Steve Weyel is currently Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of EnVen Energy Corporation a privately-held U.S. Gulf of Mexico exploration and production company. Additionally, Mr. Weyel is Founder and Chairman of Equigen LLC focused on equity investments in emerging market energy infrastructure and services. Previously, Mr. Weyel is a Founder and served as the President, Chief Operating Officer and Director of Energy XXI (Bermuda) Limited (Nasdaq:EXXI) from its inception in July 2005 until July 2010. Energy XXI was initially floated on London's AIM (Alternative Investment Market) in October of 2005. Prior, Mr. Weyel served as a Principal, President and Chief Operating Officer of EnerVen LLC, a developer and supporter of strategic ventures in the emerging energy industry, a company he co-founded in 2002. From 1999 to 2002, Mr. Weyel was President, Chief Operating Officer and Director of InterGen North America, a Shell-Bechtel joint venture that developed and operated over 5,000 megawatts of large-scale independent power projects and managed over 15,000 miles of gas pipelines, gas storage and associated energy commodity transactions in the merchant gas and power business. From 1994 to 1999, Mr. Weyel served in various executive leadership positions at Dynegy including Executive Vice President - Integrated Energy and Senior Vice President - Power Development responsible for the majority of Dynegy's U.S. $5Bn of strategic growth in the evolving U.S. power business.
Mr. Weyel currently serves as Director of Rooster Energy Ltd, D, TSXV.
Mr. Weyel received a Masters in Business Administration degree from the University of Texas at Austin in 1989 and a Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering from Texas A&M University in 1976.
Mr. Weyel has thirty-plus years of entrepreneurial growth and operating experience across all continents and every major energy basin in the world including billions in successful energy related transactions and financings with unequaled commodity value capture and underlying asset protection.
John P. Wilkirson was appointed EnVen's Chief Financial Officer in March 2016. He has over 35 years of experience in the energy industry. Previously he was Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Cobalt International Energy, an oil and gas exploration and development company with deepwater assets in the US Gulf of Mexico, Angola and Gabon; a position he held from 2010 until September 2015. From 2006 to 2010, Mr. Wilkirson served Cobalt as a strategic advisor, Vice President of Strategic Planning and Investor Relations and interim Chief Financial Officer. Prior to joining Cobalt, from 1998 to 2005, Mr. Wilkirson was Vice President, Strategic Planning and Economics of Unocal Corporation, where his primary responsibilities included identifying and addressing major strategic issues, managing the global asset and investment portfolio, leading the economic analysis and evaluations function and overseeing performance management. He played an instrumental role as the integration executive for Unocal Corporation's merger into Chevron Corporation. From 1992 to 1997, Mr. Wilkirson was an Engagement Manager at McKinsey & Company, Inc., a management consulting firm, serving energy clients on strategy and performance improvement engagements. Additional industry experience includes positions at Exxon Company USA from 1980 to 1984 and Sohio Petroleum Company and BP from 1984 to 1991, in petroleum engineering and commercial assignments. Additionally, he is a member of the Board of Directors for the Sam Houston Area Council of the Boy Scouts of America and of the Board of Trustees for the Houston Museum of Natural Science. Mr. Wilkirson has a Bachelor of Science with Highest Honors in Petroleum Engineering and a Master of Business Administration from the University of Texas at Austin.
David Carmony joined EnVen Energy Corporation in 2014 as Chief Operation Officer after serving for three years as vice president of operations for Castex Energy's Gulf of Mexico and Louisiana inland water operations. Mr. Carmony previously served as vice president of operations for the Gulf of Mexico and Gulf Coast regions at Apache Corporation. From 1993 to 2011, he also served in executive and engineering management positions while at Apache Corporation. Mr Carmony held drilling, production and reservoir engineering positions with Pacific Enterprises Oil Company formerly Terra Resources from 1987 to 1992, and Mitchell Energy from 1983 to 1987.
Mr. Carmony received his bachelor's degree in petroleum engineering from the University of Oklahoma
He is a member of the following organizations: Society of Petroleum Engineers, American Association of Drilling Engineers and the Texas Independent Producers and Royalty Owners Association.
Jeffrey A. Starzec joined EnVen in June 2018 and serves as Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary. Mr. Starzec was previously the Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary of Cobalt International Energy, an oil and gas exploration and development company with deepwater assets in the US Gulf of Mexico, Angola and Gabon, having been appointed General Counsel in 2011. Prior to Cobalt, Mr. Starzec was a capital markets and securities attorney at Vinson & Elkins LLP and Baker Botts LLP. Mr. Starzec holds a Bachelor of Science in Economics from Duke University and a J.D. from Harvard Law School.
David Williams currently serves as Executive Vice President of Exploration and Development at EnVen Energy Corporation. Prior to joining EnVen, he was a Senior Geologist at Apache Corporation generating a large portfolio of both exploration and development projects in the offshore Gulf of Mexico. Additionally, he served as an integral team member in the evaluation of multiple transformative acquisitions. Prior to his time at Apache, David has worked as both an engineer and geoscientist for various consulting firms spanning environmental and energy sectors conducting numerous integrated field studies, regional-scale basin modeling, and geothermal exploration throughout the western U.S.
David holds a Master of Science in Geological Engineering from the Colorado School of Mines after receiving his Bachelor of Science in Engineering from Texas A&M University. He is currently a member of the American Association of Petroleum Geologists and the Houston Geological Society.
Nick Gibbens joined EnVen Energy Corporation in 2013 and serves as Executive Vice President, Land and Business Development. Prior to EnVen, Mr. Gibbens was at Apache Corporation from 2008 to 2013 where he was responsible for negotiating commercial transactions to facilitate Apache's drilling and exploration programs in the Gulf of Mexico. Mr. Gibbens began his career in 2001 at Ocean Energy, Inc. which later merged into Devon Energy Production Company, L.P. While at Devon, he worked multiple basins throughout the lower 48 negotiating various commercial agreements and conducting lease acquisitions.
Mr. Gibbens received a Bachelor of Science in Petroleum Land & Resource Management from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette in 2001. He completed the Cox Business School's Executive Leadership Development Program at Southern Methodist University in 2013. Mr. Gibbens is a Certified Professional Landman and is an active within industry organizations.
Andrew Schaefer is Vice President and Chief Technology Officer of EnVen Energy Corporation where he leads the direction and execution of the company's overall technology strategy. Mr. Schaefer brings eleven years of experience in leadership, SOX regulatory compliance, strategic planning, and delivery of business aligned IT systems. Prior to joining the company, Mr. Schaefer served as the Director of Information Technology of Energy XXI (Nasdaq:EXXI) from inception until joining EnVen in March 2013. Mr. Schaefer received a B.A. in Economics from Rice University in 2004.
Larry Willis, Jr. is currently Vice President of Finance and Treasurer of EnVen Energy Corporation, a privately-held U. S. Gulf of Mexico exploration and production company. Mr. Willis has nine-plus years of experience in corporate finance, banking, and accounting with five-plus years focused to the oil and gas industry. Prior to joining the company in June of 2012, Mr. Willis worked in Capital One's Energy Banking Group where he was responsible for underwriting and managing credit facilities for public and private oil and gas companies. Prior to Capital One, Mr. Willis worked at Ernst & Young in its audit practice where he performed external and internal audit functions and its tax practice where he prepared tax returns and workbooks for public and private clients. Mr. Willis received a Master of Science degree in Finance from Louisiana State University, a Master of Science degree in Accounting from the University of New Orleans, and a Bachelor of Science degree in Finance and in Accounting from Tulane University.
Kendall Meyers currently serves as Vice President of Engineering at EnVen Energy Corporation, a privately-held U.S. Gulf of Mexico exploration and production company. He joined the start-up company during its initial asset acquisition in 2008. During the past 8 years, he has helped aggressively manage the assets and add transformative acquisitions resulting in a 380% growth of the Proved reserves to date.
Previously, Mr. Meyers joined Energy Partners Ltd (EPL) at its start up in 1998. He similarly assisted the company in growing the key assets and adding transformative acquisitions. That effort helped EPL go public in less than 3 years. He and his Geoscience team discovered ST 41 Field, which added 30 MMBOE of proved reserves through successful exploration adjacent to the company's substantial ST 26 asset. Mr. Meyers left EPL in 2008 to participate in the current EnVen growth opportunity.
Prior to these assignments, Mr. Meyers worked at Louisiana Land & Exploration (LL&E) for 9 years developing his engineering and asset management skills in the GOM. He began his career with Shell Offshore in 1987 after graduating with honors from LSU with a B.S. in Petroleum Engineering.
Mr. Meyers was recognized by the American Association of Petroleum Geologists (AAPG) in 2002 for his part in Reservoir Characterization work on the ST 26 Field. The Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE) also recognized his achievements in 2009 and awarded him the Distinguished Contribution Award for Reservoir Description and Dynamics. He has actively supported local industry education efforts and scholarship programs. He also served several years on the Board of API's local Delta Chapter and worked up to Chairman in 2008.