Desert Dave AllardDavid Allard is a charismatic and engaging author and speaker with over thirty-five years of experience as a petroleum geologist. He began working as a geologist in the oil business in San Francisco, California and has since worked for both major and independent companies in Texas, Egypt, Scotland, Oklahoma, and most recently Denver, Colorado. Throughout his journey, David has contributed to many new field discoveries, as well as authored articles and books for publication. He remains a dedicated advocate of the oil and gas industry and is available to speak at public presentations.

In his book, A World of Culture Oil and Golf, David Allard shares his insightful observations of not only the international oil business industry, but of the surrounding political climates and cultures. In his captivating narrative, Allard offers both an expert’s perspective on the industry and a business traveler’s passion for adventure. As a speaker, he exudes enthusiasm and speaks candidly, whether about the latest oil and gas industry trends, technical challenges or local cultures. Join him on a worldwide adventure.

David Allard Signing Books
David Allard Speaking
Crowd Listening to David Allard Speak

News and Events


5/7/19 at 6:00 pm, speaking and book signing

South Texas Geological Society at 1 Trinity Pl, San Antonio, TX


11/8/18 at 6:00 pm, speaking and book signing

Houston Geologic Society at 4504 Nett St. Houston, TX

1/12/18 Lunch Presentation and Signing at the Denver International Petroleum Society
Wynkoop Brewing Co. located at 1634 18th St., Denver, CO

1/13/18 at 5:00 p.m. – Local Author Happy Hour
Book Bar Denver located at 4280 Tennyson St, Denver, CO

1/20/18 at 1:00 p.m. – Book Signing
Barnes & Noble located at 960 S. Colorado Blvd, Glendale, CO

David Allard Barnes & Noble Book Signing
David Allard Barnes & Noble Book Signing

2/18 Press Release – A Family In The International Real World

2/8/18 – 2/9/18 – Book Signing
North American Prospect Exposition, Houston Downtown Convention Center, Houston, TX

3/3/18 at 10:30 am – 4:00 pm Book Signing
Colorado Book Festival, Denver Central Library, Denver, CO

3/10/18 at 1:00 p.m – 3:00 pm. – Book Signing
Barnes & Noble located at 14347 W Colfax Avenue, Lakewood, CO

3/20/18 – Book Signing and Speaking
University of Colorado – Boulder, Geoscience Department.

4/29 Colorado Authors League 2018 Book Contest Finalist Reading
Tattered Cover Bookstore, Aspen Grove, CO

5/10/18 at 6:00 p.m. – Book Signing and Speaking
Old Firehouse Books located at 232 Walnut St, Fort Collins, CO

5/23/18 at 9:00 a.m. – Book Signing – AAPG Annual Conference
AAPG Bookstore in the Exhibit Hall
Salt Palace Convention Center, Salt Lake City, Utah

07/2018 – Interview, Business Leaders Podcast with Bob Roark
Exploring A World of Culture, Oil and Golf with David Allard

7/2018 – Written interview from Life Edge for AAPG on E-Learning Queen
A World of Culture, Oil, and Golf: Interview with David Allard, Geologist and Author

7/2018 – Interview, RELATECASTS, LIFE Edge Series video/ podcast
David Allard, Author and Geologist

8/2018 – University Interview (on page 5)
Edinboro University Alumni Newsletter



8/25/17 CO Public TV 12 Author David Allard joins host Jon Caldara to discuss his book about his business travels around the world. Devil’s Advocate with Jon Caldara is a current events show.


“On March 20th, 2018, the University of Colorado Boulder – Geoscience Department was pleased to host geologist David Allard to speak about his international business experience. David discussed several different oil and gas projects in various stages of discovery or development on both the technical aspects including risks and cultural aspects of working with the host country. The presentation was delivered well and concluded with a good discussion of the questions. Mr. Allard’s book presents a fascinating mixture of diverse exploration experiences, travel, life, business, culture, and play. Anyone interested in the oil and gas business or international travelers, will thoroughly enjoy reading the book for its multi-layered context. Because David worked both in technical and leadership roles in his career, he provides the reader with insightful perspectives on the many aspects of daily life in industry.  The book is an easy, entertaining read that flows quickly  and will enlighten anyone who reads it.  I strongly recommend it!! “

Dr. Paul Weimer
Professor University of Colorado

“On Friday January 12, 2018 the Denver International Petroleum Society was pleased to host author/geologist David Allard who spoke at our monthly meeting about his globe-trotting career as an International Petroleum Geologist and the cultural and professional adventures and challenges he faced in pursuit of oil. David’s experiences in Turkey, Guatemala, Egypt, China, Scotland and former Soviet Republics ranged from dangerous to merely unusual, and he conveyed these to our members with wit and ample illustration. Mr. Allard also delved a bit into the technical details of his work abroad as this audience was composed of industry professionals. After the presentation he indulged us with a book signing and ample opportunity to answer our questions. It was a very enjoyable presentation, full of anecdotes and interesting observations. We greatly appreciate his agreeing to present “A World of Culture, Oil and Golf to the DIPS.”

Kurt Reisser
President, Denver International Petroleum Society

“We hosted a evening social for customers and associates at a Denver restaurant in October, 2017 and were pleased to have David Allard give a presentation and talk about his book, ‘A World of Culture, Oil, and Golf’. Dave told several very entertaining stories about his life experiences of traveling the globe in search of oil plus demonstrated a strong technical understanding of the business. He provides an interesting insight into the oil industry and the challenges faced to explore the world for energy. The standing room only crowd was very entertained and engaged in the conversation with questions and comments about Dave’s worldly adventures. We enjoyed having this opportunity to host Mr. Allard and everyone in attendance laughed along with the stories and had a fun evening.”

Steve Leeds
Vice President, The Leeds Group