Joe Frantz

Senior Executive Advisor

Joe Frantz recently retired from Range Resources Corporation where he was improving production and/or reducing costs, supporting the company recruiting, retention, training and career development of the engineering staff, and ensuring consistent communication and transparency across the company in technology areas.

Prior to this position, Joe was VP of Engineering and responsible for the Completions and Water Groups, the Production Operations and Facilities Construction Groups, and the Completions, Production, Facilities, and Reservoir Engineering Departments. Before Range, Joe was President and CEO of Unbridled Energy, an oil and gas exploration company. He started his career with Getty Oil/Texaco where he worked in the drilling, completion, production, and reservoir departments. In between working for operators, he was a consultant with S.A. Holditch & Associates and then Schlumberger DCS where he led their shale recon team. Joe participated in the Marcellus Shale Coalition and was Chair of the Drilling, Completion, Facility, and Production Committee and the Research Collaborative Committee.

Joe serves on the Board of the United Way of Washington County, the GEMS Board at Penn State, and recently completed his Board Role for the Society of Petroleum Engineers as a Regional Director. Joe graduated in 1981 with a B.S. in Petroleum and Natural Gas Engineering from Pennsylvania State University and is a Registered Professional Engineer. He has authored and co-authored numerous industry papers. Joe recently opened Frantz & Associates to perform executive-level consulting for the oil and gas industry.

Joe is an avid golfer, hunter and two time SPE Distinguished Lecturer. He’s also kept busy in his roles as a husband, as the father of two daughters and as grandfather to his two little buddies.

Joe's posts

Welcoming Dr. Thomas Finkbeiner to the team as a Senior Technical Advisor

ResFrac is honored to welcome Dr. Thomas Finkbeiner to the team as a Senior Technical Advisor. Having lived many years in the region and consulted with Saudi Aramco and others, Thomas brings valuable technical and regional expertise to the ResFrac team. We look forward to his contribution as we develop and penetrate the rapidly growing Middle East market.

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Notable papers from the 2024 SPE Hydraulic Fracturing Technology Conference

Last week wrapped another outstanding SPE Hydraulic Fracturing Technology Conference. Every year, I write a blog post highlighting notable HFTC papers. Here is this year’s edition! As in past years, this is not an attempt to pick the ‘best’ papers. It’s a selection of papers that I personally found insightful, based on my own interests and specialization.

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