Michael is a geologist with over 37 years of experience in research and technical evaluation. He has been with Arkoma since 1983 and continues to be an outstanding asset to the portfolio companies. He is responsible for the initial evaluation of oil and gas assets targeted for acquisition. Michael earned a Bachelor of Science in Geosciences from The University of Texas at Dallas, followed by graduate and post-graduate studies. His graduate studies at the University of Texas at Dallas were completed under the supervision of Dr. Emile Pessano an involved the disciplines of Stratigraphy, Micropaleontology and Structural Geology. These disciplines were utilized in his field studies of jurassic terranes in central Mexico.