Chief Reservoir Engineer, SM Energy Company
Garth Stotts is Chief Reservoir Engineer at SM Energy Company. He is responsible for technical advancement and integration of reservoir engineering best practices across the Company. His extensive knowledge and innovative approach to technical data add maximum value to SM ’s assets. Prior to joining SM in January 2014, Garth worked in a variety of reservoir engineering capacities for EOG, Husky Energy, Ryder Scott and Fekete , where he gained an in depth understanding of the characteristics of successful unconventional resource plays. Since 2005, he has analyzed hundreds of wells in unconventional oil and gas reservoirs, published technical papers and managed several reservoir studies in a variety of plays including the Eagle Ford and Midland Basin. Mr. Stotts earned a B.Sc. in Engineering with distinction from the University of Alberta and is an active member of SPE.
Senior Reservoir Engineer, BP
Sam French is a Senior Reservoir Engineer with BP’s L48 Onshore Business based in Houston Texas. He is currently the Lead Engineer for Refrac Implementation within BP L48, and Project Manager for BP’s Eagle Ford Refrac Program. He was the Project Manager for BP’s Woodford Shale Refrac Program in 2013-14. For the past five years he has worked on teams developing BP’s Eagle Ford Shale property in South Texas, BP’s Woodford Shale acreage in Oklahoma and appraising BP’s Utica Shale acreage in Ohio. Sam has 30 years of experience in various reservoir engineering, operations and leadership roles with a wide variety of reservoirs throughout North America. Sam is a licensed professional engineer in the states of Alaska and Texas. He has a BS degree with Honors in Petroleum Engineering from the University of Wyoming.
Mr. Paul W. Geiger, III serves as Senior Vice President, West Virginia Division with responsibility for Southwestern Energy’s operations and investments within the newly acquired asset area. Prior to West Virginia, Paul served as Senior Vice President of Fayetteville Shale Division, coordinating asset operations including 13 drilling rigs and investment levels over $900MM/yr. Mr. Geiger’s career in US onshore asset development has included positions in asset operations, financial management, HSE and business development with several oil and gas companies including Quantum Resources, Anadarko Petroleum, Howell Petroleum and Burlington Resources (Meridian Oil). Through management, business development, private equity and MLP experience, Mr. Geiger has participated in over $25 Billion in asset transactions.
He currently Chairs the Board of Education for Trinity Lutheran School and has also served as an officer for his church, QR Energy, Society of Petroleum Engineers, East Texas Saltwater Disposal Co, and Petroleum Association of Wyoming.
Paul holds a B.S. in Petroleum Engineering and an M.B.A. in Finance from the University of Texas.