Mr. Johnson is Co-President and a Partner in Nickel Road Operating LLC. He is a seasoned E&P senior executive with over 40 years of experience in leadership, technical, operational and business development roles in the industry. He has extensive experience leading and growing large appraisal and development drilling programs in fractured shales, carbonates, tight sands and CBM. Prior to joining Nickel Road, Mr. Johnson was Chief Operating Officer of Ursa Operating Company where he led all execution aspects for the company. Previously, he served as President of U.S. Operations for Enerplus Resources from 2008 to 2012, where he led growth of the company into the North Dakota Bakken and the Marcellus through multiple acquisitions. Mr. Johnson served as Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Quicksilver Resources Canada Inc., a subsidiary of Quicksilver Resources Inc. from 2005 to 2008. Prior to leading these independent E&P entities, Mr. Johnson spent over 21 years with Shell Exploration & Production Company in a variety of managerial, business development, technology commercialization, operations and engineering roles.
Mr. Johnson received a B.S. in Metallurgical Engineering from California Polytechnic State University with Highest Honors and an MBA from the University of Houston. He is a member of SPE and the Colorado Golf Association.