Robert 'Bob' Shoup
Bob Shoup is a Board Certified Petroleum Geologist and a Louisiana Registered Geoscientist with over 35 years’ experience in basin analysis, regional studies, new play generation, prospect evaluation, field studies and development planning, and project management. Bob graduated from the University of Oklahoma with a M.S. in Geology and began his career at Shell Oil in 1980. Beginning in 1999, Bob worked for four years with private oil companies before becoming an independent consultant and trainer in 2003. He is currently consulting in the Asia Pacific region as well as the U.S. Gulf of Mexico. Over the course of his career Bob has discovered or helped to discover over 100 MMBOE, and has a commercial exploration success rate of 46%. Bob is a recognized expert in clastic depositional environments, rift basins, and in syndepositional structural systems. He is an active contributor in the professional community, currently serving as the Chair of the House of Delegates for AAPG.
Bob is a Past President of AAPG’s Division of Professional Affairs (DPA), and past Secretary-Editor of the AAPG House of Delegates. He has served on numerous AAPG Committees and was Chairman of AAPG's Mentor, Membership and Student Chapter Committees. He is a recipient of AAPG’s and, the DPA’s Distinguished Service Award and was granted Honorary Life Membership in the DPA. He currently serves as an ethics lecturer for the DPA, He is a past President of Bangkok’s Chapter of the South East Asia Petroleum Exploration Society and is a lifetime member of the South East Asia Petroleum Exploration Society, the Indonesian Petroleum Association and the Malaysian Geological Society.
Bob teaches various SCA training courses in the Austral-Asia and Middle East areas, including:
- Applied Subsurface Geological Mapping
- Mapping & Interpreting Clastic Reservoirs
- QC Techniques for Reviewing Prospects & Acquisitions
- Quality Assurance/Quality Control Skills for Subsurface Mapping (QAQC)
- Petroleum Resources and Reserves: An Overview of Recommended Geological Practices