George Moretti, Jr.

George Moretti, Jr.George Moretti Jr. is the Vice-President of Geology for Grenadier Energy Partners, LLC. He was with Mitchell Energy for 20 years, the first ten years he was located in Denver, Colorado working as the Geologic Advisor and Exploration Manager. He supervised several geologists and was responsible for the development and drilling of 13 of the first wells in Hell’s Hole Field in the Piceance Basin. In June 1992 he was transferred to The Woodlands, Texas where he stayed till March 2002. During his stay in The Woodlands he supervised the development group that generated prospects and helped coordinate with the engineering department for a six rig drilling program which included Mitchell’s Barnett Shale play. He also worked several plays in the East Texas Basin including portions of North Personville Field. He was responsible for Mitchell’s entry into the Bossier play, recommending acreage acquisition and the drilling of 12 wells resulting in a reserve addition of over 20 Bcf. Prior to working for Mitchell, Mr. Moretti was with Texaco in Midland, Texas from January 1972 to June 1974 working with a team that developed a depositional model for the Morrow Sandstone in southeast New Mexico. From June 1974 to September 1978 he was in Chicago, Illinois with Amoco International working primarily offshore of Trinidad where he was responsible for the development of Poui Gas Field and the drilling of the first 12 wells in the field. He was with Amoco Production in Denver, Colorado from September 1978 to February 1982 where he supervised several geologists generating locations for a six rig drilling program in the Williston Basin. Since March 2002 he has been involved in the purchase of mineral/royalty interests primarily in the Barnett shale play and also in East Texas, Louisiana, Alabama and Oklahoma. He is a partner in a group that completed a geological evaluation of the Fayetteville Shale in the Arkoma Basin and another group exploring for shallow oil in southern Ohio. Mr. Moretti received a Bachelor of Arts in Geology from Hunter College of the City University of New York and a Master of Science in Geology from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. He is a licensed geologist in the states of Texas and Wyoming and has been a member of AAPG for 35 years.