Naomi Boness

Naomi Boness

Managing Director, Natural Gas Initiative, Stanford University

Naomi Boness (PhD) is the Managing Director of the Natural Gas Initiative (NGI) at Stanford. Dr Boness is an experienced practitioner in the energy sector, with expertise in reservoir geophysics, environmental management, investment analysis and strategic planning. Prior to joining Stanford, Dr. Boness held a variety of technical and management positions at Chevron, most recently in upstream strategy and portfolio analysis, with particular emphasis on North America shale gas and global LNG projects. Her current research interests are in optimizing shale gas developments, the role of gas in decarbonization and utilizing decision analysis for national energy decisions in developing countries.

Dr. Boness is an invited member of the United Nations Expert Group on Resource Classification and a past Chair of the Society of Exploration Geophysicists Oil and Gas Reserves Committee. Her work has been published in peer-reviewed journals; she presents regularly at professional conferences; and she is the author of several online geophysics and investment courses. Dr. Boness holds a Ph.D. from Stanford University in Geophysics, a M.Sc. from Indiana University and a B.Sc. from the University of Leeds.