Mark Bouman

Mark Bouman

Mark Bouman studied Geology at Utrecht University (stratigraphy as major, with sedimentology and geochemistry as minors) and graduated in 1981. Directly thereafter he joined Shell where he was subsequently shipped to exotic places like Lima (Peru), London (UK) and Cairo (Egypt).

He started off in Peru, in exploration, where he worked as stratigrapher and wellsite geologist during the Camisea drilling campaign. After London (working on mostly Southern North Sea fields) and Egypt (Head of Lab and involved in e.g. the Obaiyed discovery), he returned to Holland where he had the pleasure of teaching Exploration Geology in Shells Training Centre in Noordwijkerhout. He then moved to Production Geology and worked as Team Leader for a number of mainly African fields (Egypt, Algeria, Cameroon, Nigeria). In this capacity he led a team of PG's, SI's, RE's, PT's and WE's with the main task of producing FDP's. After that he moved back to 'Training', where he, with appropriate passion, taught the secrets of Production Geology to Shell's new recruits.

After his retirement in February 2013 he started his own consultancy (Halimeda) and is, as such still involved in geological consulting and training for several oil and service companies.