Carlos Dengo

Carlos A. Dengo earned a Bachelor of Science degree in geology from Syracuse University in 1976 and Masters of Science and Ph.D. Degrees in Geology from Texas A&M University in 1978 and 1982, respectively. Upon graduation he joined Exxon Production Research Company.


In his early career assignments, Carlos focused on structural geology research and technology applications with Exxon affiliates worldwide. From 1992 to 1999, he progressed through a number of supervisory and managerial positions of increasing responsibility with Exxon Exploration Company prior to being appointed U.S./Mexico geoscience area manager, responsible for all regional exploration activities, following the merger between Exxon and Mobil. 


In 2003, Carlos was named geoscience resource operations manager, responsible for the Corporation’s worldwide geophysical and geological operations and its geoscience workforce.


Carlos was appointed technical vice president of ExxonMobil Exploration Company in 2006, and served as an exploration company executive until being appointed vice president of geoscience for ExxonMobil Upstream Research Company in 2008.


As geoscience vice president for ExxonMobil Upstream Research Company, Carlos led the Corporation’s worldwide geoscience research function and the application of differentiating and proprietary technology in support of ExxonMobil’s global upstream operations.


Carlos retired from Exxon Mobil Corporation in 2012 with 30 years of career service. Beginning in 2014 he accepted the position as Director of the Berg‐Hughes Center for Petroleum and sedimentary Systems at Texas A&M University.


Carlos is recipient of the Winchell Distinguished Alumni Award from the Department of Earth Sciences at Syracuse University and the best paper award from the U.S. National Rock Mechanics Committee. He has and continues to serve on several academic, government and professional society advisory boards.