Robert Lestz

Executive Vice President, Technology & Operations

Robert joined the Escondido team in May 2021 as the Vice President of Operations with a primary focus on completions, base production, geology, and reservoir engineering.  He brings 37 years of industry experience spanning 22.5 years at Chevron followed by roles as a chief technology officer at a service company and an independent producer and president of a technology deployment company.  Robert has published numerous technical papers and articles on hydraulic fracturing and artificial lift.  He has 7 patents and served as a SPE Distinguished Lecturer in 2017-2018.  

Robert grew up in San Antonio and has been in Houston since 1990.  He has a BS in Petroleum Engineering from the University of Texas.  He enjoys golf, hiking, experiencing different cultures, time with his family, and his thoroughbred racehorses.