Contact Information

  • David Bert
    (405) 761-4699


High-performing technical and operations leader with cumulative experience on over 4K+ wells. Executive leader with broad knowledge and success as a corporate officer of a Fortune 500 corporation. Established record of leading high-performance teams focused on developing assets for optimum value creation. Leads through trust, integrity, coaching, collaboration and vision. Relational style achieves results through influence and teamwork. Demonstrates courage to question the status quo.

Production | Operations | Drilling & Completions | Engineering | Safety | Change Leadership | Process Improvement | Problem Solving | Field Optimization & Development






Vice President - Operations, Chesapeake Energy Corporation, 2018-2019
Vice President - Drilling, Chesapeake Energy Corporation, 2009-2017
District Manager, Permian / Rockies, Chesapeake Energy Corporation, 2008-2009
Well Operations Superintendent (Thunder Horse), BP America, 2007-2008
Drilling & Completions Manager (Arkoma), BP America, 2004-2007
Operations Supervisor, Gulf of Mexico, BP America, 1999-2004
Operations Engineer, ExxonMobil

Awards and Certifications

Licensed Professional Engineer, Petroleum
3 U.S. Patents for Oilfield Technology
Author or co-author of 9 SPE papers, Journal of Petroleum Technology and SPE Drilling & Completion Journal articles. Quoted in The Wall Street Journal and IADC Drilling Contractor.


Leadership, Petroleum Engineering, Drilling & Completions, Production, Operations, HSER, Oilfield Services, Change Leadership, Unconventional Wells, Well Integrity, Field Optimization & Development, Problem Solving, Process Improvement


MS Petroleum Engineering, University of Southern California
BS Mechanical Engineering, University of Oklahoma