In May of 2013, Jim started Information Pipeline LLC firm to work with Oil & Gas Exploration and Production operators and technology companies on their challenges with data management, data visualization and analytics.
Before retiring from Chevron Oil in April 2013 after 37 years with the company, Jim held the position of Senior Advisor in the Global Upstream IT organization and worked on special strategic projects relating the potential intersection of IT with Upstream business opportunities and the development of emerging solutions and competencies.
In 1999, Crompton was elected to the position of chair of the general committee of PIDX (Petroleum Industry Data Exchange, the API electronic commerce sub-committee. Jim was able to influence the direction of the standards setting activities towards emerging technologies, such as XML, and new electronic business models to complement the established EDI practices in the industry. In 2002, Jim was named a Chevron Fellow in acknowledgement of his contributions in application of information technology to business problems and in working to develop industry standards in electronic data exchange. In 2009, Crompton was accepted into the Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE) 2010-2011 Distinguished Lecturer Program and presented a talk on information architecture entitled “Putting the Focus on Data” to SPE sections worldwide.
Jim holds both B.S. in Geophysical Engineering, and a Master's in Geophysics from Colorado School of Mines. He also earned a Master's in Business Administration from Our Lady of the Lake University.