Jeff Edgar

Jeff Edgar

M.S.P.E., 1997
Engineering Manager
Baytex Energy USA, Ltd.

A third generation engineer, Jeff Edgar earned a master’s degree in petroleum engineering from The University of Texas at Austin in 1997. As a graduate student, Jeff was awarded a Texaco Foundation Fellowship to conduct research in the application of oil field technology to remediate U.S. Department of Energy superfund sites under the supervision of Professor Gary Pope.

In April, 2008, Jeff accepted a position as an engineering manager at Baytex Energy, U.S.A., Ltd. where he oversees evaluation and development of this newly formed U.S. subsidiary’s oil and gas properties.

Prior to joining Baytex, Jeff served as a senior evaluations engineer and acquisitions manager for Quantum Resources, LLC. He was instrumental in growing the startup by evaluating over $10 billion in oil and gas assets and corporations, as well as helping acquire $600 million worth of properties located throughout the United States.

Before he moved to Quantum, Jeff served a year as acquisitions manager for Aspect Energy, LLC. In this capacity, he assisted with the formation of Aspect Abundant Shale, LP, a $40 million joint venture with First Reserve Corporation focused on the evaluation and exploration of unconventional shale plays throughout North America.

Prior to working at Aspect, Jeff worked for Hilcorp Energy in Houston, where he managed the reserve department and generated reserve reports. Jeff also held other engineering positions at Hilcorp where he conducted reservoir studies to find bypassed oil and gas.

In addition to earning his master’s degree in petroleum engineering from the university, Jeff earned a bachelor’s degree in 1991 in civil/environmental engineering from Vanderbilt University. He is a member of the Society of Petroleum Engineers and a Friend of Alec.

An avid outdoorsman, his interests include skiing, mountain biking, hockey, soccer, and golf. He lives in Golden, Colorado with his wife, Elizabeth and their one-year-old son, Jack.

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