Shell Appoints Regional Exploration Director for the America

Shell Exploration & Production has named Annell Bay regional exploration director for EP Americas. In this position, Bay will lead exploration activities in the Americas including current areas of activity in the Gulf of Mexico, onshore North America and offshore Brazil, as well as new venture opportunities throughout the Americas.

Bay joins Shell from Kerr-McGee, where she was vice president of worldwide exploration. Previous positions held by Bay at Kerr-McGee include: vice president North America exploration, exploration manager US onshore and director of international exploration.

Prior to joining Kerr-McGee, Bay worked as an exploration geologist with Shell, Chevron, Sohio/BP and Oryx Energy. Her experience in exploration includes ventures in onshore United States, Gulf of Mexico, Ecuador, Russia, Australia, Southeast Asia and Kazakhstan.

She holds a master's degree in geology from the University of Texas at Austin and a bachelor's degree in geology from Trinity University in San Antonio. She is currently a member of the Advisory Council for the University of Texas at Austin Geology Foundation, the Corporate Advisory Committee for the American Association of Petroleum Geologists and the Houston Geological Society.