Steve Brachman

Exploration Manager-Houston District

+1 713 206-4472


Petro-Hunt, LLC, Houston, Texas USA

Born 1955 Chicago, Illinois

Academic Degrees

  • M.S., geology, Penn State University, University Park, PA
  • B.S., geology, Eastern Illinois University, Charleston, IL


  • 2007-Present exploration manager, Petro-Hunt, Houston, TX
  • 1997-2007 Division geologist, Pogo Producing Co, Houston, TX
  • 1995-97 Senior geologist, Southwestern Energy, Houston, TX
  • 1992-95 Geologist, Araxas Exploration, Houston, TX
  • 1990-91 Senior geologist, Wintershall Energy, Houston, TX
  • 1984-90 Senior geologist, SOHIO Petroleum/BP Exploration, Oklahoma City, and Houston, TX
  • 1981-84 Development geologist, Gulf Oil Co, Oklahoma City, OK and Kilgore, TX


AAPG Activities

Joined AAPG 1981
Member DPA, EMD

  • 2014 General chair, AAPG ACE, Houston, TX
  • 1999-Present HoD delegate
  • 2006-07 Affiliated society president, HGS
  • 2006 Short course instructor, AAPG ACE, Houston, TX
  • 2001-04 DPA Advisory Council
  • 2000-05 AAPG mentor
  • 1995 Committe chair, AAPG ACE, Houston, TX

AAPG Honors & Awards

  • 2007 George C. Matson Award


Section 3. Vice President, Section

The Vice President, Sections, when elected earlier than the Vice President, Regions, shall perform the duties of the President in the absence or inability of the President to serve. The Vice President, Sections, when elected earlier than the Vice President, Regions, shall assume the office of President in case of a vacancy for any cause in that office; and shall perform such duties as may be assigned by the President. The Vice President, Sections shall, with his or her other duties, concern himself or herself with the activities of the Association in respect to United States Sections. A Vice President, Sections elected pursuant to the provisions of Section 12 of this Article II shall be presumed for the purposes of this Section 3 to have been elected on the date of his or her predecessor’s election.

Executive Committee