Ashley Douds is currently Principal Geologist at Core2Core Geologic Consulting, located in Dripping Springs, TX. She is also co-owner of Wildlands Research that analyzes and evaluates the stratigraphic and geographic distribution of critical minerals in shales.
Ashley graduated from West Virginia University with both a Bachelors and Masters in Geology.
Her experience as a Petroleum Geologist spans over 20 years and includes US shale, and numerous conventional and unconventional plays (in the Appalachian, Permian, and Rocky Mountain Basins, South Texas, and GOM), as well as international offshore plays (Brazil and Nigeria).
During Ashley's career, she's worked for super majors (ExxonMobil), at utilities (Equitable), small independents (EQT and Parsley Energy) and as a government contractor (URS/SAIC/EG&G at DOE’s NETL).
Ashley's most recent assignment was Geologic Advisor – Exploration for Parsley Energy where she worked both the Midland and Delaware Basins preparing in-place maps from petrophysical analysis, evaluating exploration targets, generating geomechanical facies from core data, and evaluating geochemical data including the origin of non-hydrocarbon gases.
At EQT, Ashley was Director of the Reservoir Technology group where her focus was on exploration, near field wildcat, and development projects that integrate concepts of geology with geochemistry, sequence stratigraphy, and petrophysics for conventional and unconventional projects. She also spent several years evaluating and assessing new technologies and their usefulness in understanding the subsurface both before and after completion operations.
Ashley is a member of the Potential Gas Committee (PGC) contributing to the Mid-Continent Region and previously contributed to the North Atlantic Region. She is a member of AAPG-EMD and DPA, Society of Economic Geologists (SEG) and Society of Independent Professional Earth Scientists (SIPES). She also volunteers as an Assistant Grant Writer for The Honor Yoga Foundation. In July, Ashley was named the Chair of the Critical Minerals Committee within AAPG/EMD.