Mr. Phillips joined Mr. Mitchell in Q1 2016 from Chevron Texaco to co-lead Energia Tejas III acquisition activities. For the prior 35 years, Mr. Phillips was been responsible for drilling, completion, and production activities in Texas, New Mexico, Colorado, and the Gulf of Mexico. He is an exploration and development Reservoir Engineer with a business foundation.
For nearly four decades, Mr. Phillips' experience has spanned service company and operating company operations. With Chevron Texaco he was responsible for reservoir engineering and reservoir management including a broad range of stimulation activities for carbonates with horizontal wells. His expertise includes flow assurance, reservoir characterization, data gathering and prediction as well as risk assessment with AAPG Classic Methods (Pete Rose). He has created development and revitalization plans for deepwater, shelf and onshore fields, been an active decision maker in deepwater platform selection and development systems (SPAR, FPSO). He is also adept at competitive opportunity standardized economic review, ranking and selection and competitor/partner project review including engineering, transportation and business negotiations.
Mr. Phillips experience includes waterflood implementation, concept through operational management and reservoir engineering integrating 3-D seismic (waterflood & primary). He has conceived, planned and drilled steered and horizontal wells. His responsibilities have routinely required his coordination, coaching and leadership of an integrated team of geologists, geophysicists and engineers to plan, supervise and to execute drilling and completion activities safely and efficiently.
As a member the integrated New Country Entry (NCE) Team, Mr. Phillips provided petroleum engineering and business skills to compliment G&G, Land and Legal team members. Occasionally substitute team leader and ad-hoc teams leader and member. NCE teams are small (10 to 20 people), quick action groups with the charge of creating an entry value greater than $100 million to begin a new foreign business venture. CAPEX ranges from $500 million to the billions. Because of the focus of Chevron Texaco to diversify to a balance of foreign production opportunities, all with huge CAPEX requirements, Mr. Phillips was constantly presenting recommendations about portfolio opportunities to senior management and the board of directors.
Mr. Phillips holds a Bachelor of Science in Petroleum Engineering from Texas Tech University, Lubbock, Texas. He is a Registered Professional Engineer, Texas, Petroleum, 60952. He is a member of the Society of Petroleum Engineers.