William B. Roby

Technical Committee Chair


Mr. Roby has more than 40 years of experience in various senior management and executive positions. In these roles, he held leadership responsibility for a full range of exploration, production and operational priorities, including international business development, business ethics, health, safety and environment, and community engagement work with Indigenous Peoples. His significant expertise in CO2 sequestration and injection has been called upon by both federal and state governments in the U.S. He currently serves as the Chief Executive Officer of Shepherd Energy, LLC (since 2015). He is currently a Director of California Resources Corp. (since 2020). From 2000 to 2013, he held a number of U.S. and international management positions with Occidental Petroleum Corporation, most recently as Senior Vice President, Worldwide Operations and Production/Facility Engineering. From 2013 to 2014, he acted as Chief Operating Officer of Sheridan Production Company, LLC, a Houston-based oil and gas company with production in excess of 50,000 boe/d. Prior to Occidental, he was Operations Vice President of Altura, a joint venture between Shell and Amoco in the Permian Basin which combined the two largest Permian operators into one entity making Altura the largest Permian operator.

Mr. Roby has a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from Louisiana State University.

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