Allan Shareghi - Black Rhino Expeditions

Allan Shareghi

Senior Geologist

About Allan Shareghi

Allan Shareghi was Chief of the Lease Management Section with the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) Pacific Region prior to his retirement on January 1, 2017.

Allan received his BS in Geology in 1979 and MS in Petroleum Geology in 1981 from the University of Memphis. He started his professional career in Houston with Cities Service Oil and Gas Company and worked as a member of the geoscience staff responsible for geological evaluation efforts onshore Alaska. Allan worked with Arco, Texaco and Cities Service in Alaska conducting geological field-work in preparation for the Bering Sea Federal OCS lease sale.

Following the acquisition of Cities Service by Occidental Petroleum Corporation, Allan worked for Reservoirs Inc. as a geologist in Houston, Texas. He joined the Minerals Management Service (MMS) in January 1984 as a geoscientist with the Pacific Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) Region. Here, he worked in the Resource Evaluation Unit, geological and geophysical interpretation group and played vital roles in the geological and geophysical evaluation of the 1984 OCS Lease Sale 80, the last OCS lease sale in the Pacific Region.

About Black Rhino Expeditions

Black Rhino Expeditions offers four-wheel drive guided expeditions (overlanding) which often include four-wheel drive and survival training. Instruction is always provided in a friendly and casual atmosphere.

Picking the right Expedition Leader is vitally important. You want them to be intelligent,  trustworthy, knowledgeable and easy to be around because for the duration of your adventure, they are the one you’ll be depending on.

What is Overlanding?

(From Expedition Portal) Overlanding is about exploration and adventure travel. While the roads and trails we travel might be rough or technically challenging, they are the means to an end, not the goal itself.

The pursuit is to see and learn about our world, whether on a weekend trip 100 miles from home or a 10,000-mile expedition across another continent.

The vehicle and equipment can be simple or extravagant – they, too, are simply means to an end. History, wildlife, culture, scenery, self-sufficiency – these are the rewards of overlanding.


Oil & Gas Exploration94%
Desert Survival Skills93%

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Phone : (818) 991-7135
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