Ryder Booth is vice president of Chevron North America Exploration & Production Company and oversees its Mid-Continent Business Unit, a position he has held since August 2, 2021. He is responsible for managing Chevron’s large resource base of oil and liquids-rich assets in the mid-continent United States, including Chevron's significant Permian assets in Texas and New Mexico.
Ryder most recently served as vice president of Capital Projects responsible for Chevron’s global large capital project activities, and as the company’s Chief Procurement Officer.
During his 30-year career with Chevron, Ryder has held numerous technical and management positions in Chevron global upstream business, including assignments in Bangladesh, China, Indonesia, Kazakhstan and the United States. He has served as the Production Operations Manager in Kazakhstan for the company’s Tengizchevroil operation, and as general manager of corporate strategy based in San Ramon, California.
He joined Chevron in 1991 as a facility engineer in the Mid-Continent Business Unit after graduating with a bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from Vanderbilt University.
Ryder resides in Midland, Texas, with his wife Gretchen. They have two adult sons. Ryder and Gretchen enjoy basketball, hiking, fishing and local community church activities.