Robert J. Anderson is a petroleum engineer with over 30 years of diversified domestic and international experience. He has served as President of Earthstone Energy, Inc. since March 2018. Previously, he served as Executive Vice President, Corporate Development and Engineering of Earthstone and served in a similar capacity with Oak Valley Resources, LLC from March 2013 until the closing of its strategic combination with Earthstone in December 2014. Prior to Oak Valley, he served from August 2012 to February 2013 as Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer at Halcón Resources Corporation. Mr. Anderson was employed by GeoResources, Inc. from April 2007 until its merger with Halcón Resources in August 2012, ultimately serving as a director and Executive Vice President, Chief Operating Officer – Northern Region. He was involved in the formation of Southern Bay Energy in September 2004 as Vice President, Acquisitions until its merger with GeoResources in April 2007. From March 2004 to August 2004, Mr. Anderson was employed by AROC, a predecessor company to Southern Bay Energy, as Vice President, Acquisitions and Divestitures. From September 2000 to February 2004, he was employed by Anadarko Petroleum Corporation as a petroleum engineer. In addition, he has worked with major oil companies, including ARCO International/Vastar Resources, and independent oil companies, including Hunt Oil, Hugoton Energy, and Pacific Enterprises Oil Company. His professional experience includes acquisition evaluation, reservoir and production engineering, field development, project economics, budgeting and planning, and capital markets. His domestic acquisition and divestiture experience includes Texas and Louisiana (offshore and onshore), Mid-Continent, and the Rocky Mountain states, and international experience includes Canada, South America, and Russia. Mr. Anderson has a B.S. degree in Petroleum Engineering from the University of Wyoming and an MBA from the University of Denver.
Mr. Braziel joined RBN Energy in 2013 as Director of Finance and Fundamental Analysis. Prior to RBN, he was with Direct Energy and specialized in data analysis. Mr. Braziel began his career with BENTEK Energy before moving to Apache Corporation where he spent five years. Mr. Braziel received his BBA in Finance from Baylor University. He earned his MBA from the University of Houston with certificates in Energy Investment Analysis, Economics of Energy Value Chain, Energy Accounting and Finance, and Energy Risk Management.
Dena Demboski currently serves as Vice President of Operations at UpCurve Energy. She is responsible for managing the execution of the drilling and completions programs for the company’s extended reach horizontal Wolfcamp wells that include multi-well zipper pad operations. She also oversees the installation of production equipment, frac water management, and provides technical support to onsite consultants, colleagues and financial backers. Prior to joining UpCurve Energy, Dena served in various other engineering roles at Linn Energy and ConocoPhillips/Burlington Resources. She has over 13 years of engineering design and management experience in drilling, completions, and production operations across 13 different basins within the domestic United States. She received a bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering with a Business Management Certification from Texas A&M University in 2006.
Mike joined Sabalo in 2016 and is in charge of finance, corporate planning, business development, and marketing. Prior to Sabalo, Mike spent three years on the investment staff at EnCap Investments, supporting a wide range of management teams and oil and gas strategies throughout the major North American oil and gas basins. Prior to EnCap, Mike spent three years working in the Energy Investment Banking Group at Raymond James & Associates focusing on public capital raises and M&A advisory work within the energy industry. Mike graduated from Vanderbilt University in 2010 with degrees in Economics and Spanish.
Alanna Fishman is a subject matter expert on Environmental, Social, Governance (ESG) strategic planning where she specializes on the nexus between business, energy and sustainability. Alanna’s work focuses on developing risk mitigation strategies for clients to enhance financial performance, grow shareholder value and capitalize on operational excellence. She leverages road mapping, project management and communications skills to deliver benchmarking, materiality assessments and stakeholder engagement to clients. Prior to joining Cornerstone, Alanna worked as the director of policy and social responsibility at HBW Resources. She started her career as a project manager at IHS Markit and then moved to Newmont Mining as a global business analyst where she led organizational change management and stakeholder engagement strategies. Alanna holds a master’s degree in global economics and energy from Johns Hopkins University, the School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS). Alanna is based in the firm’s Denver, Colorado office.
Mr. Fitzgerald, a petroleum engineer, is the reservoir lead at Boomtown Oil LLC. Mr. Fitzgerald has directed his skills in reservoir engineering, risk analysis, accounting, finance and economics to become an expert in corporate development. He has created and executed numerous business plans for both unconventional resource plays and conventional assets. He has a strong track record in divestitures and has extensive experience in running acquisition projects, managing the engineering, land, accounting and legal due diligence process. He was co-founder of STXRA, running the company’s day to day operations and handling all accounting, finance and HR functions. He was President of Viola Oil & Gas, a private equity backed company with a $60 MM capital commitment. At Rosetta Resources, he directed the technical aspects of their $350 million divestiture program that generated the capital needed to fund their Eagle Ford investments. He was also responsible for the technical aspects of Rosetta’s acquisition efforts, including the acquisition of incremental Eagle Ford acreage. While at Shell Exploration and Production Company, he handled diverse reservoir engineering assignments. He created a $300 million scalable business plan for optimizing the value of Shell’s South Texas asset.
Matt Fox is executive vice president and chief operating officer. In this capacity, Fox is responsible for corporate planning, technology, and exploration and global production operations, including subsurface, drilling, major projects, health, safety and environmental.
A reservoir engineer, Fox has more than 35 years of experience in the oil and natural gas industry. He previously served as executive vice president, Strategy, Exploration and Technology. Fox’s prior leadership roles included executive vice president, Exploration and Production, president of ConocoPhillips Canada; senior vice president, Oil Sands in Canada; and manager of North Slope Development in Alaska. In between positions with ConocoPhillips, he served as executive vice president, International for Nexen, Inc.
He began his career with Conoco U.K. in 1983 as a reservoir engineer in London and Aberdeen. After serving in senior reservoir engineering roles in Dubai and Houston, Fox became chief reservoir engineer in the company's reservoir technology organization. He has also held business development and staff roles in Houston.
Externally, Fox serves as an advisor for the Columbia SIPA Center on Global Energy Policy. He is also a member of the U.S.-Colombia Business Advisory Council.
Fox graduated from City University in London with a Bachelor of Science degree in civil engineering in 1982. He later graduated from Heriot Watt University in Edinburgh with a master's degree in petroleum engineering in 1983, and in 2014 the university awarded him an honorary Doctorate of Engineering.
Clay Gaspar, President and Chief Operating Officer of WPX Energy Inc., joined the company in 2014 as its Senior Vice President of Operations and Resource Development. Prior to joining WPX, Gaspar held technical and leadership roles at Newfield Exploration Co., Anadarko Petroleum Corp. and Mewbourne Oil Co. He received his bachelor’s degree in Petroleum Engineering from Texas A&M and his master’s degree in Petroleum and Geosciences Engineering from the University of Texas.
Mr. Graham joined Verado in 2013 as the President and CEO. Prior to joining Verado, Mr. Graham was a Vice President at Netherland Sewell & Associates (NSAI) where he was responsible for reserve and revenue evaluations of numerous private and public companies. Prior to NSAI, Mr. Graham was a Reservoir Engineer at ExxonMobil, responsible for technical evaluations, simulations, economic models, and project management activities for field areas in South Texas and the Gulf of Mexico. He is a Registered Professional Engineer in the states of Texas and Louisiana and an active member of the Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE). He graduated from Brigham Young University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemical Engineering.
Jay C. Graham served as Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Board of Directors of WildHorse Resource Development Corporation. Mr. Graham served as Chief Executive Officer and as a member of the board of directors of Memorial Resource Development Corp. from January 2016 until it was acquired by Range Resources Corporation in 2016. Previously, Mr. Graham served as Co-CEO and Co-Founder of WildHorse Resources I and WildHorse Resources II from August 2007 until January 2016. Prior to founding WildHorse, Mr. Graham held a variety of positions of increasing responsibility in Halliburton, Devon Energy and Anadarko Petroleum Corporation. Further, Mr. Graham currently serves on the Petroleum Industry Board and the College of Engineering Advisory Council at Texas A&M University, is a co-founder and advisor of the Texas A&M Petroleum Ventures Program educational collaboration between the Mays Business School and Department of Petroleum Engineering and is also a member of the Petroleum Engineering Academy of Distinguished Graduates.
Glenn D. Hart is the President and CEO of Rio Grande and has more than 30 years of experience developing oil and gas resources throughout South Texas. Following graduation from Texas A&M University, where he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Petroleum Engineering, Mr. Hart began his career as an engineer in the late 1970s with Tenneco Oil Company's Gulf Coast Division. He moved on to serve as an engineering manager for Sanchez-O Brien Oil & Gas Company before founding Michael Petroleum in 1983. In August 2001, Houston-based Michael Petroleum was sold to Calpine Natural Gas and, with other members of his management team, Mr. Hart formed Laredo Energy in October 2001 Mr. Hart holds membership in the Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE), the Texas Independent and Royalty Owners Association (TIPRO), and the Independent Petroleum Association of America (IPAA).
Mike Henderson is senior vice president, Operations, with responsibility for Marathon Oil’s U.S. Resource Play businesses. He was named to this position in May 2020, after having served as vice president of Regional Plays North since October 2017. Prior to that he held successive regional vice president roles since 2013 and managed operations in Oklahoma, North Dakota and Wyoming. Prior to his work in the resource plays, Mr. Henderson was development manager for International Production Operations in Equatorial Guinea and has been involved in a number of Marathon Oil’s major projects in Equatorial Guinea, Norway and the Gulf of Mexico over the course of his career. Before joining Marathon Oil in 2004, he was employed by ExxonMobil, where he served in a number of operations and project management roles of increasing responsibility. Mr. Henderson earned a bachelor's degree in electrical engineering and master's degree in offshore engineering from Robert Gordon University, Aberdeen.
Bernadette Johnson serves as Vice President, Strategic Analytics for Enverus (formerly Drillinginfo) and is responsible for helping to grow and expand the Enverus analytics offerings. She joined Enverus through the acquisition of products and services from Ponderosa Advisors. With over 11 years’ experience in the energy industry, Bernadette has earned the reputation of industry expert with extensive experience providing crude, natural gas, and NGL fundamentals analysis and advisory services to various players in the North American and Global energy markets. A regular commentator for and speaker to the energy industry, her specific market expertise spans: financial trading, production forecasts, demand forecasts by sector, infrastructure analysis, midstream analysis, storage value analysis, and price forecasts. Prior to joining Ponderosa, and now DI, Bernadette was Senior Research Analyst for Sasco Energy Partners in Westport, CT where she provided analytics and research support for a team of financial traders active in natural gas, power and oil futures markets. Bernadette began her career with BENTEK Energy, LLC as a Senior Energy Analyst, Natural Gas Market Fundamentals and consulting project team lead. In addition to her current role at Drilling Info, Bernadette remains a partner and shareholder in Ponderosa Advisors' remaining businesses. Bernadette holds a MS Degree in International Political Economy of Resources and a BS Degree in Economics, from the Colorado School of Mines.
Ryan Keys co-founded Triple Crown Resources in April of 2017 with backing from Yorktown, and recently acquired assets in the Midland Basin. He was previously at Jefferies' Energy Investment Banking business unit for 5 years where he was last Senior Vice President. His earlier stops include a service company, a reserves consultancy, and another private equity-backed E&P company. Ryan has a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Texas at Austin and a Master of Science in Petroleum Engineering from Texas A&M.
Ryo Manabe, Ph.D., serves as the President of INPEX subsidiaries, including INPEX Americas, Inc., INPEX Eagleford, LLC. and INPEX E&P Mexico, S.A de C.V, etc., since 2017. His responsibility is to manage the Oil/Gas E&P businesses in USA and Mexico. Prior to his current his assignment, he worked for various sections within INPEX including the offshore gas field development / LNG project in Indonesia, and the non-operated ventures management in the Asia and Oceania, since 2003. Before joining INPEX, he spent his 10 years for Japan National Oil Corporation and mostly worked as Petroleum Engineer in the Technology Research Center. Dr. Manabe received a Bachelor of Engineering and a Master of Engineering degrees in Mineral Resources Engineering from Hokkaido University, Japan, and a Doctor of Philosophy in Petroleum Engineering from the University of Tulsa, USA.
Prior to joining the firm in 2012, Mr. Petrie was Vice Chairman of Bank of America Merrill Lynch. Previously, he was a co-founder of Petrie Parkman & Co. Mr. Petrie was a former Managing Director and Senior Oil Analyst of The First Boston Corporation. During his career, Mr. Petrie has been an active advisor on more than $250 billion of energy related mergers and acquisitions, including many of the largest in the industry. Among his other assignments, Mr. Petrie led the teams that advised the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia on its natural gas initiative, the State of Alaska on gas pipeline options, and the U.S. Department of Energy on the sale of the Elk Hills oilfield. Mr. Petrie has a Bachelor of Science degree from the United States Military Academy at West Point and received his Master of Science in Business Administration from Boston University. In December 2005, Mr. Petrie received an Honorary Doctorate of Engineering degree from the Colorado School of Mines. He is also a member of the CFA Institute.
Dan Pickering is the Chief Investment Officer of Pickering Energy Partners (PEP). PEP manages client assets via energy strategies focused primarily on public markets and private equity. Prior to PEP, Mr. Pickering served as the President of Tudor, Pickering, Holt & Co. and Chief Investment Officer of TPH Investment Management. TPH Asset Management managed both public and private equity strategies for institutional and individual clients. Dan has spent 24 years as an energy portfolio manager, researcher and analyst, first at Fidelity Investments (where he managed ~$1 billion of energy sector funds), then as Head of Research at Simmons & Company and as the founding partner of Tudor, Pickering, Holt & Co. He currently serves as the portfolio manager of the PEP Energy Equity Opportunities Fund and on the Investment Committee of PEP’s Energy Co-Investment and research-based strategies. Dan grew up in Missouri, has a BS in Petroleum Engineering from the Missouri School of Science and Technology and an MBA from the University of Chicago.
Mr. Reese is the President and Chief Executive Officer of Ameredev.
Prior to forming Ameredev, he served in engineering roles at Three Rivers Operating Co., and Cimarex Energy Co. He began his career as an engineer with ConocoPhillips.
Mr. Reese graduated from Texas A&M University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Petroleum Engineering. He currently serves on the industry board of the Harold Vance Department of Petroleum Engineering at Texas A&M University. He is a registered professional engineer in the state of Texas and a member of the Society of Petroleum Engineers.
David Reid is Chief Marketing Officer at National Oilwell Varco (NOV). He is charged with developing the market and strategic engine of NOV across regional operations and business segments in order to offer their customers a most valued position in their relative markets. David joined Varco International in 1992, and has lived in Scotland, California and Houston while working world-wide in a number of roles covering business development, product development, leadership, and management. David Reid serves on the NOV and Schlumberger IntelliServ Joint Venture Board, as well as the IADC Executive Board as the Vice President for Services, and is a founding member of the SPE Drilling Systems Automation Technical Section. David is currently serving on the SPE Board as a Technical Director of Drilling.
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