Chris Arnold

Vice President, Operations

Chris Arnold joined Escondido Resources in 2014 and presently serves as Vice President of Operations. He is responsible for leading the engineering and operations activities for the completions and production teams.

Before Escondido Resources, Chris worked at SM Energy (St. Mary Land & Exploration), EXCO Resources (Winchester Production Company), Transocean Deepwater Drilling and Bingali Oil. His roles provided extensive experience in production, completions, operations, facilities, artificial lift, new ventures, well-site supervision, drilling and geology as well as non-op experience. 

Chris earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Petroleum Engineering with a Minor in Geology from Louisiana State University and a Master of Business Administration degree from SC Johnson Graduate School of Management at Cornell University and Smith School of Business at Queens University. He is an active member of the Society of Petroleum Engineers (past chairman of the ArkLaTex chapter). Chris is also an entrepreneur and co-founded a craft distillery in New Hampshire.