Uduak-Joe Ntuk was appointed State Oil & Gas Supervisor -- head of DOC's California Geologic Energy Management Division (CalGEM, formerly DOGGR) -- on October 12, 2019 by Governor Newsom. He took office on November 18.
Ntuk, of Long Beach, has been petroleum administrator for the City of Los Angeles since 2016 and an adjunct faculty member at the California State University, Long Beach Chemical Engineering Department since 2015. He was petroleum engineering associate for the City of Long Beach from 2011 to 2016 and held several positions at Chevron Corporation from 2006 to 2011, including reservoir engineer and production engineer.
Ntuk was an academic advisor at the California State University, Long Beach College of Engineering from 2003 to 2005. He is an elected member of the Long Beach City College Board of Trustees.
Ntuk earned a Master of Science degree in petroleum engineering from the University of Southern California.