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Curtis Frasier

Curtis Frasier
Distinguished Visiting Dorwart Chair in Energy Law
College of Law


Curtis Frasier recently retired as the Executive Vice President & General Counsel of Shell Oil Company in the USA and Royal Dutch Shell’s Upstream businesses throughout the Americas.

After joining Shell Oil Company in 1982, Curtis held a number of positions within Shell’s Legal Organization in Houston, London and The Hague, including serving as Secretary to the Royal Dutch Shell Committee of Managing Directors and the joint Conference of the Boards of Royal Dutch Petroleum and The Shell Transport and Trading Company and later as General Counsel of Shell’s global Exploration & Production business.

Curtis has also led a number of business units within Shell, serving as a Vice President of Tejas Gas Corporation, Sr. Vice President of Coral Energy, President of Shell Midstream Enterprises and President of Shell US Gas & Power. He has also served as a Director of Shell Oil Company and Enterprise Products Partners GP.

Curtis is currently on the Executive Board of the Institute for Energy Law and serves as Co-Chair of the Institute’s annual Oil & Gas Law Conference. He is a Member of the Board of Trustees of The Center for American and International Law, a Member of the Board of Directors of the Julie Ann Wrigley Global Institute of Sustainability, and a Member of the University of Tulsa College of Law’s Sustainable Energy and Resource Law Board of Visitors. Curtis received his BA from Arizona State University in 1977 and his Juris Doctor from the University of Tulsa in 1982.