James Deckelman

James Deckelman

Vice President - Global New Ventures ION Geophysical

James Deckelman is an Energy Industry Executive with an upstream focus on Latin America, Africa, Southeast Asia, and the Middle East. In these areas, Deckelman has generated in excess of $2 billion in NPV through exploration success, and has led ultra-deepwater to unconventional exploration ventures that have added more than one billion barrels of recoverable resource. Through business development initiatives, his teams have generated over $0.5 billion in proceeds from international divestments, have raised nearly $1 billion in third-party exploration capital, and have forged solid partnerships with diverse stakeholder groups. He has led multiple new-country entries and has contributed to full-value-chain, multi-national, gas-monetization projects.

Deckelman has authored more than fifteen Industry publications and is an invited speaker at Industry conferences around the world.