J. Keith Couvillion is the Deepwater Land Manager supporting Chevron's Deepwater Gulf of Mexico Exploration and Projects Business Unit located in Houston, Texas. Mr. Couvillion originally joined Texaco in early 1980 and has worked either onshore or offshore for over 36 years in many capacities supporting Texaco's, and now Chevron’s, ...
J. Keith Couvillion is the Deepwater Land Manager supporting Chevron's Deepwater Gulf of Mexico Exploration and Projects Business Unit located in Houston, Texas. Mr. Couvillion originally joined Texaco in early 1980 and has worked either onshore or offshore for over 36 years in many capacities supporting Texaco's, and now Chevron’s, exploration and production operations in the Gulf of Mexico region. He has held the positions of Landman, District Landman, Offshore Land Manager, New Orleans Production Operations Land Manager and Land Consultant.
Mr. Couvillion has been involved in the offshore portion of the land profession since late 1985 when he transferred from Houston to Texaco's Southern Exploration Division in New Orleans. In 1997, Mr. Couvillion assumed the responsibility of Offshore Land Manager for Texaco's New Orleans based business unit. In November of 2001, he accepted a position with the newly formed ChevronTexaco organization (now Chevron) as an in-house Land Consultant. In 2004, Mr. Couvillion returned to Houston where he has continued to serve Chevron as the Deepwater Land Manager for the Gulf of Mexico.
Mr. Couvillion has been and is currently active in many industry trade and professional associations supporting Gulf of Mexico Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) activities. He has served as co-Chairman of the API led Marine Wildlife Issues Group and Chairman of the OCS Issues Group. Mr. Couvillion has also served as a Vice President of AAPL, the Chairman of the Petroleum Landman’s Association of New Orleans OCS/Public Lands Committee, the Chairman of the OCS Advisory Board (formerly the AAPL OCS Committee), the Chairman of the API OCS Issues Group (now know as the Offshore Issues Subcommittee) and numerous other leadership and membership positions in many ad hoc industry committees.
Mr. Couvillion is a frequent presenter in industry, academic and government forums both in the United States and aboard addressing offshore issues. Over the past several years Mr. Couvillion has served as a guest professor at both the University of Oklahoma and University of Tulsa where he teaches Petroleum Land Management and Energy Commerce students about offshore oil and gas activities. He has given lectures on offshore topics during multiple AAPL Annual Meetings, at AAPL, HAPL and PLANO educational forums, to the OCS Policy Committee in Washington DC, to members of the American Legislative Exchange Council, representatives from the Department of Defense, the Department of Interior, Department of Commerce, the Department of State, NASA, COPAS Accounting Association and numerous other government and industry organizations both domestically and internationally. Mr. Couvillion has testified before Congress on issues related to offshore leasing.
Mr. Couvillion has published numerous articles on topics of interest to the offshore industry in various industry publications. 2 Mr. Couvillion received the AAPL Outstanding Committee Member Award in 2003, the Minerals Management Service’s Corporate Leadership Award in 2006 and the Petroleum Landman’s Association of New Orleans Landman of the Year Award in 2006 and 2013. Mr. Couvillion graduated from Lamar University in 1978 and 1979 where he obtained both a Bachelors and Masters Degree in Business.
He enjoys volunteering in the community and has spent many years as an adult leader with the Boy Scouts of America, a coach for young sports and numerous other community activities. Mr. Couvillion also enjoys outdoor activities especially hiking, motorcycle riding, snorkeling, sailing and gardening. He has been married for over 36 years and has two adult married children.