Bill Barkhouse earned a BS degree in applied geophysics from Michigan Tech in 1976.
He started his geoscience career in airborne/ground electromagnetics and potential methods for mineral exploration and then joined Mobil where he has held positions as planning consultant in Mobil's corporate headquarters, as geophysical manager for West Coast and Alaska operations as exploration superintendent in New Orleans and a special assignment as a computer consultant with Mobil R&D.
Bill worked his way to his present job as Manager of Geophysics for Mobil's international New Business Development, responsible for technical quality assurance and risk assessment in new busineess opportunities including rapid in-country startups and technology deployment.
Bill has an impressive service record to geoscience societies. In SEG he recently served as general chairman for the 1994 Cairo meeting of the Pan African Middle East Exploration and Development Geophysical Conference and Exposition and has been on several different national committees. He has also been Continuing Education Chairman, secretary/treasurer, vice president, and president of the Southeastern Geophysical Society.
From 1995 Induction to the Geological and Mining Engineering and Sciences Academy