July 7, 2008
Craig Shipp is Team Leader of the Geohazards Assessment and Pore Pressure Prediction Team for Shell International Exploration and Production Incorporated. This team is involved in drilling an operational safety for Shell’s global offshore activity.
Dr. Shipp received his Bachelor of Science in Biology from Dickinson College (1972), his Master of Science in Geology from the University of South Carolina (1980) and his PhD in Geological Oceanography from the University of Maine (1989). Prior to his current position, Dr. Shipp held a number of other positions, besides the ones associated with his degrees, including Diving Officer for the West Indies Laboratory at Fairleigh Dickinson University (1973 to 1977); Staff Geologist for the Marine Systems Laboratory at the National Museum of National History (1980 to 1983); Research Geologist for Shell Development Co. (1988 to 1993); high school science teacher (1994 to 1997) and; most recently, Geologist for the Shallow Water Flow Team at Shell E&P Technology Co. (1998 to 1999). Dr. Shipp is Chairperson of the OTC/AAPG Subcommittee, Offshore Technology Conference (OTC) Technical Program Committee; Member of the Environmental Protection and Safety Panel (EPSP) for the Integrated Ocean Drilling Program (IODP); Founder of the Deepwater Operators’ Geohazards Forum; and Co-editor of the SEPM volume in preparation entitled, “The Importance of Mass-transport Deposits in Deepwater Settings.” Recently, he completed a two-month tour of the Asia-Pacific region as a distinguished lecturer for the American Association of Petroleum Geologists, where he spoke on drilling safety and the impact of geology on deepwater operations.
Additionally Dr. Shipp is a Certified Geologist with the Texas Board of Professional Geoscientists and is a member of the American Association of Petroleum Geologists, the Gulf Coast Section of SEPM, and the Houston Geological Society.