Garin Wente, CEO and co-founder of Epoch Resources LLC, is today’s featured Forty Under 40 honoree.
Wente is a second-generation geologist who grew up watching his dad generating prospects, drilling wells and selling deals.
“I got to experience all of this first-hand and was so intrigued by it all. I knew from an early age that this was the business I wanted to be in,” he said.
Wente has worked in nearly every sector of the industry and takes pride in his diverse career path. He has geo-steered over a hundred wells as a development geologist, worked as a new ventures geologist where he successfully generated prospect ideas that garnered capital. He also worked as a part of a team that divested over $10 billion worth of assets.
More recently, Wente has been involved in raising capital, building and selling assets with Whitehorse Energy as a lieutenant and most recently as CEO for Epoch Resources.
Epoch Resources is an independent oil and gas company formed in 2019. Headquartered in Oklahoma City, the company has partnered with Carnelian Energy Capital Management LP to focus on the Anadarko and Appalachian basins.
“Successfully raising capital and getting Epoch Resources started is something I always envisioned doing but realized it might be further down the road in my career,” he said.“ I believe my unique experience across different disciplines played a big factor in it happening earlier than expected, from the experience I gained and the people I met along the way.”