Seminar Series: William K. Klimack, Chevron | Industrial and Systems Engineering

Tuesday, March 19, 2019 at 4:00pm to 5:00pm

Mohler Laboratory, 453
200 W Packer Ave., Bethlehem, PA 18015


Chevron uses decision analysis (DA) and operations research (OR) to make the best decisions even when faced with uncertainty and complexity. This talk will provide some general information on the oil and gas industry, an overview of Chevron, and discuss use of DA and OR within major capital projects.

Bio sketch

William “Bill” Klimack, Ph.D., is Chevron’s decision analysis functional manager. A retired U.S. Army Colonel, he was the Director of the Operations Research program and served as Head, Department of Systems Engineering, U.S. Military Academy. Subsequent consulting helped clients select portfolios of oil and gas opportunities, plan energy project development, and optimize pharmaceutical R&D portfolios. He joined Chevron in 2012. He has a BS in chemical engineering from Lehigh University, a MS in applied mathematics from Johns Hopkins University, a MMAS from the US Army Command and Staff College, and PhD in operations research from the US Air Force Institute of Technology. He is a Certified System Engineering Professional, a licensed Professional Engineer, and a Fellow of the Society of Decision Professionals, the UK Royal Geographical Society, the National Speleological Society, and the Explorers Club. He is a recipient of the Decision Analysis Society Practice Award and an employee when Chevron received the Raiffa-Howard Award for Organizational Decision Quality and the INFORMS Prize for effective integration of advanced analytics and operations research/management sciences.