Luis Rodriguez, CEO and founder of Raisa Energy LLC, is today’s featured Forty Under 40 honoree.

Rodriguez’s career began at Exxon Mobil Corp. in Venezuela, as he was set to graduate from Simon Bolivar University. He joined Schlumberger Ltd. in 2005 as a fracture stimulation engineer, where he spent six years gaining exposure to North America’s unconventional plays and leading the company’s well services reliability transformation efforts. 

After earning an MBA at Stanford’s Graduate School of Business in 2011, he continued his entrepreneurial path by leading the business development efforts at Brigham Minerals LLC before eventually founding Raisa in 2014.

Raisa is an independent oil and gas company focused on nonoperated working interest opportunities in the U.S. Under Rodriguez’s leadership, Raisa has expanded to the Lower 48, added mineral acquisitions to its portfolio and grown EnCap’s commitment significantly.

“The start of Raisa is a milestone that I’m fiercely proud of today,” he said.

Click here for Luis Rodriguez’s complete profile.

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