Texas Tech University

Distinguished Engineer Citations

Brad Holly
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Distinguished Engineer



Petroleum Engineering – 1993


At Time of Nomination in 2016

Brad Holly was named senior vice president, U.S. onshore  exploration and production in August 2016. He is responsible for overseeing all of Anadarko's onshore upstream business, as the company looks to significantly grow its world-class assets in the Delaware and DJ basins. Before this role, he served as senior vice president, operations for the Rocky Mountain region with direct responsibility for Anadarko's oil and natural gas production and development activities throughout Colorado, Wyoming, and Utah. He also has served as the vice president of Anadarko's Southern and Appalachia operations overseeing the company's activities in Louisiana, Oklahoma, Ohio, Pennsylvania and Texas. Holly began his career in 1994 with Amoco and joined Anadarko in 1997. During more than 20 years of experience, Holly has held positions of increasing responsibility in onshore and offshore engineering and management. He has served as general manager of Anadarko's Greater Natural Buttes area in eastern Utah and the Maverick Basin, which includes the Eagleford Shale development in southern Texas. Before that, he served as reserves and planning manager for the Southern and Appalachia region and was a reservoir engineer and development supervisor on Anadarko's Marco Polo and K2 developments in the deep water Gulf of Mexico.

Currently, he serves on the Executive Committee of the Colorado Oil & Gas Association (COGA), the board of trustees for Mile High United Way, and the Industry Advisory Board for the Bob L. Herd Department of Petroleum Engineering. He is also a member of the Society of Petroleum Engineers. He formerly served on the Colorado Oil and Gas Task Force. Holly holds a Bachelor of Science in petroleum engineering from Texas Tech University. He also is a graduate of the Harvard Business School Advanced Management Program.