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Durham University

Centre for Resources and Earth Energy Systems (CeREES)

Steve Garrett

Steve Garrett is currently Manager of Chevron's UK Global Technology Centre (GTC) in Aberdeen, Scotland. The UK GTC provides multi-functional support for major projects worldwide.

Following a BSc in Geology from University of Bristol (1980) and an MSc in Applied Geophysics from the University of Birmingham (1981), Steve joined the British Antarctic Survey to lead three seasons of fieldwork investigating the crustal structure of the Antarctic Peninsula and West Antarctica, leading to a PhD (1987). He joined Chevron in exploration in London, with further assignments in Calgary, Southern California (twice) and Aberdeen (twice). Most of his energy industry work has involved leading teams applying technology in field development and reservoir management for gas, water flood and heavy oil steam flood fields in NW Europe and North America, together with people development for earth scientists in Chevron.

Steve has published over 20 papers on geophysics, tectonics, earth modeling, regional stratigraphy and reservoir characterisation. He was the first Vice-President of the gOcad research consortium at the start of successful commercialisation of this modeling environment. He is an experienced communicator on earth science and technology issues, quoted by the New York Times in 2007 and 2013. He was 2011 President of the Petroleum Exploration Society of Great Britain (PESGB) and is a non-executive director of the Industry Technology Facilitator (ITF).