Nathaniel Harding – Antioch Energy

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Nathaniel Harding has an extensive background in petroleum engineering, management and statistical modeling.  He oversees engineering, operations, geo-science, financial analysis, planning, and partner relations.  Nathaniel’s experience in unconventional drilling & completions led to his bringing horizontal development to Antioch’s predecessor, H&S, in 2010, drilling 20 wells in 3 years, and exiting for $120mm.

Nathaniel’s previous experience includes Encana, Occidental, Burlington Resources, and Marathon in unconventional plays of California, Colorado, West Texas and Wyoming in reservoir, drilling, completions and production engineering.  Nathaniel developed a stochastic prospect analysis program and trained corporate A&D at EnCana.  His experience includes field-level operations in multi-well pad drilling & completions, and developing drilling prognoses for wildcat fields.  He has managed field asset teams with $10mm+ LOE budgets, and successfully designed and implemented cost & performance optimizing protocols.  For his work in horizontal drilling & completions, and in statistical analysis, he has been published in SPE, Oil & Gas Monitor, and China Petroleum Exploration.

Nathaniel is a licensed Professional Engineer, and a University of Oklahoma  cum laude graduate in mechanical engineering (BS) and Russian (BA), and an MBA from Oklahoma City University.  He is a decorated Air Force captain, having served at NATO HQ in Afghanistan.  In 2015 the Journal Record recognized Nathaniel as one of Oklahoma’s most admired CEOs.  He is a board director for the OK Independent Petroleum Assoc, the Harold Hamm Diabetes Center, and Oklahoma Contemporary, among other business and community organizations.

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