Mr. Harrell is a Petroleum Engineering graduate of Louisiana Tech University and continues as Chairman Emeritus of Ryder Scott Company, Petroleum Consultants. He retired as Chairman in May 2006. Ron remains active in the industry as a licensed engineer in three states and serves on several Management and Advisory Boards including corporations, not-for-profit organizations and three universities. He is a Senior Advisor to RSK(UK)LTD plus The Carlyle Group and Morgan Stanley private equity energy divisions.
Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE) awards include the Legion of Honor (2007), Gulf Coast Section Reservoir Description and Dynamics Award (2007), SPE Distinguished Member Award (2007), SPE – AIME Mineral Economics Award (2009) and the Gulf Coast Section Public Service Award (2012). He served as an SPE Distinguished Lecturer in 2007-2008 delivering 34 lectures in 17 countries.
He remains a member of SPE’s Distinguished Lecturers Selection Committee and is a peer reviewer for SPE M & I technical papers. Further, he serves as SPEE’s Observer on the SPE Oil & Gas Reserves Committee (OGRC)
Ron has provided expert engineering testimony before several regulatory agencies in Washington D.C., Arkansas, Florida, Louisiana, Mississippi and Texas as well as US Federal Courts in Washington D.C., Alaska, California, Colorado, Louisiana, Kentucky and Texas. He has testified before state courts in Alabama, California, Kansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Oklahoma, Texas and West Virginia. He has testified in International Chamber of Commerce arbitrations involving petroleum reserves and resources in North America, Italy, Jordan and Turkmenistan.
Phil C. DeLozier is Executive Vice President, Business Development of EnerVest, Ltd. Before joining EnerVest in 2006, he served as Vice President – Business Development of EOG Resources, Inc. Prior to his employment with EOG Resources, Inc., DeLozier was Manager – Business Development of Tenneco Ventures Corp., Vice President – Land & Acquisitions of McCormick Resources, Inc. and held various leadership positions at Tenneco Oil E&P Co. from 1979 to 1996. He served from 2007 - 2013 as Houston Regional Director and a member of the Board of Directors of the Independent Petroleum Association of America. In June 2005 he received the IPAA Leadership Award for his industry contributions. Additionally, DeLozier serves on the board of directors of the Petroleum Club of Houston, the World Affairs Council of Houston, where he was Chairman in 2007, and the Palmer Drug Abuse Program. He is also an active member of AIPN, AAPL, TIPRO, SPE Business Development Study Group and the Texas Alliance of Energy Producers. DeLozier earned a Bachelors of Arts degree from Oklahoma State University.