Prior to joining Post Oak Energy Capital as a Senior Advisor, Mr. Thurmond held a position as Sr. Vice President and COO at Breitburn Energy Partners (now Maverick Natural Resources). In addition to his responsibilities for all aspects of exploitation, development and operations, Mr. Thurmond managed a team of 500 employees with capital and operating budgets in excess of $500MM annually.
Before his position at Breitburn, Mr. Thurmond was a Principal at the privately held Legado Resources, which was engaged in Enhanced Oil Recovery project development primarily in the Permian Basin. Mr. Thurmond’s responsibilities included evaluating and sourcing said EOR projects and subsequently securing associated CO2 supplies as well as managing related regulatory and field development activities.
Earlier positions included business development, reservoir engineering and production operations with two public companies; The Houston Exploration Company and Anadarko Petroleum. While with Anadarko, Mr. Thurmond was team lead for the Salt Creek CO2 EOR project developing over 150 MMBbls of reserves.
Mr. Thurmond graduated from Texas A&M University with a degree in Petroleum Engineering.