Kurt Shipley

Chief Operating Officer
Industry Experience

30 years

  • Engineer with experience in all disciplines of the petroleum industry
  • Proven track record in building high performing Drilling & Completions organizations
  • Extensive experience in both conventional and unconventional petroleum resources in the Permian Basin, Rocky Mountain Region and various Mid-Continent plays
  • Majority of experience is in Drilling & Completions as well as Natural Gas Production Engineering, but career also has included Reservoir Engineering, Acquisitions and Pipeline & Facilities design and installations

American Energy Partners / Permian Resources
Director – Drilling & Completions

  • Responsible for building and managing Drilling & Completions Department for a Wolfcamp horizontal drilling program in the Permian Basin

LINN Energy
Drilling Advisor

  • Managed a horizontal drilling program in the Granite Wash formation in Western Oklahoma and Panhandle Texas

Chesapeake Energy
Senior Drilling Engineer

  • Worked various horizontal drilling projects in the Barnett Shale, Western and Central Oklahoma, Wyoming, and Eagleford Shale.

Burlington Resources
Various Engineering and Operations Positions

  • Held a variety of positions in Drilling, Completions, Production and Reservoir Engineering including extensive field work in the San Juan Basin, Permian Basin and Mid-Continent Regions

Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering
Texas Tech University, 1991