Mr. Haney is Co-President and Co-Founder of Nickel Road Operating LLC (“Nickel Road”). He has over 20 years of experience in technical and leadership roles, oil and gas asset management, development engineering and field production optimization. At Nickel Road, Mr. Haney has grown the upstream oil and gas producer to a significant operated position in the DJ Basin with a robust inventory of permitted horizontal drilling locations. Prior to founding Nickel Road, he previously held various roles in companies focused on the development of unconventional oil and gas resources across the Rockies region including Vice President of Development for Ursa Operating Company (2012 – 2017), Senior Reservoir Engineer – Business Development at Pioneer Natural Resources USA (2012) and as Reservoir Engineer and Completions Engineer for Encana Oil & Gas (USA) Inc. (2005 –2012). He began his career with Shell Exploration & Production Company as a Reservoir Engineer (2001 – 2005). Mr. Haney has a passion for strategies that leverage technical innovation to create commercial value.
Mr. Haney received a B.S. in Petroleum Engineering with Honors from Colorado School of Mines and a M.S. in Global Energy Management from the University of Colorado Denver. He is a member of the President's Council of the Colorado School of Mines Foundation and a member of the Society of Petroleum Engineers. Under his leadership, Nickel Road was recognized by the Denver Business Journal as one of the 2022 Best Places to Work – Small Companies.