W.F. (Rick) Bott is a Senior Advisor with Quantum Energy Partners. Rick works closely with Quantum’s investment team and select portfolio companies on strategic and operating initiatives.
In 2014, Rick established Global Energy Advisors LLC and currently advises clients, including IHS Energy, on a number of business, industry, policy and leadership issues relevant to the role of global producers in the ongoing energy transformation.
Mr. Bott formerly served as President and Chief Operating Officer of Continental Resources Inc. Prior to this he served as Executive Director and Chief Operating Officer of Cairn India Ltd. Mr. Bott has over 30 years of global energy experience in exploration, production, developing unconventional resources, infrastructure construction and leading integrated organizations in both mature and emerging markets. Earlier Mr. Bott served in Devon Energy Corporation’s International Division where he was Vice President-Exploration. He also served as President of Ocean Egypt Companies and as President Of Ocean Yemen Corporation and held a number of international management, business development and technical positions with British Gas and Tenneco Oil Company.
He has authored numerous publications on a variety of topics including commercializing conventional and unconventional resources, building international business and the leadership challenges of cross-cultural environments. He frequently presents at energy, investment and leadership development forums in the U.S., Asia, Africa and Europe. He holds an M.S. (Geology) and a B.S. (Marines Sciences) from Texas A&M University.