Jim Crompton

Jim Crompton

Colorado School of Mines

Mr. Crompton is a Professor of Practice in the Petroleum Engineering Department at Colorado School of Mines. He retired from Chevron in 2013 after almost 37 years with the major International Oil & Gas Company. Jim was a Distinguished Lecturer for the Society of Petroleum Engineers in 2010-2011, speaking on the topic of “Putting the Focus on Data.” He is a frequent speaker at SPE conferences on Digital/Intelligent Energy and the Data Foundation. His interests lie in the full spectrum of the information value chain from data capture, data management, data visualization, data access, modeling and analytics, simulations, and serious gaming. 

Mr. Crompton serves as Technical Editor and previously served as an Associate Editor for SPE publications. In October 2019, he received the SPE’s International Award recipients for Management and Information discipline. In 2015-2016, he also served on the National Academy of Sciences committee, Transportation Safety Board, “Remote Real-Time Monitoring of offshore drilling and production activities.” 

Jim graduated holds a BS in Geophysical Engineering and a MS in Geophysics from the Colorado School of Mines, and an MBA from Our Lady of the Lake University (San Antonio, Texas).