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Rick Chamberlain

Managing Director


Rick Chamberlain is an oil and gas professional with deep experience in unconventional resource valuation, unconventional and conventional resource assessment, monetization strategy development, field development planning, and mega-project management. He has experience in more than 25 countries representing capital investments of more than $200 billion.

Mr. Chamberlain has advised corporate leadership and financial teams on unconventional oil and gas asset valuation (buy-side), resource assessment, production evaluation, and field development planning. Examples include properties in the Marcellus, Utica, and Upper Devonian in Pennsylvania; the Eagle Ford, Spraberry, Bone Spring, and Wolfcamp in Texas; the Bakken/Three Forks in North Dakota; the Niobrara field in Colorado and Wyoming; the Horn River in British Columbia; the Montney in British Columbia and Alberta; coal-bed methane in Alberta and coal-bed methane to LNG in Queensland, Australia; and the Vaca Muerta in Argentina.

Mr. Chamberlain also has direct industry exploration experience, including developing and implementing Chevron’s Alaska Exploration strategy. This included negotiating farmouts, acquisitions and divestitures, and overall budget control. His team mapped the Chukchi Sea for the first offshore lease sale and led negotiations for a major joint venture. This included determination of the relative value of producing properties, stranded gas, and rank exploration leases, including the geologic, geophysical, and political risks inherent in projects on the Alaska North Slope and the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR). Other industry responsibilities include Gulf of Mexico exploration, development geology of heavy oil fields in California, technical support for enhanced oil recovery (EOR) projects in the Los Angeles Basin, and divestitures of producing properties in California.


Iowa State University
M.S., Geology
B.S., Geology

Employment History

IHS Cambridge Energy Research Associates
Vice president of E&P consulting
2007 - 2014

Strategic Decisions Group
2001 - 2007

1999 - 2001

Chevron Corporation
Senior team leader
1980 - 1999



American Association of Petroleum Geologists
I.A. Leverson Award

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