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Candidates for Secretary 2014-16

Nicholas C. Costello | View Bruce Mitchell

Horizon Well Logging, LLC, Houston, TX

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I am currently the Geosteering Operations Manager for Horizon Well Logging, LLC. I am based in Houston, Texas. Some of my primary responsibilities include managing remote operations budgets and staffing levels, overseeing and developing a training program, building and sustaining positive customer relationships, identifying and rectifying potential issues, improving communication internally and externally, handling customer-related issues, managing and distributing the work load, and creating and enforcing operational policies and protocols. I joined Horizon in 2010 shortly after completing my field camp in the Tobacco Root Mountains in Montana. Since joining the firm, I have worked extensively in the Appalachian, DJ, Permian, Maverick Basins, and the Bakken, Haynesville, Granite Wash, Tuscaloosa Marine Shale, and Mississippi Lime plays. I have also played a key role in Horizon’s Wellsite Geological Services Program. Prior to starting in my Geosteering Operations Management role, I worked as a Well-site Geologist in Northeast and Central Pennsylvania. I have Mud Logged over 30 different wells with numerous different operators, and have directly steered or overseen over 600 wells.

Candidates for Secretary 2014-16

Bruce T. Mitchell | View Nick Costello

Shell, Houston, TX

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Bruce T. Mitchell is a senior geoscientist with Shell Exploration and Production, who has worked for the company for twenty-nine years, and is currently serving as the Technical Advisor for the Geosciences in Shell’s Appalachia Asset in Pittsburgh. Bruce received his bachelor’s degree in geology from Calvin College in 1982, and his master’s degree in geophysics from the University of North Carolina in 1985. He subsequently joined Shell and has worked in both exploration and production as a geoscientist, in New Orleans and Houston, and in both domestic and international ventures. He has worked on both offshore deepwater and onshore unconventional gas and oil play evaluations for Shell, and has particular experience in assessing new onshore play opportunities in North America for the company.