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Certified Petroleum Geologist

Richard Ball

Director, Geology

Portrait of Richard Ball

Richard joined the Detring team in 2016 and leads the firm’s subsurface team. Mr. Ball is a Certified Petroleum Geologist who worked both conventional and unconventional reservoirs with Chevron USA over the entirety of his 10-year career before joining Detring, including onshore US, Gulf of Mexico Shelf/Deep Water, and West Africa Shelf.

Currently, Richard is a candidate for AAPG President. Mr. Ball is a proud graduate of Stephen F. Austin State University and the University of Louisiana at Lafayette, where he earned his B.S. (2005) and M.S. (2007), respectively.