Larry Lens

MR. LARRY F. LENS has over 41 years of experience in the petroleum industry working for Amoco and BP (33 years) and then for PetroSkills (6 years), as well as now working with the Denver Museum of Nature and Science as a Research Associate doing fieldwork and research on the Permian-Triassic rocks of Wyoming, USA. During his early career he worked extensively as a Geologist in the Texas Gulf Coast and West Texas regions in the United States. He later expanded into the international arena working Gabon and Congo after which he became Amoco's Regional Geologist for Africa and Middle East. He was Country Manager in Ghana, Consulting Geologist in New Orleans (where Amoco successfully piloted the first application of multi-disciplinary teams) and then Geology Discipline Manager (Chief Geologist) for Amoco's Worldwide Exploration Group. Mr. Lens later transferred to Denver to build a new exploration team to help increase Amoco's North American natural gas production later returning to the international arena as Relationship Manager/Government and Public Affairs Manager working Angola out of Houston and London. Mr. Lens then focused on an area that he felt passionate about. He took on the role of Technical Learning and Development Manager for BP E&P globally. This took him to start the work on the Training and Education strategy which was a part of BP's commitment to gain entry into Libya. He led BP's Education and Training Department in Tripoli, Libya which had considerable success having both an external focus in relation to BP's Training & Education commitment with the National Oil Corporation of Libya as well as an internal focus on training and development within BP. Mr. Lens also had a leading role in establishing and managing the BP Libya Trainee and Scholarship programs. These programs were tailored to be totally enmeshed with BP's E&P early development program called the Challenge Program. After retiring from BP in late 2009, Mr. Lens took on a leading role in developing the PetroSkills Accelerated Development Programs across all the E&P Disciplines, having seen this as a need in the oil and gas industry. Larry has a MS degree from the University of Georgia and a BS degree from the University of Michigan both in Geology.