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Standing atop layers of Paleozoic strata in Glacier NP MT, age 11

Measuring strike-and-dip of Cenozoic sediments in the Italian Apennines, undergraduate off-campus studies program, age 20

Holocene Meteor Crater near Winslow AZ, aged to perfection

Meet the founder, Roy Luck

I became interested in geology in 7th grade, after multiple road trips visiting national parks across the western United States and Canada, from my home state of Ohio.  I majored in geology as an undergraduate at Carleton College (Northfield MN), and completed an M.Sc. in Geological Sciences at The University of Texas at Austin.   


An internship with Mobil Oil in Houston, combined with a mining-oriented M.Sc. thesis, pointed me in the direction of the private sector.  I’ve never looked back.  The combination of geoscience, economics and politics in the energy industry is fascinating!  I started my career with Royal Dutch Shell PLC in The Netherlands, before 3+ years as an expatriate in Lagos, Nigeria.  Upon return to Houston, I worked for internal Shell consultancies and operating units until 2014, when I moved to ConocoPhillips for exposure to unconventional resource development.  In recent years I completed an Executive MBA at Texas A&M, and consulted for multiple clients in the United States and elsewhere.


My aspiration is to help investors (technically- and/or non-technically-inclined) understand subsurface risks and opportunities, for the purpose of energy production.  I have served as designated geoscientist on multi-disciplinary asset teams responsible for project maturation from appraisal to sanction and beyond, for ~20 years.  Deep water, conventional, unconventional and heavy oil production settings … USA domestic and international ... totaling 4+ billion barrels equivalent resources, and $20+ billion in capital investment.


I live in the Houston suburb of Cypress with my wife, two sons and a black lab.  We’ve been here 15 years.

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