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Petroleum Industry Advisory Board


Name Graduation Year Company Title

Amjad Abdelrahman

2012 Occidental Petroleum Sr Reservoir Engineer

Chris Aulds

1984 Pearl Energy Investments Partner
Dale Bankhead 1985 Retired/Pioneer Natl Resources Retired
Mark Belcher 1989 Wagner Oil Co. VP Acquisitions
Denny Bullard 1970 Texas Tech University Instructor
Sheldon Burleson 1999 Chesapeake Vice President, Appalachia Business Unit
Taylor Carrell 2016 Chesapeake Reservoir Engineer II
Jamie Castagno 2011 Chevron Reservoir Simulation Engineer
Mark Castiglone 1993 MPC Resources, LLC President
Kyle Chambliss 2001 Oxy Permian Reservoir Engineer
Kyle Chapman 1998 Weatherford President - Completions & Production
Chris Coley 2005 Conoco Phillips Asset Manager
Rodney E.Cox 1980 Texkan Exploration Principal
Hilary Criswell 2014 Occidental Petroleum
Sr. Drilling Engineer
Simeon Eburi 2006 Chevron - Global Exploration Petroleum Engineer
Luke Elbel



ACT Operating Co Chief Engineer
Tyler Fenley 2006 Crescent Pass Energy Chief Executive Officer
Katelin Filip 2009 Diamondback Energy Sr. Staff Production Engineer
Justin Findley 2006 FESCO, Ltd. EVP & COO
Scott Frailey Univ. of Missouri - Rolla Illinois State Geological Survey Reservoir Eng
Shad Frazier 1996 Endeavor Energy Vice President of Production and Operations
Terry Fuller 2006 Phoenix Petrocorp, Inc  
Luke Haile 2000 Texas Pride Fuels President
Brad Holly 1993 Whiting Petroleum Corporation President & CEO
James King 1989 NCS Multistage, LLC Chief Integration Officer
Scott Lacy 2005  Mewbourne Oil Company  Production Superintendent 
Jason Matthews 2013 Earthstone Energy Production Manager
Casey McCain 2009 Colgate Energy Senior Vice President Operations
Fersheed Mody Univ. of Oklahoma N/a N/a
James Newman(Jim) Colorado School of Mines Retired from Basic, Dos Hermanos LLC Partner
Andrew Oghena 2007 Chevron Energy Technology Company  Advisor Reservoir Engineering
Jake Plunk 1995 Fleur de Lis Energy, LLC COO
Mike Prewit 1980 RETIRED FROM Schlumberger/M-I Swaco RETIRED 
Ed Runyan 1982 Seaboard Oil Co. Partner
Toben Scott 2000 Saguaro Petroleum  President
Bobby Smith 1980 Apache Corporation RETIRED
Josh Sperry 2004 Stronghold Energy II VP of Production and Drilling
Nikki Viilo 2009 Conoco Philips Perminan Planning Supervisor
Zayman Villegas 2016 Saguaro Petroleum Petroleum Engineer
Marshall Watson 2005 Texas Tech University Department Chair
Kevin Wiggs  Texas A&M  Concho Resources  Reservoir Engineer
Eric Winter 2012  Anadarko Petroleum Corporation  Drilling Engineer
Clay Smart 2017    
Ryan Hamilton   Summitt Petroleum LLC  
Eric Lapeyre 2017 Arch Energy Partners A&D Reservoir Engineer

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