Justin Christofferson

Executive Vice President, Exploration

Industry Experience

15 years
Domestic and international

  • Unconventional play exploration and development, reservoir characterization, core integration, geochemistry and geologic operations. 
  • Extensive experience in multiple basins across multiple play types, including tight gas sands, coalbed methane, gas and oil shales, tight oil carbonates and conventional reservoirs. 


PayRock Energy
Geology Manager

  • Integral role in the subsurface evaluation and identification of the core of Oklahoma’s STACK play.


  • Project Coordinator of a joint venture project with Statoil. Developed and led the execution of a worldwide unconventional prospect portfolio for future exploration, resulting in five actionable opportunities around the world. 

Devon Energy Corporation, Hess Corporation, Occidental Petroleum

  • Various geology & exploration roles


M.S. in Geology, with a specialization in Petroleum Geology
University of Houston, 2008

B.S. in Earth and Planetary Sciences
University of New Mexico, 2001