Mike Erpenbeck

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I have performed various geological, engineering, and financial functions throughout my 40 year oil and gas career.   I spent 10 years finding and developing small fields as a geologist for small independents.  For 15 years I conducted and lead a wide range of technical and economic analyses in O & G as an upstream benchmarking expert and leader for an international management consulting firm.  I am currently  generating prospects in the Fort Worth Basin.  I have served previously on the Board of Directors of HGS as Director and Treasurer, as well as Treasurer and General Chair for the 2015 and 2019 GCAGS Conventions.  As a past Chair of the Office Management Committee of HGS, I am well acquainted with administrative, personnel, and financial functions of the Society, and have served on several other HGS Committees.  I enjoy serving my industry as a volunteer, and my experiences have given me insights in governance issues within our professional societies.   

B.S. Geology,   San Diego State University 1977
M.S. Geology, Texas Tech University 1979
MBA, Finance, University of Houston 1990

2013-present Upstream Advisors Group-Manager, Geologist - O&G Valuation, Field Development and Prospect Generator
1997-2013  Ziff Energy Group  Manager U.S. Basin Studies,  Consultant  
1990-1997  UMC Petroleum  Revenue/Gas Balancing Accountant, Special Projects
1987-1990  Various Firms   Consulting Geologist/student pursuing Business Degree
1983-1987  Hemus Oil &Gas Manager of Geology
1981-1983  Pilgrim Exploration Geologist
1979-1981  Texas Oil & Gas (TXO) Geologist

AAPG - Member since 1980, DPA, House of Delegates (Alternate)
HGS – Member since 1980, Board of Directors positions: Treasurer (2012-2013); Director (2015-2016): Chair positions: Office Management Committee (2009-2012); Science and Engineering Fair Committee (2016-present); member of committees: Engineering Council of Houston, Mudrocks, 
GeoGulf/GCAGS – Organizing Committee: General Chair (2019); Treasurer (2015, 2020)
SIPES – Member 2019