Colin O’Farrell

President & Chief Geologist

Colin O’Farrell founded PCORE Exploration & Production in May 2014 with $100MM in backing from Natural Gas Partners. After a successful sale of PCORE I in early 2016, O’Farrell founded PCORE II once again with backing from Natural Gas Partners. Since 2016, O’Farrell has been focused on growing PCORE’s footprint in both the Midland and Delaware basins while drilling best-in-class horizontal wells in the Wolfcamp Shale.

Before founding PCORE, O’Farrell was a Senior Geologist with Pioneer Natural Resources in the company's Dallas, Denver and Anchorage offices. During this time O’Farrell worked on exploration, A&D and development projects in such diverse asset areas as the Rocky Mountains, Alaska’s North Slope, South Texas’s Eagle Ford and the Permian Basin. These experiences help O’Farrell bring a diverse set of viewpoints to the challenges of maximizing the value of PCORE’s Permian assets.

Prior to Pioneer, O’Farrell worked as an engineering geologist with Womack & Associates, a civil engineering firm based in Wyoming. While at Womack, O’Farrell conducted numerous field studies and made recommendations on rock mechanics, slope stability, roadway design and rockfall hazard to support the construction industry.

O’Farrell has a B.A. (cum laude) and M.S. in Earth Science from Dartmouth College. He has authored multiple articles and abstracts for peer-reviewed journals and professional publications.