Richard Wright

Richard Wright

Manager of Exploration, Nalcor Energy

Richard Wright joined Nalcor Energy – Oil and Gas in 2009 and presently holds the position of exploration manager. His team is responsible for Nalcor’s exploration strategy to delineate Newfoundland and Labrador’s frontier basins to assess the province’s oil & gas potential.

Before joining Nalcor, Wright worked in the frontier exploration team for Chevron. Prior to Chevron, he worked at a geophysical consulting firm in Orange County, California where he worked on a number of exploration and development projects in basins located in California, South America, the North Sea, the Middle East, West Africa and offshore Australia.

Richard Wright attended Memorial University of Newfoundland where he attained a Bachelor of Science (Honours) and a PhD in geophysics, with a thesis evaluating 4D seismic at the Hibernia oil field. He is a member of multiple professional associations, including the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Newfoundland and Labrador, the Society of Exploration Geophysicists and the European Association of Geoscientists and Engineers.

Wright is the 2015 recipient of Noia’s Rising Star award.  As well, Nalcor’s exploration strategy was awarded the 2015 Natural Resources Magazine Industry Excellence award for Resource Development.