William F. Ripley, Senior Geologist, has 48 years of experience as a petroleum geologist. He obtained a BS in geology from the University of Illinois and a MS in geology from the University of Tennessee.

Bill's professional career began with Exxon Company, USA as an exploration and production geologist and progressed to Senior Professional Geologist. He was also employed with Arnold Petroleum, INC., J.M. Huber Corporation and The Environment Company.

Currently at Sydboten & Associates, Bill performs exploration and development geology in the Mid- Continent and Gulf Coast. and also has strong exploration computer applications experience. Bill is Certified Petroleum Geologist with the American Association of Petroleum Geologists. He is also  a member of the Lafayette Geological Society, Oklahoma City Geological Society and the Society of Independent Petroleum Earth Scientists.