Charles E. (Chuck) Fox is chief executive officer and founder of Windy Cove Energy II. Previously, he was vice president of operations and engineering for Kinder Morgan CO2 Company, where he managed operations of the McElmo Dome CO2 source field and 1,000 miles of CO2 pipeline. In addition, he also was responsible for the company’s oil and gas CO2 enhanced oil recovery operations, including the five billion barrel original-oil-in-place (OOIP) Yates field, the three billion barrel OOIP SACROC field, and the Snyder Gasoline Plant. Chuck is a co-author of the SPE monograph, Practical Aspects of CO2 Flooding and is an SPE distinguished lecturer. He holds a M.S. degree in petroleum engineering from Stanford University and a B.S. degree in mechanical engineering from Rice University. He is a registered professional engineer in Texas and New Mexico.
John Dobitz, vice president of engineering, is a co-founder of Windy Cove Energy II. John is the former president of Paxton U.S., where he led U.S. operations focused on enhanced oil recovery in California. Before Paxton, he was the senior vice president of Rancher Energy where he directed all field operations and engineering. Previously, he was director of reservoir engineering for Kinder Morgan CO2 Company, responsible for project development, all reservoir engineering, flood monitoring and reserves. He holds a M.S. degree in petroleum engineering from the University of Houston and a B.S. degree in chemical engineering from the University of Nebraska.
Mark Peavy, vice president of operations, is a co-founder of Windy Cove Energy II. Bringing more than 30 years of petroleum engineering experience to the organization, Mark was chief operating officer at Enhanced Oil Resources, Inc. He previously served as CO2 source subsurface engineering manager and SACROC field development manager at Kinder Morgan CO2 Company, with direct responsibility for the subsurface design and execution of eight CO2 redevelopment projects at SACROC field. He holds a M.B.A. degree from Rice University and a B.S. degree in petroleum engineering from the University of Texas in Austin. He is a registered professional engineer in Texas.
Andy Casazza, chief financial officer, is a co-founder of Windy Cove Energy II. Andy is the former vice president of Paxton U.S., heading up business development activities in enhanced oil recovery. Previously, he was chief operating officer of Rancher Energy, where he oversaw the land, business development, and finance departments. Andy holds a B.A. degree from Claremont McKenna College.
Jim Skurner, director of engineering, is a co-founder of Windy Cove Energy II. Jim brings to Windy Cove 20 years of industry experience, most recently as co-founder and vice president of Tabula Rasa Energy, where he led the development and design of two new San Andres CO2 floods in the Permian Basin. His previous engineering experience includes positions at Texaco, Kinder Morgan CO2 and Enhanced Oil Resources. Jim holds a B.S. degree in geology from Purdue University and a M.S. degree in petroleum engineering from Texas A&M University. He is a registered professional engineer in the state of Texas.
Paul Nunley, vice president of land, brings more than 36 years of mineral and real estate experience to Windy Cove. He previously served as director of land, marketing and business development at Kinder Morgan CO2 Company and earlier, as district land manager at Shell Oil Company. Paul holds a B.B.A. degree from West Texas A&M University.
Jim Wilson, geological advisor, brings nearly 45 years of global petroleum geology experience to Windy Cove, with an emphasis on exploration and field development in the Permian Basin; East, Central and South Texas; the Middle East and South America. Jim holds both a B.S. and a M.S. in geology from the University of Georgia.