Cindy Yeilding earned her MSc from the University of North Carolina after receiving a BS in Geology from SMU. She has worked as an exploration, production, appraisal and well site operations geoscientist and is currently BP's Vice President and Director of Appraisal, Gulf of Mexico . Her most recent roles include Vice President for Exploration for GoM, Chief Geoscientist for the GoM, Global Geoscience Technology and R&D Manager, and she has held numerous other Exploration and Technology leadership positions in the Americas.
Cindy has developed and led short courses and geological field seminars, chaired numerous technical sessions and presented many technical talks. She has served as an AAPG (American Association of Petroleum Geologists) Distinguished Lecturer and was named a “Legend in Exploration” by AAPG in 2003. Cindy is also a member of the Offshore Technology Conference (OTC) Board of Directors.