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Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Richard Newsom - VP Operations - Shell

Online discussion with Mr. Newsom on "Beyond the Oil Spill" and implications for continued exploration on November 3, 2010

Richard Newsom. left, is currently the Vice President of Operations Services and Project Support for Shell's Exploration and Production (E&P) Deepwater Division. In this assignment, Mr. Newsom is responsible for Operations Excellence, Readiness and Skillpool Development for Shell's Deepwater Operations personnel; Regional Logistics (aviation, marine, road transport, terminals); Engineering Projects implementation; and Maintenance and Integrity, which includes asset reliability. Previously Mr. Newsom served in the capacities of Production Surveillance Manager (Deepwater Gulf of Mexico) and Strategy and Economics Manager for Shell's Americas Region.

Prior to joining Shell in 2007, Mr. Newsom worked for 7 years with ConocoPhillips, 14 years for the Atlantic Richfield Company (ARCO) and for 2 years for Tenneco Oil Company. Mr. Newsom's career includes experiences on a variety of oil and gas assignments covering North and South America, the North Sea, Russia and Southeast Asia. His responsibilities have included: Asset Management, Exploration Evaluation, Business Development, Strategic Planning, Mergers and Acquisitions and a variety of engineering assignments.

Mr. Newsom holds a B.S. in Petroleum Engineering from Texas A&M University and an MBA in Management from the University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA). (Wash Post)

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