Shawn Smart, Chief Executive Officer: 

Mr. Smart has over 28 years of oil and gas experience including drilling, completion, developing, re-working, exploring, leasing, asset review, operations, regulatory compliance and management in addition to deal structure, debt and equity financing and various roles associated with upstream oil and gas.

Since the inception of Vast Energy, LLC in 2007, Mr. Smart has served as the company’s CEO and President. The focus of Vast is to develop both low risk oil and gas programs through drilling and acquiring assets that are undervalued or under developed. In addition, Vast also looks for opportunities to look for and drill new fields that are strongly supported by technical data. Our focus has been in the Gulf Coast and Rocky Mountain Regions. During this time, Mr. Smart was also the co-founder and served as CEO and President of Current Energy Partners, LLC from 2009-2010. Current focused on natural gas for the primary purpose of power generation. Current negotiated the acquired several gas fields during this time.

 Prior, Mr. Smart served as CEO and President of Legacy Resources, Inc. from 1998-2007 and Capital Energy Corporation from 1995-1998 where he generated, organized, and managed various oil and gas exploration, development, and leasing programs located in Texas, Louisiana, Wyoming, Mississippi, and Utah.

Mr. Smart began his career in 1989 with International Petroleum & Exploration, Inc. where he was responsible for organizing, managing, and sourcing capital for drilling and leasing programs. Mr. Smart has built relationships throughout his career in the industry which has allowed him to participate in programs with top Independent and Major companies, both private and public.

 

Jim McGregor, Vice President:

Mr. McGregor brings over 15 years of oil and gas experience including drilling, completion, developing, re-working, exploring, leasing, asset review, operations, regulatory compliance and management in addition to deal structure, debt and equity financing and various roles associated with upstream oil and gas.. 

Since the inception of Vast Energy, LLC in 2007, Mr. McGregor has served as the company’s Vice President. The focus of Vast is to develop both low risk oil and gas programs through drilling and acquiring assets that are undervalued or under developed. In addition, Vast also looks for opportunities to look for and drill new fields that are strongly supported by technical data. Our focus has been in the Gulf Coast and Rocky Mountain Regions. During this time, Mr. McGregor was also the co-founder and served as Vice President of Current Energy Partners, LLC from 2009-2010. Current focused on natural gas for the primary purpose of power generation. Current negotiated the acquired several gas fields during this time.

Mr. McGregor holds a Bachelors degree from the University of Utah.

 

Billy Wilson, VP of Operations, Lead Geologist & Petroleum Engineer: 

Mr. Wilson brings more than 35 years of geology, reserve engineering, and drilling and operations experience to the team. Mr. Wilson has owned his own petroleum engineering and operations consulting firm, partnered and ran a drilling company, and has been the designated site manager for more than 30 independent oil and gas projects.

Mr. Wilson has also worked for large oil companies such as Amoco and Occidental during his career. He has drilled over 300 exploratory wells (both conventional and unconventional) and managed operations throughout the Permian Basin, Mid-Continent, Gulf Coast, and Rocky Mountains, the North Sea, Middle East, Indonesia, Mexico and Venezuela. He has over 25 oil and gas discoveries fields to his credit in Texas.

Mr. Wilson is a Certified Log and E-Log Analyst, and holds Bachelor’s degrees in Geology/Geophysics & Paleontology, and Mechanical Engineering from Midwestern State College.

 

Alan R Smith, Consulting Geologist: 

Mr. Smith brings over 44 years of experience in the oil and gas industry as a geologist and project manager, overseeing all aspects of prospect development from inception to completion.

Mr. Smith held a range of geological and operational positions for Amoco Production, EEX, Pennzoil E&P, Inexco Oil, Lear Petroleum, Davis Oil, Questar, and Gulf Research and Development.

He has extensive experience in many aspects of the oil and gas business including initiation of prospects through drilling and completion, along with selling and funding projects primarily in the Rocky Mountains, Gulf Coast and Internationally.

Mr. Smith has drilled hundreds of exploratory wells from his own prospects in the Rocky Mountains and personally discovered several dozen new fields with substantial reserves. His highlights include several major oil and gas discoveries including, Pineview, Chalk Creek and Rykman Creek in Wyoming; a Multi trillion cubic feet (TCF) of gas in the Wattenburg gas field; 17 new field discoveries in Wyoming in 5 years including Monument Butte, an estimated EUR 100 million barrels of oil and one TCF of gas; Witcher Range Gas Filed in Southwest Australia with an estimate EUR 4.2 TCF gas.

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