Ben Sydboten, Jr. CPG, holds a BS in geology from Millsaps College, and a MS in Geology from the University of Southern Mississippi. He began his career in 1980 as a geologist with Gulf Oil and continued on through their merger with Chevron USA, advancing through positions as Development Geologist, Exploration Geologist and Senior Development Geologist. In 1994 Ben resigned from Chevron to begin a consulting practice.

Ben has more than 30 years of experience in US and foreign offshore, prospect generation and seismic interpretation. He has served over 70 clients and has interpreted more than 50 3-D seismic surveys. Ben is a Certified Petroleum Geologist and is also licensed by the Texas Board of Professional Geoscientists. He is a member of the American Association of Petroleum Geologists, the Southwest Louisiana Geophysical Society , Society of Exploration Geophysicists, New Orleans Geological Society, the Society of Independent Earth Scientists and the Lafayette Geological Society, where he has held the positions of Vice President, President and Director.