Craig E. Young

Craig E. Young – Chief Operating Officer

Mr. Young has over 35 years of experience in the oil and gas industry.  Prior to joining Excalibur, he served as EVP and COO of Elevation Resources where he managed a horizontal drilling program in the Barnett Shale.  Previously, Mr. Young held senior level management positions with major companies, large independents, and startup companies in the Permian Basin, Gulf Coast, Rocky Mountains, Alaska, West Africa, Barnett, Central Texas, and South Texas areas.  Notable experience includes over nine years with EOG Resources, where he ran Eagle Ford operations managing 26 drilling rigs, seven full-time frac crews, and over 100,000 Boepd of production with a capital budget in excess of two billion dollars, and he was intricately involved in EOG’s development of the Barnett Shale.  Prior to EOG, he served 13 years with Marathon Oil Company where he helped develop drilling and completion technology utilized today in the most successful shale plays.  Mr. Young holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from Texas Tech University.  He also developed a patented process in horizontal completions.