EVP, Business Development
Mr. Neher has over 30 years of diverse technical and commercial experience in the international and United States oil and gas exploration and production business with Shell, Occidental Petroleum (Oxy), and California Resources Corporation (CRC). Most recently, he led CRC’s Business Development effort evaluating and closing 13 deals valued at over $500 million USD in the past two years. Kurt has built and led exploration and operations teams including leading Oxy’s California-focused exploration team from 2008 to 2014. From 1994 to 2008, he worked in a variety of assignments with Oxy with increasing responsibilities culminating in roles as the Chief Geologist, Worldwide Exploration and VP, Ecuador. From 1990 to 1994, he was with Shell’s deepwater program in the Gulf of Mexico. Kurt has a Masters in Geology from the University of South Carolina and a Bachelors in Geology from Carleton College.