Laura Folse is the executive vice president of Response and Environmental Restoration for BP’s Gulf Coast Restoration Organization. In this role, she leads the operations, scientific and technological programs within the multi-billion dollar cleanup and restoration effort BP initiated in response to the 2010 Deepwater Horizon accident.
Her team’s strategic priorities include providing scientific and technical support in four key areas: the Deepwater Horizon accident response, environmental restoration, economic recovery and building public trust in the Gulf Coast’s natural resources.
With more than 20 years in the oil and gas industry, Laura previously was vice president of Science and Technology for BP’s Exploration and Production segment. Her organization of more than 800 scientists, engineers and technical professionals delivered research and development programs in science and technology, developed BP’s training programs for technical staff, and offered specialized consultation across BP’s global enterprise.
Laura has a BS in geology from Auburn University, an MS in geology from the University of Alabama, and an MS in management from Stanford University.