Shane Seals

Principal, Senior Vice President – Geosciences

Shane received his Bachelors and Masters degrees in Geology from the University of Oklahoma in 1999 and 2002, respectively, as well as his MBA from Southern Methodist University in 2014. He began his career at Pioneer Natural Resources and has deep experience working in a multitude of basins on various play types.  His initial assignment with Pioneer involved building 3D reservoir models in Mid-Continent.  He soon moved to other asset teams where he identified growth opportunities, technically planned development drilling programs, and assessed fundamental G&G and economic viabilities of both conventional and unconventional plays.  He further grew his knowledge of engineering, marketing and financial evaluations as a business analyst and a part of Pioneer’s New Plays Team.  Shane has worked as a Subsurface Project Manager for the Barnett and Permian Asset teams, dealing with tasks such as capital tracking and reserves reporting while providing managerial leadership and technical oversight to the geoscientists and reservoir engineers in both areas.  He currently resides in Dallas, Texas and enjoys spending time with his wife, Jamie, and their two young sons.