Dave Ratcliff shredding in a bike race

Dave Ratcliff

Director of User Success

Dave Ratcliff is a petrophysicist with more than 25 years of oil and gas experience.

Before joining ResFrac, he served as the Petrophysics Manager at QEP Resources and Forest Oil. Dave has extensive experience in a variety of basins throughout the U.S. including the Permian, Bakken, Haynesville, Uintah, Eagle Ford, and Cotton Valley, where he successfully used ResFrac as a tool for optimizing landing zones in multiple horizons as well as testing the variability of different frac and perforating designs. Prior to QEP and Forest Oil, Dave worked for Schlumberger for 15 years in a variety of capacities including operations manager, logging engineer, and marketing, where he gained comprehensive experience with perforating, open, and cased hole logging.

Dave received a Bachelor of Science degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Texas at Austin. When not working for ResFrac, Dave spends his free time exploring the 4WD trails of Colorado, bike riding and training (mountain, road, gravel), gardening, and making homemade ‘fruit’ wine (from strawberries and gooseberries he grows himself).

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