Energy Spotlight: M. Christopher Doyle
M. Christopher Doyle was lured into the energy business by a scholarship from the Society of Petroleum Engineers.
It pushed him into the petroleum engineering program at Texas A&M University, where he took a geology class “and I just fell in love.
“It's such a cool mix of high science and high finance. It serves a great purpose for our nation,” the Houston native said of the engineering field.
Doyle, 43, parlayed the scholarship into a 20-year career that this month brought him to Monroeville-based oil and gas exploration company Huntley & Huntley Inc. He will lead a new arm of the 104-year-old company that expands its position and moves toward more gas production from the Marcellus and Utica shales around Pittsburgh.
“One of the real challenges some companies have ... is you need to take this 100-year view of development. We'll be partners for 100 years,” he said of working with leaseholders. “It's rare to be around a company that already has that view with a 104-year legacy.”
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