Cortis Cooper

Chevron Fellow, Chevron Energy Technology Co.

Cortis Cooper is a Chevron Fellow, one of 18 scientists and engineers recognized by the Chevron Corporation for their contributions. Cort’s primary job is providing wind, wave, and current criteria for Chevron’s worldwide operations. He received a BSc and MSc in Engineering at MIT in 1977, followed by a PhD from the University of Maine in 1987. Since joining Chevron he has led eight Joint Industry Projects (JIP) addressing various challenges including the Loop Current, trans-ocean towing, and deepwater blowouts. Outside the industry, he has served on three National Academy of Sciences committees, testified before Congress, and been a frequent advisor to government agencies. He has received the Minerals Management Service’s Corporate Citizenship Award three times.