Larry Chorn PhD, MBA

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His 30-plus year career in the upstream oil and gas business has ranged from pure technical to strategic roles with corporations ranging in size from Mobil Oil to Newfield Exploration. Following the completion of his PhD in Chemical Engineering from the University of Illinois-Urbana/Champaign, he joined Atlantic Richfield’s research organization in Dallas, TX working on reservoir engineering issues in miscible gas flooding for Prudhoe Bay. Following the completion of his MBA in strategy and finance at Southern Methodist University, he moved to Mobil Research and Development Corporation where he progressed from research team lead to Global R&D Planning manager, Reserves/Economics advisor, and finished his Mobil tenure as coordinator of the upstream capital budgeting and reserves management function. He departed Mobil at the merger with Exxon and formed a seven-person consulting firm specializing in international petroleum investment management. In 2003 he joined the faculty of Colorado School of Mines in Golden, CO as Associate Professor of Petroleum Engineering where he taught both graduate and undergraduate courses in petroleum finance, investment decision making, real options and project portfolio management.

By 2008, he was anxious to return to the “front lines” of the energy business and he joined EnCana Oil and Gas Company as a strategic planner in their North American gas business function. In 2010 he moved to Newfield’s Rocky Mountains organization in Denver as Manager of Business Development where he focused on their unconventional oil assets. Larry joined Halliburton Consulting and Project Management group in December, 2012 as Partner, Unconventional Resources. He designed, managed and delivered consulting engagements in shale, tight gas and CBM assets worldwide.

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