E. Byron Hailey III

E. Byron Hailey IIIE. Byron Hailey III is the Vice President of Operations and Engineering of Grenadier Energy Partners, LLC. From May 2004 until October 2007, Mr. Hailey served as an Operations Engineer for several divisions of XTO Energy. His most recent assignment while at XTO focused on the prolific “core” area of the Barnett Shale. In a two year span, he engineered completions and provided surveillance for approximately 275 horizontal wells resulting in a production increase from 15 to over 200 MMCFPD. Prior to the Barnett Shale, he worked the CBM and sand plays of the San Juan Basin. Before joining XTO Energy in 2004, Mr. Hailey was a Senior Drilling Engineer with Shell Western E&P. He spent over seven years drilling wells for major projects ranging from the rapidly developing fields of the Rocky Mountains to the technologically challenged wells of the Deepwater Gulf of Mexico. During his tenure with Shell, Mr. Hailey executed subsea pre-drill wells for the billion dollar Brutus TLP development, served as one of the key members of the team which established Shell’s foothold in the Pinedale Anticline, and aided in the implementation of the technical limit drilling process in the US operations. Mr. Hailey graduated with honors with a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Texas A&M University. His professional associations include memberships in the SPE and AADE. In 2004, Mr. Hailey co-authored a SPE paper on the integration of completion fracture data into drilling well design.