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  • Justin van Keppel

    Back Justin van Keppel Vice President of Land & Commercial Justin van Keppel currently serves as the Vice President of Land & Commercial for Ensign Natural Resources. He joined the team in December 2017. Prior to Ensign, Mr. van Keppel served in roles of increasing scope and responsibility with Crew Land Research, ExxonMobil, and Murphy Oil Corporation for both onshore and offshore assets. With 15+ years of experience, he directs the land, commercial, and business development efforts for the company. He received a bachelor’s degree in Government with a minor in Business from The University of Texas. In addition, Mr. van Keppel is a member of HAPL, AAPL, the Houston Producer’s Forum, and ADAM-Houston.

  • Pipeline Technician

    Back Pipeline Technician Supervisor: Maintenance Foreman Department: Field Operations Location: Pawnee, TX Apply Now Company & Culture Headquartered in Houston, TX, Ensign Natural Resources is an exploration & production company expanding through asset acquisitions and development in the Eagle Ford Basin. Ensign believes in making disciplined investments, applying effective technology, and focusing on continuous improvement. At Ensign, attitudes and behaviors that support our culture matter. Employees are expected to foster a culture of personal responsibility, courage and good judgement while pursuing excellence in all efforts through passion, determination, and continuous improvement. Major Responsibilities • Locate lines • Execute Work Orders as directed by Maintenance Scheduler • Operate and maintain pigging facilities and tank batteries • Maintain, repair and modify equipment such as lines and vessels, fix leaks as needed • Complete maintenance documentation in timely manner • Keep equipment and tools clean and secure; maintain order in work areas • Perform various construction projects • Work with pipeline maintenance crews to perform maintenance and repair of pipelines, control valves, pumps, etc., as needed • Check conditions of rights-of-way and all other aspects of pipeline • Use proper lockout/tagout procedures • Drive Company vehicle over various types of road conditions and terrain, including highways, rural roads with paved and gravel surface, and off road situations • Know and follow SOPs (Standard Operating Procedures) • Accurately complete time sheets, daily work sheets, DOT logs and tracking sheets • May cross-train to learn duties of other plant and field personnel • Perform additional required DOT tasks • Keep Pigging current on all pipelines • Perform calls to 811 before any digging occurs to ensure underground utilities are properly marked • Know and follow all Health, Safety and Environmental (HSE) policies at all times • Know and use appropriate Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) at all times • Exercise stop work authority in the event of unsafe conditions or situations • Performs other duties as assigned by Supervisor Education, Experience & Skills • High school diploma or equivalent • At least 2 years or related experience required • Must have a valid driver’s license with acceptable driving record • Proficiently operate power tools, air compressors and other shop equipment to recondition or make minor repairs to damaged parts • Strong ability to understand and adhere to processes • Must be able to promote cooperation and work effectively as part of a team • Must be proficient in line locating Physical Work Conditions • Required to travel to field locations • Able to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl • Able to lift/move up to 50 pounds on regular basis, and occasionally lift/ move up to 100 pounds • Specific vision abilities include close vision, distance vision, and color vision • Able to deal with wet and/or humid conditions and extreme heat/cold • Work environment may include moving mechanical parts, fumes, toxic chemicals, airborne particles and moderate to loud noise, requiring consistent use of appropriate PPE Ensign offers competitive salary, cash bonus and equity plans. The Company also offers a comprehensive benefit package which includes medical/dental/vision plans, company paid life and disability insurance, 401(k) retirement plan contribution matching with 100% immediate vesting, paid vacation, sick time, and much more. We Offer Apply Now

  • Stephen Goldfarb

    Back Stephen Goldfarb Chief Financial Officer Stephen Goldfarb currently serves as the Chief Financial Officer for Ensign Natural Resources. Mr. Goldfarb joined the team in March 2018. Prior to Ensign, Mr. Goldfarb served as Vice President of Finance for WildHorse Resource Development. Previously, Mr. Goldfarb served in roles of increasing responsibility with Memorial Resource Development, Natural Gas Partners and Bank of America. His background includes finance, strategic planning, mergers and acquisitions and capital market transactions. Mr. Goldfarb received a bachelor’s degree in Finance from The University of Texas and an MBA from Stanford University.

  • Thierry Pilenko

    Back Thierry Pilenko ​ Thierry Pilenko joined the Board of Directors of Ensign Natural Resources in March 2019 and was appointed Chairman of the Board in June 2019. Until May 1, 2019 Mr. Pilenko was the Executive Chairman of TechnipFMC plc, an Engineering, Technology and Projects company. Previously, he was the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Technip S.A., a leading provider of project management, engineering, and construction services for the energy industry, a position he held from April 2007 to January 2017, when FMC Technologies, Inc. consummated its merger with Technip S.A. From March 2004 to January 2007, Mr. Pilenko served as the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Veritas DGC, Inc., a seismic services company. Previously, Mr. Pilenko served as Managing Director of SchlumbergerSema, a Schlumberger Ltd. company in Paris, from 2001 to March 2004. From 1998 to 2001, he served as President of Schlumberger-GeoQuest. He joined Schlumberger in 1984 as a geologist and held several management positions in Europe, Africa, Asia, and the United States. Mr. Pilenko graduated from IFP School in Paris and from the School of Geology in Nancy. Mr. Pilenko currently serves as a director of Valaris plc and Trident Energy and formerly served on the board of directors of Hercules Offshore, Veritas DGC, CGG and Peugeot S.A.

  • Roger Pinkerton

    Back Roger Pinkerton ​ Roger Pinkerton has more than forty-two years of experience in the upstream oil industry. He began his career with Conoco in 1977 where he spent twenty-five years in various domestic and international leadership roles. In his last four years, he served as General Manager Global Exploration. His next ten years were spent at Marathon Oil where he served as Director for International, Gulf of Mexico and North America Onshore Exploration. Following that, Mr. Pinkerton became VP Exploration for Canadian International Oil Corporation for one year before forming R. Pinkerton Consulting, LP. He serves on the boards of three private equity backed oil and gas companies, Hawkwood Energy, Independence Resources Management and Chisholm Energy. He has served as Board Chairman of the American Geological Institute Foundation and Board Chairman of the Offshore Energy Center. Mr. Pinkerton holds BS and MS degrees in Geophysics from Texas Tech University.

  • Paul Thayer

    Back Paul Thayer Chief Operating Officer Paul Thayer currently serves as the Chief Operating Officer for Ensign Natural Resources. Mr. Thayer joined the team in December 2017. Prior to Ensign, he served in leadership roles with ExxonMobil and Murphy Oil Corporation. With seventeen years of operational experience, Mr. Thayer oversees field operations, engineering, drilling and geoscience for Ensign Natural Resources. He received a bachelor’s degree in Chemical Engineering from Brigham Young University and is a member of SPE.

  • Ryan Dalton

    Back Ryan Dalton ​ C. Ryan Dalton is based in Houston and focuses on energy investments. Mr. Dalton worked at Warburg Pincus from 2008 to 2010, and following the completion of an MBA, rejoined Warburg Pincus in 2012. Previously he worked in the financial institution’s investment banking group at Merrill Lynch in New York. Mr. Dalton received a B.A. and B.S. cum laude in Computer Science and Economics, respectively, from Southern Methodist University and an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School. He is a Director of Tall City Exploration III, Ensign Natural Resources, and Chisholm Energy Partners.

  • Brad Foster

    Back Brad Foster ​ Bradley (Brad) A. Foster is the President of BAF Operating LLC in Oklahoma City. Mr. Foster started his career in 1981 with Gulf Oil/Chevron and then moving on to Devon Energy. During his tenure he continued to be promoted into positions of increasing responsibilities across the various business segments. Mr. Foster brings a full range of planning and execution experience, recognizing and utilizing new technologies, the ability to work with strategic partners along with a broad knowledge of oil and gas expertise. Mr. Foster earned a Bachelor of Science Petroleum Engineering from West Virginia University in 1981.

  • Rick Robinson

    Back Rick Robinson Vice President of Reservoir Engineering Rick Robinson joined Ensign Natural Resources as Vice President of Reservoir Engineering in 2022. Prior to Ensign, Mr. Robinson spent 15 years with Ryder Scott where he served as Managing Senior Vice President. Prior to Ryder Scott, he was with ExxonMobil. With more than 18 years of experience, Mr. Robinson brings extensive technical and strategic strengths to the Ensign team with reserves and economic modeling experience focused in the Eagle Ford and Permian US Shale plays. He manages reserves, reservoir, and economic modeling and forecasting and supports business development, field development planning, operations, field surveillance, and production forecasting and optimization. He received his bachelor’s degree in Chemical Engineering from Brigham Young University, he is an active member of SPE, and is a Licensed Professional Engineer in the State of Texas.

  • Garner Haydell

    Back Garner Haydell Vice President of Drilling & Completions Garner Haydell currently serves as the Vice President of Drilling and Completions for Ensign Natural Resources. Mr. Haydell joined the team in December 2017. Prior to Ensign, Mr. Haydell served in technical and management roles with Halliburton, Southwestern Energy, and Murphy Oil Corporation. With fourteen years of industry experience, Mr. Haydell manages all drilling, completion, and workover related operations in accordance with the capex budget and asset development plan. He received a bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from Louisiana State University and is an active member of SPE.