Daniel Rig

Daniel Rig

Upstream/Midstream Executive

Midstream, Upstream
United States

1. What is your profession? Or if you are retired, what was your profession?

Energy Executive

2. What are your areas of expertise?

Midstream: Engineering, Operations, Projects, Corporate Development, Executive, Commercial, Technology

Upstream: Reservoir Eng., Technology, General Management, Corporate Development, Operations, Facilities Management, Drilling, Completions, Executive, Commercial, Project Management, Supply Chain, Asset Management, Sales

Upstream Areas: Offshore, Onshore

3. Current Employer:

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4. Previous Employers:

Top secret information

5. How did you end up in the Energy Industry?

I grew up in West Texas surrounded by the oil and gas industry and developed a passion for this business.

6. Why do you like working with Start-Ups?

I like the creativity and innovation that comes with making startups successful. Also, enjoy seeing something created out of ideas that become thriving businesses.

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7. What are three of your interests outside of work?

  • Spending time with my family

  • Most sporting activities

  • Boating

8.  What are your top 3 accomplishments (personal or professional)?  Don’t be shy!  Give ‘em to us.

  • Key part of two successful start-ups that were taken public. 

  • Led the development of natural gas resources for a country that became energy independent. 

  • Mentored and developed many leaders in the industry.

9. If I were a superhero, my superpower would be               .

Ability to help everyone see and develop their full potential with the touch of a finger.

10. When I was 5, I was pretty sure I'd be a                 when I grew up.

A professional football player

11. If I weren't so damn good at what I do now, I'd probably be                 .

Teaching business and life skills.

12.  My favorite song is               by            .

"Come Sail Away" by Styx

13.  If I won the lottery tomorrow, I'd          .

start an E&P or Midstream Company.

14.  The best piece of advice I've ever been given is                              .

Do not ever let someone else set the limits on what you can do.