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Steven Soychak

Landman Energy Management Program Director

Contact Information

Dominguez Hall 301H

970.248.1246

ssoychak@coloradomesa.edu

Education

BS, University of Oklahoma, Petroleum Engineering

Biography

Steve Soychak has over 36 years in the Oil and Gas Industry in various engineering, supervisory and management capacities. The majority of his experience is in natural gas development in the Rocky Mountain West in unconventional energy resources such as tight gas sands and shale gas. Steve started teaching as an adjunct at CMU in 2007 when the Energy Management Program had just begun. He taught for eight years before being named Director of the Program.

Steve's teaching style involves practical experience both in the field and office. He conducts field trips to natural gas fields around the Piceance Basin (Parachute, Rifle, Meeker, etc.). He prefers to teach real-life versus theory (although some theory is important). His teaching style also includes stress working with a diversified group of individuals (landmen, engineers, geologists, accountants, environmental specialists, administration, field personnel, etc.)

Curriculum Vitae

Selected Publications

Acid Gas injection in the Brady Field, Sweetwater County, Wyoming. Natural Gas Processing Association publication