Young Professionals Bio
Eastern Section Lead
Bob Fedinetz was born and raised on a small farm outside of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania where he began his passion for the outdoors. He also know the world existed outside of Pittsburgh and was interested in seeing as much of it as he could. He combined his love for both at the University of Pittsburgh majoring in Environmental Geology. During this time he used this time be studied abroad in Sardinia, Italy for field camp and attended Semester-at-Sea. After a brief internship with the Sierra Club, he realized that he was more interested in a career in the Energy Industry.
Upon graduation, he began working as a field Hydrogeologist for Consol Energy in their coal division where he remained for four years. In 2009, the Marcellus boom was in full force and decided it was time to pursue a higher degree of education. Bags packed and passport in hand, he flew half way around the world to dedicate the next year of his life to graduate studies in South Australia. In 2010, he earned a Master’s Degree in Petroleum Geoscience from the University of Adelaide.
After returning home to Pittsburgh, he worked for a year in the service industry, both as a roustabout and directional driller. He is now a dedicated employee of Noble Energy where he holds the title of Water Coordinator. Although he is not using his geology background (and probably never will), he still finds it very interesting and likes to be apart of as many related organizations as possible, including the Pittsburgh Association of Petroleum Geologist, Pittsburgh Geologist Society, Geophysical Society of Pittsburgh and Society of Petroleum Engineers.
Bob is committed to raising awareness of the petroleum industry in Pittsburgh and would like to involve more young professionals and undergraduates in this growing field. This coming year’s ACE will highlight the Marcellus and the potential growth for YP's in the greater Pittsburgh area.