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
Andrew Acock
Production Domain Manager Schlumberger
Arthur Beecherl Chief Operating Officer Verdad Resources
Dick Brannon
CEO CH4 Energy Six, LLC
Jason Craig Managing Director Denham Capital
David Dell'Osso 
Executive Vice President, COO Parsley Energy
Anne Ekern
Partnership Project Manager ONS Foundation
Katie Gerrish *chair
Exploration Access Manager BHP Billiton
Claudia Hackbarth Manager, Technology Learning Shell Global Solutions
Cory Helms Division Reservoir Engineering Manager EOG Resources
Susan Howes
Vice President of Engineering Subsurface Consultants & Associates, LLC
Jillian Jopling
Asset Manager Hilcorp
Nathan Meehan
President Baker Hughes
Mark Patteson
Vice President Noble Energy
Allen Sanders
VP Gulf of Mexico Operations Anadarko Petroleum Corp
Mariya Townswick Senior Reservoir Engineer Kosmos Energy
Robert Vaughn Managing Director and President High River Resources, LLC
Marc Vela  East Regional Reservoir Engineering Manager ExxonMobil Upstream Integrated Solutions
Randy Wilkins President Sydri Energy, Inc.
Pippa Zimmerman VP Operations, East BU BPX Energy, Inc.