John W. Bell

John W. Bell – Chief Operating Officer

Mr. Bell’s career spans 30 years in operations, with over 9 years in international assignments.  Prior to joining Excalibur Resources, Mr. Bell worked for Encana as Team Lead of Drilling and Team Lead of Drilling and Completions at various times.  Previously, Mr. Bell held the position of Drilling Manager for Tom Brown, Inc, which was acquired by Encana.  He also held the position of Drilling Manager for Matador Petroleum, which was acquired by Tom Brown.  Prior to joining Matador, he focused on international drilling and completion operations for Maxus Energy in Colombia, Bolivia and Venezuela, Conoco in Nigeria and Hunt Oil in Yemen.  He began his career with Tenneco Oil working as a drilling engineer in the Permian Basin.  Mr. Bell graduated from Texas Tech University with a B.S. in Petroleum Engineering and is a Licensed Professional Engineer in the State of Texas.   He is a member of the Society of Petroleum Engineers and American Association of Drilling Engineers and served as the chairman of the scholarship committee for AADE for over ten years.