Michael Hale

Vice President, Exploration

Industry Experience

10 years

  • Extensive experience with exploration, play evaluation, reservoir characterization, development, and geologic operations of both conventional and unconventional reservoirs
  • Worked in multiple basins and play types

Background

Ascent Resources, LLC
Geologic Advisor

  • Built geology department from inception, identified key basins and acquisition targets
  • Led geologic evaluation efforts on all acquisitions resulting in the purchase of over 350,000 acres in Ohio's Utica Shale, one of the most prolific plays in the country 

SandRidge Energy
Geologist

  • Planning, development, and operations of Permian Basin and Mid-Con assets
  • Reservoir characterization and prospect development

Fronterra Geosciences
Geologist

  • Formation image interpretation and client-focused reservoir characterization projects

Education

M.S. in Geology
East Carolina University, 2008

B.S. in Geology
East Carolina University, 2004