Robert Palmer

Robert Palmer
Senior Vice President, Technical Support
Occidental Oil and Gas Corporation


Robert Palmer is Senior Vice President of Technical Support for Occidental Oil and Gas , a subsidiary of Occidental​. He has global functional responsibility for the following areas: geoscience and domestic exploration; subsurface engineering and characterization; production and facilities engineering; and drilling and completions. Additionally, he oversees global technical training and support for Occidental’s Re-Imagined Oilfield project, which promotes workforce innovation and collaboration.

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 and Argentina. Most recently, he was President and General Manager of Occidental de Colombia. While in Colombia, Mr. Palmer was instrumental in securing and advancing a number of significant new growth projects with Ecopetrol, our strategic partner in the country. He was awarded the “Faith in the Cause” medal by the Colombian Army in recognition of his friendship, ongoing collaboration and meritorious service in the benefit of the country.

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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