Mike Benefiel


Mike Benefiel is the General Manager of Decision Analysis for Chevron.

Mike is a Geophysical Engineer with a BSc. in Geophysical Engineering from the Colorado School of Mines. Mike has extensive experience in the energy industry, he has held positions in data acquisition, research, data processing, data interpretation, exploration, field development, consulting, technical management and software product management.

Mike joined Chevron in 2006 in a Decision Analysis role and is the co-developer, with Audrey Del Vescovo, of the innovative Minimum Functional Objectives approach to DA/DQ. Prior to his current role, he was the Upstream DA/DQ coordinator for Chevron’s Europe, Eurasia and Middle East region based in London. He assumed his current role in October 2020.