Mr. Matthew Owens is President and Co-Founder of Extraction Oil & Gas, LLC, a Denver-based, independent energy exploration and development company. Under Mr. Owens’ leadership, Extraction strives to be the operator of choice in Colorado, placing an emphasis on community engagement and operational improvement through technological innovation. Prior to co-founding Extraction, Mr. Owens worked at PDC Energy as an Operations Engineer and was responsible for optimizing production of the horizontal completion activities in the Wattenberg Field, pioneering the completion technologies that are used throughout the industry today.
Mr. Owens has been recognized by his peers throughout the industry and beyond for his leadership, professional excellence, community involvement, creative problem solving, entrepreneurial spirit and future-focused approach to the industry that lead to new sources of energy. He was selected as one of Oil & Gas Investor’s 30 Under 40 in 2015, Forbes 30 Under 30 in 2016, Ernst & Young’s Mountain Desert Region’s Entrepreneur of the Year, and most recently, one of Denver Business Journal’s Most Admired CEOs.
Mr. Owens holds a BS degree in petroleum engineering from Colorado School of Mines.