Vice President of Operations
Matthew Jurgens is the vice president of operations at Zarvona Energy LLC.
Prior to joining Zarvona, Matt was employed by Royal Dutch Shell from 2007 to 2012. At Shell, he held a variety of technical and leadership roles within the company’s onshore drilling organization, focusing on unconventional shale developments in both the United States and Canada. After beginning his career at Shell as a drilling engineer in South Texas, Matt moved to Calgary, where he assisted in transitioning the drilling operations of the company’s newly acquired Montney Shale properties. In 2010, he was responsible for drilling Shell’s original exploration wells in the Eagle Ford shale, and continued to support the asset into the development phase. In 2011, Matt developed a pilot program to transition drilling engineering support for the Eagle Ford from the office directly to field locations, which due to its success, was subsequently adopted throughout Shell’s onshore US and Canadian upstream portfolio.
Matt received a Bachelor of Science in geological engineering from the University of North Dakota in 2005, and a master’s in petroleum engineering from the University of Texas at Austin in 2007.