John Ardill


Vice President

Dr. Ardill is the Vice President responsible for Global Frontier Exploration at ExxonMobil Upstream Business Development, located in Houston, Texas. He was born in the United Kingdom and is a United States and United Kingdom citizen, having lived and worked in the U.S., Europe, South America and the Middle East. After receiving his B.Sc. in Geology from the University of Edinburgh in 1992 and Ph.D. Doctorate in Geology from the University of Liverpool in 1996, Dr. Ardill began his career with Exxon in London, England as a Geologist. Over the last 20 years with ExxonMobil he has held various technical, supervisory, and managerial assignments in Exploration, Development, Production, Research, Ventures and Corporate. In his current Vice President role, Dr. Ardill is responsible for ExxonMobil’s global frontier exploration. Dr. Ardill is a fellow of the Geological Society of London and an active member of the American Association of Petroleum Geologists (AAPG) and Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE). Additionally, he serves on the British-American Business Council (BABC) Board and Bilateral Chamber Board in Houston, Texas.

Sessions With John Ardill

Tuesday, 8 March

  • 11:40am - 12:30pm (CST) / 08/mar/2022 05:40 pm - 08/mar/2022 06:30 pm

    Global Oil & Gas Production: A new geography?

    Panel Upstream Oil & Gas
    Within the accelerating energy transition, an aspiration of many nations is that their economies can continue to grow, while simultaneously undergoing decarbonization. As a result, an ever-increasing level of scrutiny is being placed by both buyers and sellers on the precise nature of oil and gas supplies sourced from around the globe; the focus falling not just on the cost of production, but also on factors relating to the carbon intensity, carbon footprint, and emissions profile of these supplies. Are perceptions now changing as to which global hydrocarbon suppliers produce the most “advantaged” barrels and molecules? In a highly uncertain outlook for oil and gas demand, can we predict whether and how the sources of future supply will shift in geographical terms over time? And, if an accelerated move to a low-carbon world eventuates, will the geography of the upstream production world change more rapidly as a result?