Bus. Dev: Chevron in the Deepwater Gulf of Mexico, a Story of Steady Growth

Speaker: Stephen P. Thurston
Speaker Stephen P. Thurston
VP Deepwater Exploration & Projects,  Chevron North America E&P Stephen P. Thurston (Steve), a native of Denver, Colorado, has a master’s degree in geology from the University of Washington, and is currently VP of Chevron North America Exploration and Production Company in charge of the Deepwater Exploration and Projects Business ...

VP Deepwater Exploration & Projects,  Chevron North America E&P


Stephen P. Thurston (Steve), a native of Denver, Colorado, has a master’s degree in geology from the University of Washington, and is currently VP of Chevron North America Exploration and Production Company in charge of the Deepwater Exploration and Projects Business Unit, responsible for all of Chevron’s exploration and project development work in the Deepwater Gulf of Mexico.


Steve has held a variety of leadership positions throughout his career with Chevron since 1982, including Exploration Supervisor for all of California’s Coastal Basins, Exploration Supervisor for the Gulf of Mexico Shelf, and Profit Center Manager for the Eastern Gulf of Mexico. More recently Steve has served as Country Manager for Chevron upstream in Brazil and as General Manager of Strategic Planning for Chevron Corporation before starting his current assignment on January 1st 2008.   


Steve and Susan have two sons.

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Sponsor: Citi

** Please note that due to spring break and scheduling difficulties, the March SPE BD Study Group meeting will be on April 6. The SPE BD Study Group will have its regularly scheduled April meeting on April 27, which will be covered in a later email.

Chevron produces and explores for crude oil and natural gas around the world. In 2014, its worldwide net oil-equivalent production averaged 2.571 million barrels per day, with about 26 percent of the production coming from the United States and the rest from more than 20 other countries.

Production growth is dependent on bringing resources and proved reserves into production through major capital projects. Chevron has an extensive lineup of major capital projects under way, from conventional oil and natural gas to deepwater, liquefied natural gas (LNG) and heavy oil developments.

Exploration also is key to future growth. The company's focus areas for exploration in 2014 were the deepwater regions of West Africa, the deepwater U.S. Gulf of Mexico, offshore northwest Australia, and in several shale and tight resource plays in North America.

Mr. Thurston will present a story of steady growth in the Deepwater Gulf of Mexico, a “World Class” petroleum basin with significant remaining oil and gas resource potential but with many technical challenges. His presentation will describe why the deepwater gulf is so attractive and the technologies being deployed to enable the development of such a significant petroleum system. The recent Jack/St. Malo development will be highlighted as an example of overcoming the challenges and delivering a world class project in the sub-salt Lower Tertiary trend.

The Business & Social Networking hour followed by an hour long program including a Q&A session, will begin at 5:00 pm in the Mezzanine.

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Wed, Apr. 6, 2016
5 p.m. - 7 p.m. US/Central

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Four Seasons
1300 Lamar St
Houston, TX 77010
United States

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