Marshall Deacon Vice President of Geology
Marshall is a geologist with 30 years experience in exploration and development of both conventional and unconventional reservoirs. He holds a B.S. degree from Oregon State University and an M.S. degree from Northern Arizona University. Professional experience has included development projects for BP Exploration in Alaska and Norway and 20 years in primarily unconventional projects throughout the Rocky Mountains for Encana, Bonanza Creek Energy and Noble Energy primarily focusing on the DJ Basin. He has given many professional talks, led field trips and core workshops on the geology of the DJ Basin.
Erik Larsen Vice President of Land
Erik Larsen started his career as a Landman in 2007 and has managed both in-house and field land operations for various exploration and production companies ranging from small startups to mid-sized independents and major producers including Tidewater Oil and Gas, Slawson Exploration Company, Petrogulf Corporation, Venoco, and WPX Energy Williston. Throughout his career, he’s helped build, maintain and divest land positions in various oil and gas plays in over eight states. He joined Edge Energy in 2015 and helped build and divest Edge Energy. After the sale of Edge Energy he later helped start and build Edge Energy II and currently manages in-house and field land operations as well as regulatory matters for the organization.
B.S. Public Administration
Upper Iowa University, Fayette, IA
M-Environmental and Natural Resources Law and Policy
University of Denver, Sturm College of Law, Denver, CO
Ben Turner Vice President of Engineering
Ben Turner joined Edge Energy LLC as an engineer in 2014 to focus on reservoir engineering, economic evaluation, production enhancement, and acquisition evaluation.
In the year prior to joining Edge, he was the Vice President of Business Development for EcoVapor Recovery Systems helping a small vapor recovery company expand into various shale plays
From 2004 to 2014, Ben served in multiple roles at TIORCO, Inc. Ben was the Laboratory Manager, Reservoir Engineer and Project Manager, International Technical Consultant, and finally North American Business Manager. This experience afforded him the opportunity to gain knowledge of different reservoirs around the world and apply engineering and problem solving techniques to economically optimize their production.
Ben is a graduate of the Colorado School of Mines with a Bachelor’s degree in Chemical engineering. He holds an MBA from the University of Denver.