Dan Billman has over thirty-two years of experience in the Appalachian Basin with the last twenty-seven as a consulting geologist and president of Billman Geologic Consultants, Inc. Prior to independent consulting, Dan worked as an exploration and development geologist for Mark Resources Corporation and Eastern States Exploration Company. Mr. Billman is a registered Professional Geologist (PG) in the state of Pennsylvania and an American Association of Petroleum Geologist, Certified Petroleum Geologist (CPG).
Recently and most notably, Mr. Billman worked closely with the Rice family as consultant and senior geologic advisor as Rice Energy Inc. acquired its initial acreage positions in the Appalachian Basin. Mr. Billman worked with the Rice family, in building what became a major company in the Marcellus and Utica Shale plays. Mr. Billman was involved from inception, to initial public offering through sale of the company.
Dan Billman has extensive development and exploration experience in both unconventional (shales and tight gas sandstones) and legacy, conventional plays and reservoirs in the Appalachian Basin. He has performed numerous geologic and economic reviews of natural gas and oil exploration prospects throughout Appalachian Basin, as well as feasibility studies for gas storage, coal bed methane development and saltwater disposal wells. Mr. Billman has written and/or co-authored numerous published papers and technical presentations on the petroleum geology of the Appalachian Basin.
Mr. Billman received his Bachelor of Science degree in Geology from the University of Toledo (Ohio) and his Master of Science degree in Geology from West Virginia University. He is a member of the American Association of Petroleum Geologists (AAPG) and is currently the AAPG Delegate representing the Pittsburgh Geological Society and Advisory Council member, representing the Eastern Section. Also, Mr. Billman is a Past-President of the Eastern Section of the American Association of Petroleum Geologists, after serving as the organizations Vice-president, Secretary and Treasurer. He is a former President (2 terms), Vice-President and Treasurer (2 terms) of the Pittsburgh Association of Petroleum Geologists. Mr. Billman is a member of the Independent Oil and Gas Association of Pennsylvania, the Pittsburgh Association of Petroleum Geologists, Pittsburgh Geological Society, Ohio Geological Society, Appalachian Geological Society, Buffalo Association of Professional Geologists and Northern Alleghenies Geological Society. Mr. Billman is currently a board member of the Pennsylvania Independent Oil and Gas Association.