Dan Clark is vice president, Rockies Business Unit for ConocoPhillips. He leads a team responsible for development and operations of the company’s Bakken asset as well as its interests in Wyoming, Utah, the Gulf of Mexico and the Anadarko Basin in Texas/Oklahoma. Clark has over 32 years of experience in strategy, planning, business development and engineering experience. He has held numerous engineering, planning, asset management and commercial assignments related to the company’s operations in the Lower 48, Indonesia, Alaska and Qatar.
Trisha Curtis is the President and Co-Founder of PetroNerds, LLC. She co-founded the company in 2015 and began working full time at PetroNerds in January 2016. She was formerly the Director of Research, Upstream and Midstream, at the Energy Policy Research Foundation, Inc. (EPRINC) in Washington, DC. Since 2010, she has led extensive research efforts and major consulting projects, and authored several reports on the North American upstream and midstream markets.
At PetroNerds, Ms. Curtis leads research and consulting services. She is a macroeconomist with an expertise in US shale markets. She is globally recognized for her knowledge of US shale and has been asked to speak and present at several forums including OPEC in Vienna, Austria, in Bahrain, and in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, Stanford University, Chatham House, Oxford University, Denver University, and Colorado School of Mines. She is also the host of The PetroNerds Podcast.
Trisha evaluates US upstream markets on a wells-up basis with critical analysis of individual operators, assets, reservoirs, and plays. She provides clients with in-depth analysis of the US shale industry and the global oil market and synthesizes this into relevant, actionable, and forecastable information integral to her clients and their respective businesses. She is currently working with several clients to navigate a lower oil price environment. She is also working on a forthcoming research report with the Oxford Institute for Energy Studies, updating her work and analysis on shale productivity gains.
Mr. Frommer has served as President and Chief Executive Officer since February 2013. Mr. Frommer has over 35 years of experience in the oil and gas industry. From May 2002 to November 2012, Mr. Frommer was Senior Vice President in the Rocky Mountain division at Samson Resources Company until its sale to KKR & Co., L.P. Prior to Mr. Frommer’s time at Samson Resources Company, Mr. Frommer spent four years at HS Resources Inc. as New Ventures Manager where he was responsible for entrance into new areas and plays in Colorado, Wyoming and Louisiana. Prior to that, he attended advanced oil and gas management courses at Southern Methodist University. Mr. Frommer earned his Bachelor of Arts in Earth Sciences from New York State University College at Oneonta. He is a Wyoming Certified Professional Geologist.
We believe that Mr. Frommer’s significant experience as an executive of oil and gas companies, together with his training as a geologist and broad industry knowledge, enable Mr. Frommer to provide the board of directors with executive counsel on a full range of business, strategic and professional matters.
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C. Mark Pearson is a co-founder, and the President and CEO of the Company. Dr. Pearson has over 35 years industry experience and has been President/CEO of three independent E&P companies and President/CEO of a NYSE-listed oilfield services company. Mark is a well-known industry expert in the field of well completion and stimulation and has authored or co-authored over 35 technical papers covering field development, drilling, completion and stimulation, and production aspects of oil and gas operations. He has focused his career on technology advancements within the industry and is on the pioneers of multi-stage hydraulic fracturing of horizontal wells. In 2005, Mark was named a Distinguished member of the International Society of Petroleum Engineers and in 2012/13 he was a Distinguished Lecturer presenting around the world on the topic of hydraulic fracturing of horizontal wells. Mark graduated with Bachelor of Science (First Class Honours) and PhD degrees from the Camborne School of Mines, UK and is a graduate of the Harvard Business School Advanced Management Program. He also served as a professor in the Petroleum Engineering Department of Colorado School of Mines from 1995-1997.
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.
As a Senior Commodity Analyst, Elizabeth conducts market analysis based on commodity data and combines North American fundamental oil and gas supply and demand to derive insights and market trends. This includes looking at constraint analysis of different basins, commodity pricing, and E&P production guidance to create more accurate production forecasts.
She brings over 18 years of energy industry experience including wireline logging, production operations, and reservoir engineering for exploration, appraisal, and development teams. Prior to East Daley, Elizabeth was a project manager and reservoir engineer at Anadarko focused on the Powder River Basin.
Elizabeth holds a master’s degree from the University of Southern California and a bachelor’s degree from the University of Missouri-Columbia.
Martin Stuart is Vice President, Operations, with responsibility for Marathon Oil’s Bakken business, as well as the company’s Petrotechnical Solutions organization. He was named to his current role in May 2020, after serving as vice president, Eagle Ford and Permian Operations.
Mr. Stuart joined Marathon Oil in 1991, and has held a number of management positions with the company, including oversight of Eagle Ford subsurface, Oklahoma production operations, Wyoming asset management as well as the company’s business planning organization. He also spent time earlier in his career supporting international production operations in the U.K.
Mr. Stuart holds a bachelor’s degree in electronic and electrical engineering from Robert Gordon’s University in Aberdeen, Scotland.
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