David Masson


David recently retired (March 2106) from Royal Dutch Shell where his ultimate role was VP for Upstream Development Growth and JVs as well as being Shell’s Group Chief Reservoir engineer, a role he had held for 10 years.

Prior roles within Shell included VP Upstream Development for the EMEA region overseeing development engineering work for projects in Europe, Russia, the Middle East and Africa. He had also served in the early 2000’s as Shell’s Global staff manager for Petroleum Engineering. His early career with Shell was spent as a reservoir engineer and development team lead in Malaysia, Oman, Denmark, UK and The Netherlands.

David is British. After obtaining his degree in Applied Physics at Strathclyde University he worked for two years as a Schlumberger engineer in South America. He subsequently gained a Masters in Petroleum Engineering from Heriot Watt and joined Shell in 1979. He is a long standing member of the SPE.

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