Cockrell School of Engineering
The University of Texas at Austin

EAC 16

UT PGE seeks the advice and consultation of an External Advisory Committee (EAC). Through this mechanism, faculty and EAC members enhance teaching excellence and improve the recruitment effort of quality students.

The EAC structure provides a means for faculty to learn about technical, business, and philosophical trends taking place in industry. Similarly, the EAC provides a format in which the department can inform industry about current thinking in academia.

UT PGE is grateful for our dedicated and insightful current EAC members:


Mr. Jack Bergeron

Senior Vice President - E&P Operations

Southwestern Energy Company

Ms. Sonia Castellanos (8/19) North American Land Completions VP Schlumberger
Mr. Christopher Chamblee, P.E. (8/19) Engineering Skills Manager - L48 ConocoPhillips

Mr. Carlos DeAyala  (8/19)

Vice President - Business Development, Strategy & Planning

Linn Energy

Ms. Kristel Franklin (8/17)

Engineering Executive

Three Rivers Operating Company

Mr. Steve Habachy (8/19) VP of Operations WildHorse Resources Management Company

Ms. Jillian Jopling (8/17)

Asset Team Leader

Hilcorp Energy

Ms. Kimberly Krieger (8/19) VP Operations BP
Mr. L.S. Mathis (Rusty)

IOR/EOR/TRU Unit Manager

Chevron Energy Technology Company

Ms. Jill Miller (8/17)

Division Engineering Manager

EOG Resources, Inc.

Mr. Michael Minarovic (8/18)

Co-Founder Managing Director

Arena Energy

Mr. Russell Parker (8/17)


Phoenix Natural Resources
Mr. J. Albert Riddle IV (8/19) VP Legal, Products and Technology Baker Hughes, Inc.
Mr. Chip Rimer (8/19) Senior Vice President U.S. Onshore Noble Energy

Mr. Steve Skinner (8/17)

President and CEO

Ursa Operating Company, LLC
Dr. Tim Taylor (8/19) President Tim D. Taylor Consulting

Mr. Omar J. Varela (8/17) *chair

Supervisor, West Africa Opportunity Generation

Exxon Mobil Upstream Research Company

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