Manager Operational Excellence and HES
Chevron Australia Pty Ltd
Richard (Rick) Biddle is the manager of Operational Excellence (OE) and Health, Environment and Safety (HES) for Chevron Australia.
Chevron Australia is responsible for upstream oil and gas interests and activities in Australia and the Philippines. This includes the oil production operation on Barrow and Thevenard islands, interests in the North West Shelf Venture and Browse LNG Project, managing the development of the Gorgon Project and wholly owned Wheatstone gas field in Australia. and an interest in the Malampaya-Gas-to Power project in the Philippines.
Prior to Rick's appointment in February 2009, he held the position of general manager, Business Development for Chevron's Environmental Management Company in San Ramon, California. In this position, Rick was responsible for the business management of Chevron's environmental site assessment, site remediation and facility decommissioning activities worldwide.
Rick joined Chevron in 1977 and has held various positions in asset management, production operations, business planning and HES around the world including: production supervisor for Chevron U.K.; asset management supervisor for Chevron Nigeria Limited; operations superintendent for Chevron Nigeria Limited; joint venture technical manager for Chevron Asiatic Limited; HES manager for Tengizchevroil and manager, Business Planning, for Chevron International Exploration and Production.
A native of Kilgore, Texas, Rick graduated in 1977 from Texas A&M University with a bachelor's degree in geology. He later received a master's degree in chemical engineering from University of Houston in 1981.