Bill Richards


B.Sc. Geology (Bristol University, UK)

M.Sc. Geophysics (Imperial College, UK)


Bill was born in Monmouthshire, South Wales, emigrated to Canada in 1980. Approaching  40 years in the oil industry, starting as  a ‘mudlogger’ with Baroid Ltd (in the UK, Nigeria & Iran), four years as a  Geoscientist with BP (in London  and The Netherlands) and then as a Geoscientist with Imperial Oil Limited in Calgary. Over half the time with IOL has been on assignment with ExxonMobil - in  S. E. Asia, Eastern Canada (the family home is now in Nova Scotia), Houston, and currently, Australia.

Bill is a career generalist with focus on structural, stratigraphic & fluid seismic interpretation and reservoir connectivity analysis.  Bill has experience in field development & production (Malay Basin, Sable Subbasin, Jeanne d’Arc Basin, Western Canada Basin) and exploration (Southern North Sea, Western Canada Basin, Beaufort-Mackenzie, offshore Indonesia and most recently Papua New Guinea Highlands).