Chantal Walsh has been named director of the Division of Oil and Gas and will start at the division Nov. 28.
"DNR will benefit greatly from Chantal's technical expertise and 30 years of industry experience in Alaska's oil and gas sector," Department of Natural Resources Commissioner Andy Mack said Nov. 10
Walsh is leaving her position as consulting engineer at Petrotechnical Resources of Alaska, a consulting firm she cofounded in 1997. As a PRA principal consultant she has worked on major oil and gas projects through Alaska. Her oil and gas career began in 1985 at Standard Alaska Production Co. working on Prudhoe Bay projects. She continued to work on Prudhoe Bay projects with BP and then ARCO Alaska, where she held a variety of positions in commercial analysis, reservoir management, litigation and field operations.
Walsh has a Bachelor of Science degree in petroleum engineering from the University of Alaska Fairbanks and is a licensed professional engineer in Alaska.
- Petroleum News
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