Head shot Jeff Shellebarger
  • Kinder Institute for Urban Research Advisory Board Member
  • President, Chevron North America Exploration and Production Co.

Jeff Shellebarger is the President, Chevron North America Exploration and Production Co. and he is responsible for Chevron’s oil and gas exploration and production operations in the United States and Canada.

Previously, he served as the Managing Director of Chevron’s IndoAsia business unit, based in Jakarta, Indonesia; the Executive Director of Chevron Pacific Indonesia, based in Sumatra, Indonesia; General Manager of Asset Development for Chevron’s Southern Africa strategic business unit, based in Luanda, Angola; and General Manager of Asset Development for Chevron North America’s San Joaquin Valley strategic business unit, based in Bakersfield, California. 

During Shellebarger’s 37-year career with Chevron, he has held leadership and technical positions that span the upstream value chain: business development, exploration, technology, asset development and production operations, both in onshore and offshore basins across North America, Sub-Saharan Africa and in Southeast Asia.

Shellebarger is Past-Chairman of the Greater Houston Partnership. He is a member of the American Petroleum Institute’s Upstream Committee and serves on the Board of the United Way of Greater Houston and on the Board of Houston Museum of Natural Science.

Shellebarger joined Chevron in 1980 as an exploration geologist in New Orleans, Louisiana.  He earned his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in Geology from the University of Georgia. 

He has been a member of the Kinder Institute Advisory Board since 2018.