Chief Operations Officer
Matt is the Chief Operations Officer for Zarvona Energy LLC and a Member of the Investment Committee for the General Partner.
Mr. Jurgens received his BS in Geological Engineering from the University of North Dakota, and his MS in Petroleum Engineering from the University of Texas at Austin. Prior to joining Zarvona, Mr. Jurgens was employed by Royal Dutch Shell from 2007 to 2012. At Shell, he worked primarily within the company’s onshore drilling organization in the United States and Canada, developing assets such as the Vicksburg, Montney Shale, Eagle Ford, Haynesville, and Marcellus. He assisted in transitioning the drilling operations of the company’s newly acquired Montney Shale properties in 2009. 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 drilling phase. Since joining Zarvona in 2012 with the acquisition of the company’s first operated asset, Matt has successfully built an operating organization from a single employee to one of the top 100 largest private oil and gas operators in the country. He is currently responsible for leading the firm’s Operations, Environmental, and Regulatory departments.