Leadership

 David A. Dugas
Founder & Chief Executive Officer

With nearly 40 years of petroleum engineering and senior management experience, Dugas has been active in every aspect of the industry, including exploration, drilling, reservoir analysis, completion design, operations management, property procurement and acquisition valuations.

A former Co-Owner & Founding Member of the predecessor to Ocean Energy, Inc. (a NYSE-listed entity with a multi-billion market capitalization), Dugas held management positions with Chevron Corp. and Texas Pacific Oil & Gas Co. prior to becoming CEO of Pantera Petroleum, Inc.

Dugas is also a Co-Founder of Ultra Pure Icex Co., and has been an owner and operator of several service companies which have supplied products, equipment and consulting services to oil and gas companies in North and South America, West Africa and the Far East. He founded ESP in 2006, and has served as CEO since that time.

A licensed Petroleum Engineer, he graduated from the University of Louisiana with honors, and is a member of the Society of Petroleum EngineersTau Beta Pi National Engineering Society, and a lifetime member of Phi Beta Kappa.