CA.