Joe Nicholas

Vice President of Operations

Mr. Nicholas has over 15 years of oil and gas experience, focused in both operations and research and development.  Mr. Nicholas was responsible for onboarding and managing FDL’s Wyoming assets following the acquisition of Anadarko’s CO2 floods in 2015.  He played an instrumental role in significantly reducing the asset’s operating cost structure, rightsizing CO2 purchase and capital spend, and optimizing production decline.  Prior to 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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