Executive Vice President Exploration and Commercial
David Lawrence is Executive Vice President Exploration and Commercial for Shell Upstream Americas. He was appointed to this position in June 2009.
From March 2006 to June 2009 Dave was Executive Vice President, Global Exploration. He was Executive Vice President Group Investor Relations from June 2004 to March 2006, and from 2002 to June 2004 he was Vice President Corporate Strategy for Shell, responsible for Group strategy, planning, portfolio and competitive intelligence.
Prior to this, he was Vice President Exploration and Development for Shell Exploration and Production Company in the US.
In his career with Shell, he has held a variety of leadership positions in Exploration and Production with responsibilities for exploration, development, production, commercial and research activities.
David began his career with Shell in Houston in 1984 in the Global Geology research section.
Before David joined Shell, he evaluated coal resources for the US Geological Survey in Wyoming, explored for uranium with Plateau Resources in Colorado and Utah, and taught at Yava
pai College in Arizona. He received his Ph.D. in Geology and Geophysics from Yale University in 1984.
In addition to his position in Shell David has held numerous leadership roles in industry and civic organisations. He currently serves on the Board of the National Ocean Industry Association and is a member of the API Upstream Committee. He is a recipient of the Meritorious Service Award from the American Petroleum Institute and received the 1992 the Wallace Pratt Memorial Award for best paper in the American Association of Petroleum Geologists bulletin.