Company Profile

Technical Team

Dan Steward


  • With 48 years experience in the petroleum industry, has spent over 20 years evaluating the Barnett Formation and widely considered an expert in conventional reservoir evaluation
  • Leading member of Mitchell Energy’s Barnett Formation team and important contributor to its success, as well as the $3.1 billion sale of the Company to Devon in 2002
  • Thereafter, applied his in-depth understanding of source rocks to evaluating resource plays within the U.S., such as the Marcellus & Mount Pleasant formations, as well as Canada, South America, China & the U.K.
  • Selected by the American Association of Petroleum Geologists (AAPG) for their “2007 Explorer of the Year” award for role in establishing the Barnett Formation as one of the largest producing gas fields in the United States and the model for resource plays worldwide

Kent Bowker


  • With over 35 years experience in the oil & gas industry Kent is widely recognized as a global industry expert in the geology and engineering of oil & gas reservoirs
  • In 1998, while with Chevron Kent was recruited by Mitchell Energy management to join Barnett Formation Team, where he ultimately played an integral role in the successful development of the resource play and Mitchell Energy
  • His technical analysis directly led to the realization that the Barnett Formation held nearly four times more gas than previously determined, ultimately increasing Mitchell’s proven reserves from 500 billion cubic feet to 2.5 trillion cubic feet of natural gas between 1999 & 2002
  • Since 2002 sale of Mitchell Energy, Kent has had continued success in discovering hydrocarbons in several more U.S. sedimentary basins, and is further engaged in evaluating petroleum systems globally