Bob is a Senior Advisor with Quantum Energy Partners and also serves on the Technical Advisory Committee. Bob works closely with Quantum’s investment and technical teams to identify and evaluate attractive investment opportunities as well as Quantum’s portfolio companies to assist and advise them on strategy and execution.
Bob has 40 years of executive and operating experience in the energy industry where he was one of the early pioneers in understanding and advancing unconventional resource plays and is generally regarded as one of the world’s foremost technical and operational experts on shale gas and tight oil.
Bob has worked for EOG Resources for the past 21 years in a number of leadership capacities, including most recently serving as Executive Vice President and General Manager of the Western U.S. and Canada. From 2010 – 2014, he started and ran the Company’s San Antonio Division and Eagle Ford Operations, the largest and most profitable division of EOG, encompassing in excess of 547,000 acres, producing more than 230,000 boepd and running more than 25 rigs and 12 frac fleets at its peak. With the help of the Eagle Ford, EOG became the largest producer of crude oil in the lower 48. Prior to overseeing its Eagle Ford division, Bob held a variety of engineering, operational and management positions of increasing responsibility throughout EOG. Before joining EOG, Bob worked for a variety of companies and as an independent, including Seagull Energy, Arkla Exploration, Supron Energy Corp and Shell Oil Company.
Bob is currently a member of the American Association of Petroleum Geologists, the Rocky Mountain Association of Geologists and San Antonio Geological Society. He serves on the Geosciences Advisory Council for Western Michigan University and as an Advisory Trustee for the Southwest Research Institute. He has received various honors including South Texas Wildcatters recognition in 2012 and the Distinguished Alumni Achievement Award – Western Michigan University in 2007. He received an MS in Geology from the University of Cincinnati, 1977 and a BS in Geology from Western Michigan University in 1974.