Cockrell School of Engineering
The University of Texas at Austin

Head shot of Jeff Edgar.

A third generation engineer, Jeff Edgar earned his MSPE from UT Austin in 1997. As a graduate student, Edgar was awarded a Texaco Foundation Fellowship to conduct research in the application of oil field technology to remediate U.S. Department of Energy superfund sites under the supervision of Professor Gary Pope.

After working in both public and private oil companies for the past 15 years, Edgar decided to partner with Kyle Miller to form Rock Oil Company, LLC. Over the past year, Jeff has helped this new company acquire acreage in the Eagle Ford Shale through a $100 million joint venture with Abraxas Petroleum combined with financing from Energy Trust Partners. Jeff currently serves on the board of Rock Oil Company and is Vice President of the joint venture, Blue Eagle Energy. Prior to becoming a co-founder of Rock Oil Company, Edgar was Engineering Manager at Baytex Energy, USA, Ltd. where he oversaw the development of a 250,000 acre joint-venture in the Williston Basin of North Dakota. Before joining Baytex, Edgar served as senior evaluations engineer and acquisitions manager for Quantum Resources, LLC. He was instrumental in growing the start-up by evaluating over $10 billion in oil and gas assets and corporations, as well as helping acquire $600 million worth of properties located throughout the United States. Before he moved to Quantum, Edgar served a year as acquisitions manager for Aspect Energy, LLC. In this capacity, he assisted with the formation and capitalization of Aspect Abundant Shale LP which focused on the evaluation and exploration of unconventional shale plays throughout North America. Prior to working at Aspect, Edgar worked for Hilcorp Energy in Houston, where he managed the reserve department and identified and evaluated potential assets for acquisition and divestiture. Jeff also held other engineering positions at Hilcorp where he conducted reservoir studies to find bypassed oil and gas.

In addition to earning his master’s degree in petroleum engineering from the university, Edgar earned a bachelor’s degree in 1991 in civil/environmental engineering from Vanderbilt University. He is a member of the Society of Petroleum Engineers and a supporter of the Cockrell School of Engineering’s Friends of Alec program. An avid outdoorsman, his interests include skiing, mountain biking, hockey, soccer, and golf. He lives in Cherry Hills Village, Colorado with his wife, Elizabeth, and their two sons, Jack and Will.



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