Chris Atherton is the Vice President of Business Development for the oil and gas asset acquisition and divestiture firm, EnergyNet. Chris works with buyers and sellers in the Houston area, and serves as team lead to EnergyNet’s business development offices in Denver, Oklahoma City, Dallas, Amarillo and Michigan.
Chris has been part of the EnergyNet team since 2002 and has been involved in more than $500MM in transactions. Chris has originated divestment mandates with over 500 unique clients including Chevron, ExxonMobil, El Paso, Noble Energy, Shell, Total, Marathon, Apache, Hilcorp and many others. At EnergyNet, he has completed over 2,500 individual transactions comprised of approximately 11,500 oil and gas properties in virtually all basins of the lower 48 US Onshore. Chris graduated from Southwest Texas State University, now Texas State in San Marcos, with a business management and marketing degree. Prior to EnergyNet, Chris worked at the Enron Corporation for a number of years until they politely asked him to vacate the building.
Chris has served as the chairman for the SPE-Gulf Coast Section Business Development Study Group for the past three years. He is also an active member of the IPAA, Texas Energy Alliance, ADAM and Houston Producer’s Forum.
Topic: "Navigating the A&D Landscape"