Senior Vice President, Chief Development Engineer
Bob is Monterey Oil & Gas’s Chief Development Engineer in connection with acquisitions and thermal reservoir management throughout California. He is responsible for identifying acquisition opportunities throughout the state and assisting in due diligence, technical evaluation, economic valuation, and further development of Monterey targeted properties. Prior to joining Monterey, Bob was President of All American Oil & Gas, Inc., and its operating subsidiary, Kern River Holdings. There he directed the EOR development of 220 acres in the Kern River field increasing production over a three-year period from an initial 25 barrels per day to approximately 2,800 barrels per day using innovative thermal recovery techniques. Previous to All American Oil & Gas, Bob was co-founder and President of Bakersfield Energy Resources, a company that owned, developed, and operated various California oil properties, and natural gas processing plants in the Lost Hills and Belridge Fields in Kern County. Under Bob’s leadership, Bakersfield Energy became one of the most active and largest independent producers in California of light oil, NGL’s and natural gas. Bob successfully monetized Bakersfield Energy when he sold the company to Seneca Resources in 1998. Prior to Bakersfield Energy, Bob was Vice President of Energy Development at Mission Resources, where he concentrated on developing hydraulic fracturing opportunities in the company’s Monterey formation properties in the Belridge and Lost Hills Fields, Kern County Field, and other Mission interests throughout the United States. Mission Resources was at that time one of the most active and largest independent producers in California. Bob began his career at Getty Oil in the late 1970s, and held various senior engineering and management positions at Getty through the early 1980s, and at Texaco subsequent to Texaco’s acquiring Getty Oil in 1984. During his tenure at both companies, Bob specialized in thermal recovery, hydraulic fracturing, and cogeneration. In the latter part of his career at Texaco, Bob was District Engineer in the company’s office in Bakersfield, where he was responsible for evaluation and development engineering in the Belridge, Cymric, Coalinga, McKittrick, Lost Hills, Sacramento Valley, Buena Vista Hills, Kern River, and Midway/Sunset Fields. A widely recognized California steam flood and thermal recovery expert, Bob holds a BS in Petroleum Engineering from Stanford University. Bob is a member of the American Petroleum Institute, the California Independent Producers Association, and the Society of Petroleum Engineers.