External Advisory Committee

UT PGE seeks the advice and consultation of an External Advisory Committee (EAC), made up of oil and gas industry leaders. 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:

Name Position Company
Ms. Meg Adamson  Asset Team Leader - South Texas Hilcorp
Mr. Arthur Beecherl Vice President of Operations Verdad Oil and Gas Corporation
Mr. Jack Bergeron Senior Vice President - E&P Operations Southwestern Energy Company
Ms. Sonia Castellanos  North American Land Completions VP Schlumberger
Mr. Christopher Chamblee, P.E. Engineering Skills Manager - L48 ConocoPhillips
Mr. Jason Craig Managing Director Denham Capital
Mr. Carlos DeAyala   Vice President - Business Development, Strategy & Planning Linn Energy
Mr. Greg Germani Manager, Special Projects Chevron North America Exploration and Production Co.
Ms. Katie Gerrish GOM Appraisal Manager BHP Billiton
Mr. Steve Habachy Chief Operating Officer WildHorse Resource Development
Ms. Claudia Hackbarth VP Unconventional Technology and TechWorks Shell International E&P Inc.
Mr. Cory Helms Division Reservoir Engineering Manager EOG Resources
Ms. Kimberly Krieger VP Operations BP
Mr. J. Albert Riddle IV VP Legal, Products and Technology Baker Hughes, Inc.
Mr. Chip Rimer Senior Vice President U.S. Onshore Noble Energy
Mr. Allen Sanders VP Gulf of Mexico Operations Anadarko
Dr. Tim Taylor *chair President Tim D. Taylor Consulting
Ms. Mariya Townswick Senior Engineer DeGloyer and MacNaughton
Mr. Robert Vaughn Chief Executive Officer Vaugh Petroleum, Ltd.
Mr. Marc Vela  Reserves Manager XTO Energy/ Exxon Mobil
Mr. Randy Wilkins President Sydri Energy, Inc.