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Shackouls Discusses Unconventional Resource Development

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By Nissa Darbonne, Hart Energy
June 1, 2014

Just 63 now, Bobby Shackouls led Burlington Resources Inc. to a $35.6 billion sale in 2006 to ConocoPhillips, which was the first major to recognize that an independent exploration and production (E&P) company's access to unconventional resources onshore the U.S. would put it at the front of the shale-play renaissance.

Shackouls began his career in oil and gas with Exxon Corp. in 1972, with a chemical engineering degree from Mississippi State University. From there, he joined wildcatters Joe Walter and Fox Benton at Houston Oil & Minerals Corp. through its ...


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