El Paso Exploration & Production Company
Since joining El Paso in 2006, Brent Smolik has been the president of El Paso Exploration & Production Company. In this capacity, he is responsible for El Paso’s E&P operations as well as the company’s non-regulated businesses, principally marketing and trading.
Prior to joining El Paso, Mr. Smolik was president of ConocoPhillips Canada and prior to the Burlington Resources merger with ConocoPhillips, he was president of Burlington Resources Canada. He joined Burlington Resources in 1990 as a reservoir engineer and subsequently held Engineering and Asset Management positions in the Denver, Offshore Gulf of Mexico, San Juan, and Gulf Coast regions. His experiences across North America include operations, reserve reporting, and Acquisitions & Divestitures. He began his career with ARCO in Houston where he held several drilling and reservoir engineering positions. Smolik received a Bachelor of Science degree in Petroleum Engineering from Texas A&M University in 1983.
He is a registered professional engineer in Texas, serves as a member of the CAPP Board of Governors, and serves on the board of the Alberta Children’s Hospital Foundation. He is affiliated with the Society of Petroleum Engineers, the Society of Petroleum Evaluation Engineers, and the Texas Board of Professional Engineers.