Joe Nicholas

Chief Operating Officer

Mr. Nicholas serves as the firm’s Chief Operating Officer and has over 15 years of oil and gas experience, focused in both operations and research and development.  As Chief Operating Officer, Mr. Nicholas is responsible for the oversight of FDL’s production operations program and is heavily involved in all A&D transactions and strategy decisions.  Previously, as VP of Operations, Mr. Nicholas was responsible for onboarding FDL’s acquisitions in the Barnett Shale and Wyoming.  He played an instrumental role in significantly reducing both asset’s operating cost structure, capital spend, and optimizing production decline.  Prior to joining FDL, Mr. Nicholas held operations and business development roles with ConocoPhillips, Merit Energy, and Nerd Gas Company.

Mr. Nicholas graduated with a BS in Chemical Engineering from the University of Wyoming in 2002 and a PhD in Chemical Engineering from the Colorado School of Mines in 2008.  Mr. Nicholas is a registered Professional Engineer.

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