eCORP International, LLC Announces Addition of New Chief Operating Officer Thomas G. Harris
HOUSTON, Nov. 10, 2010 /PRNewswire/ — eCORP International, LLC is very pleased to announce the addition of Thomas G. Harris to the eCORP senior management team on November 8, 2010 as Chief Operating Officer and a member of the eCORP Board of Managers.
Mr. Harris comes to eCORP from his most recent engagement as founder in 2008 of BlackRock Exploration & Production, LLC, a Houston-based oil and gas firm specializing in finding and extracting hydrocarbons from source rocks within North America. Under Mr. Harris’ direction, BlackRock examined areas in South & East Texas covering 70,000 square miles and 100+ counties in order to map certain prospective fairways for the Upper Cretaceous age Eagle Ford Shale. BlackRock gathered information from 285,000 wells and conducted further analysis to high grade the prospect areas and thereafter, assembled with partners a significant acreage position in the liquid prone window of the Eagle Ford Shale.
Before founding BlackRock, Mr. Harris, as president, co-founded Kerogen Resources, Inc., an unconventional shale gas and oil resource company headquartered in Houston, Texas, which was active throughout North America. At Kerogen, Mr. Harris, among other things, led and helped design more than 6 industry joint ventures for shale exploration in the Muskwa/Ootla shale formations in the Horn River basin in British Columbia, the Montney formation in British Columbia, the Bakken formation in the Williston basin of North Dakota, the Fayetteville shale in the Arkoma basin and the Fort Worth basin Barnett oil and gas play.
Mr. Harris spent the first twelve years of his career with Amoco Production Company in New Orleans, followed in 1989 by a period with Canadian Hunter Exploration in Calgary. After leaving Canadian Hunter, Mr. Harris led ResTech Inc., in Houston, TX, for seven years as President and Chief Executive Officer. Restech was responsible for characterizing all unconventional reservoirs studied by the Gas Research Institute. Following his time at ResTech, and prior to forming Kerogen, Mr. Harris served as President and CEO of PetroSolutions, a Houston based global engineering and geotechnical consultancy that he co-formed.
Mr. Harris has a Bachelor of Science Degree in Geology from Michigan State University and a Master of Science Degree in Geology from the University of South Carolina. He is a member of the American Association of Petroleum Geologists, the Society of Exploration Geophysicists, the Society of Professional Well Log Analysts, the Society of Petroleum Engineers and the Houston Geological Society.
John F. Thrash, Chairman and CEO of eCORP said, “Suffice it to say that all of us at eCORP are very enthusiastic about Tom’s joining our efforts at this very important juncture relative to value creation with our shale assets and the success of our storage developments as well.”
ABOUT eCORP INTERNATIONAL, LLC
eCORP is a Delaware limited liability company based in Houston, Texas and London, England. eCORP, together with its subsidiaries, develop, operate and own natural gas storage facilities, and develop and explore conventional and unconventional natural prospects in the US and Internationally. eCORP has been engaged in the research and development of unconventional hydrocarbon production since 1979. eCORP has been engaged in the development and operation of independently owned natural gas storage facilities and related assets since 1984.
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