Dr. Joseph W. Ault

Former Head of Corporate Reserves, Chevron

Dr. Joseph Ault - QRI Associate

Dr. Joseph W. Ault

Former Head of Corporate Reserves, Chevron

Dr. Joseph Ault retired in 2006 from Chevron after 35 years. During his career with Chevron, he held several production/engineering upstream assignments, including technology positions with Chevron’s Upstream Research Company and several production and reservoir management assignments in Canada, California and Louisiana. Dr. Ault was chief petroleum engineer for Chevron’s Gulf of Mexico operations, area superintendent (Venice, Louisiana), division manager of Chevron’s San Joaquin Valley fields, and oversaw production/drilling operations during an assignment in Canada.

From 1992 until his retirement from Chevron, he held the position of Chevron’s Head Corporate Reserves Manager. He joined QRI as an Associate in 2007. Dr. Ault has considerable experience in reserves estimation and reservoir management practices covering many worldwide locations (California, Texas, Alaska, Canada, Thailand, Indonesia, Australia, South America, Europe, Africa, and Kazakhstan).

Education: 
Ph.D., Chemical Engineering, University of California at Santa Barbara
M. S., Chemical Engineering, University of California at Berkeley
B.S., Chemical Engineering, University of Arizona
Key Awards: 
Participated in a number of SPE committees and forums dealing with reserves estimation and reporting
Member of Society of Petroleum Engineering’s (SPE) Subcommittee on Supply and Demand, the Society’s Education and Professionalism Committee and served as its Chairman
Participated on the Program Committee for the 1999 SPE Annual Technical Conference and Exhibition
Professional Experience: 
35+ years industry experience