Joe Moidel

Vice President, Drilling

Joe Moidel joined PCORE Exploration & Production II (PCORE) in June 2016 and currently serves as Vice President, Drilling. Moidel led a team that drilled three of the most prolific horizontal Wolfcamp wells in the Midland Basin, which led to a successful divestiture of PCORE’s Midland Basin asset in May 2018. PCORE has since shifted focus to developing a large position in the Southern Delaware Basin, where Moidel oversees a two-rig drilling program.

Prior to joining PCORE, Moidel served as both a Drilling and Completions Engineer for the Permian Asset Team at Pioneer Natural Resources, where he helped the company transition from a pure vertical to a pure horizontal Midland Basin producer. Moidel also served as a special advisor for critical fishing operations where multiple wellbores were salvaged.

Earlier in his career, Moidel was the Operations Manager for Baker Hughes’s Marcellus Shale completions and fishing district based in Mountain Top, Pennsylvania. At Baker Hughes, Moidel was involved in numerous deepwater fishing projects including the 2010 BP Macondo blowout, where his team successfully recovered 35 million gallons of oil pollution prior to plugging and abandoning the well.

Moidel graduated from Texas Tech University with a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering. As a student, Moidel worked as a roustabout for Pride International in Angola aboard the dynamically positioned drillship Pride Africa. He holds one patent for a reverse circulating wellbore cleanup tool, and he is a member of both the Society of Petroleum Engineers and the American Association of Drilling Engineers.