Robert Palmer

​​​​​ Robert Palmer
Senior Vice President, Technical and Supply Chain Services


Robert Palmer is Senior Vice President, Technical and Supply Chain Services. In this role, he has global functional responsibility for geoscience and domestic exploration, subsurface engineering and characterization, production and facilities engineering, drilling and completions, and data analytics. He also leads the company’s Supply Chain and domestic Regulatory and Land functions, with oversight of health, safety and environment for domestic oil and gas.

During his more than 40 years with Occidental, Mr. Palmer has held positions of increasing responsibility in engineering and operations in the United States and internationally, including assignments in Peru, Russia, Oman, Argentina and Colombia. Most recently, he was President of Domestic Onshore Oil and Gas Operations, where he was responsible for all of Occidental’s domestic onshore assets. He previously served as Senior Vice President of Technical Support. Prior to that, he served as President and General Manager of Occidental de Colombia.

Mr. Palmer holds a bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering from Louisiana State University and has completed the Program for Global Leadership at Harvard Business School.​

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