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Niven Shumaker

Asset Manager for Tamar, Noble Energy.

Niven was a Business Innovation Leader at Noble from 2013 to 2016, where he was charged with stretching the company beyond its current capabilities and boundaries. Prior to that he worked in the Geoscience Technology Group and within business units where he supported global drilling, exploration, and development projects. Niven actively contributes to the AAPG through workshop presentations, journal peer-review, and authoring technical articles, and he co-instructs industry short-courses on petroleum systems and pore pressure. He was awarded the Jones Scholar Award for finishing in the top of his MBA class at Rice University.


M.B.A. with energy emphasis from Rice University
B.S. in Geophysics from University of California at Santa Barbara, 2002
M.S. in Geophysics from Virginia Tech, 2005
Geotechnical engineering studies at the University of Iceland, 2003