Chief Welcomes New Senior Vice President of Marcellus Operations
SVP of Operations Sam Fragale
Chief Oil & Gas is pleased to announce Sam Fragale as Senior Vice President of Operations in its Marcellus Shale region. Fragale joins Chief from Phillips Production Company of Warrendale, PA where he served as Senior Vice President of Operations until their sale to Exxon Mobil. Fragale supervised and managed all company operations related to land, natural gas exploration, conventional drilling and Marcellus Shale production.
A member of the Phillips team since 1991, Fragale began working for the company as a petroleum engineer, later holding several positions including Operations Manager, Assistant Vice President of Operations and Vice President of Operations. Fragale began his career in 1983 as a Reservoir Engineer for Shell Offshore, Inc. in New Orleans, Louisiana.
Fragale serves on several Boards for Pennsylvania organizations including PIOGA and the Technical Advisory Board (TAB) to the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP). He is also a member of SPE. Fragale holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Petroleum Engineering from West Virginia University and lives, with his family, in Zelienople, Pennsylvania.
“We’re pleased to have Sam join the Chief team in Pennsylvania," said Trevor Rees-Jones, Founder and CEO for Chief. “He brings with him superior experience and knowledge of the drilling industry and will be a great asset to our team.”
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