Stephen F. Barrett has been working for 27 years in the exploration and production business as a geologist and manager.
He started in the oil industry as a geologist with Amoco Production Co. where he served in a variety of exploration and production positions, and was exploration manager for several different geographic areas. Subsequently he worked in a number of independents (First International Oil Co., Nations Petroleum, Golden Gate Petroleum) responsible for projects in Kazakhstan, Azerbaijan, Southeast Asia, and the U.S. Gulf Coast onshore. He has 11 years of experience as manager of exploration and production projects for Amoco, Nations, and Golden Gate, and was VP and Project General Manager for Nations. His industry experience includes extensive evaluation and start-up of exploration and production new ventures. His international experience is similarly broad, principally in the Former Soviet Union, Latin America, and Southeast Asia as well as Africa.
He has a Ph.D. in geology from the University of Chicago, M.S. from Univ. of Massachusetts, and B.A from Dartmouth College. Barrett served in the military as an officer and pilot in the USAF.