Mike Hauser is currently Manager, i-field, for Chevron Global Upstream, based in Houston. i-field is Chevron’s approach to the digital, or intelligent, field. In this role, he is responsible for strategic alignment and governance needed in the integration of a portfolio of implementation projects, integrating process enhancement, change management & enabling technologies. The projects are aimed at providing business solutions to assets and business units desiring to be more effective in real-time decision making within asset management. Prior to this, Mike has held various positions in Chevron’s North America Production Company and Energy Technology Company for 30 years.
Mike graduated from the University of Missouri-Rolla in 1978 with a BS degree in Geological Engineering. He began his career that same year with Chevron Production in Taft, California.
He spent the first 12 years of his career in Chevron’s Western Region in the San Joaquin Valley and Alaska. During this time, he held various positions of increasing responsibility including Staff Production Engineer, Area Engineer, and Project Manager.
In 1990, Mike transferred to the Gulf of Mexico in New Orleans as Manager of Property Enhancement. He remained in New Orleans for 7 years moving on to Operations Manager – South Timbalier, Diversity Team Leader, and Gulf of Mexico IT Manager.
In 1997, he moved to Houston to assume the position of Central Profit Center Manager, and then MidContinent Business Unit Asset Support Manager. In these roles, he was responsible for operations across seven states from Alaska & the Rockies to South Texas & the Gulf Coast.
Mike’s positions with the Exploration & Production Technology Company began with the Chevron – Texaco merger in late 2001. His initial role was the North America Account Manager, responsible for strategic technology focus areas – providing coordination between the technology company, the strategic business units in the operating company, and the key external technology providers for Chevron.
He moved into the current i-field position in late 2002, which has steadily evolved into a process enhancement, operational transformational strategy.