Employees

robert b. thomas sr.

senior geologist

rthomas@eastmtnfuel.com

Bob is from Louisville, Stark County, Ohio and currently resides near Watertown, Washington County, Ohio. Bob earned a Bachelor of Science (1983) and a Master of Science (1986) in Geology from the University of Akron. He is currently a member of the American Association of Petroleum Geologists (AAPG), Ohio Oil and Gas Association (OOGA), Southeastern Ohio Oil and Gas Association (SOOGA), Society for Sedimentary Geology (SEPM), and the Society of Exploration Geophysicists (SEG).

Bob is President/Geologist of EMF Geoscience, Inc. which provides geological consulting, seismic interpretation, prospect generation, well-site geology and geological database management services. His previous experience includes 2 years as a full-time mudlogger for Stratagraph, NE and 26 years as a consulting geologist. During this time he has done well-site geology on over 500 wells, interpreted over 400 square miles of 3D seismic in Ohio and Pennsylvania and generated over 50 Knox Group and Clinton Sandstone Prospect Areas.


devin fitzgerald

geologist/manager of business development

dfitzgerald@eastmtnfuel.com

Devin is from and currently resides in New Concord, Muskingum County, Ohio. Devin graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Geology and a minor in Petroleum Engineering from Marietta College in 2013, a Master of Science in Geology from Ohio University in 2015. His research focused on the subsurface depositional model of the Utica/Point Pleasant Shale. Devin is a member of the Ohio Oil and Gas Association (OOGA), Southeastern Ohio Oil Gas Association (SOOGA), Ohio Geological Society (OGS), the American Association of Petroleum Geologists (AAPG), American Association of Professional Landmen (AAPL), an Associate Member of the International Institute of Minerals Appraisers (IIMA), and carries an active Ohio Real Estate license. Devin is also a registered Certified Petroleum Geologist (CPG) through the AAPG Division of Professional Affairs, and serves on the Board of the Ohio University Geology Department.

Devin has served as a Geologist with EMF Geoscience since 2010 and is responsible for business development between EMF and clientele, private equity and capital raise for companies development plans, assisting clientele with acquisitions and divestiture advisory, 2D/3D seismic interpretation, and developing conventional and unconventional prospects on a large or small scale.


Jarrod Arnold

geologist/field operations

jarnold@eastmtnfuel.com

Jarrod is from and currently resides in Beverly, Washington County, Ohio. Jarrod graduated with an Associate of Science in Geoscience from Washington State Community College in 2012. Jarrod recently graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Geology from Marietta College in 2016 and was awarded the Charles Fritz Absolon Memorial Prize for being the top graduating geology major. He is a member of the Ohio Oil and Gas Association (OOGA), Southeastern Ohio Oil and Gas Association (SOOGA), and the American Association of Petroleum Geologists (AAPG).

Jarrod has served as a geological technician and geologist at EMF Geoscience since 2012. Jarrod is responsible for field operations, assisting in prospect development, analyzing well logs, creating geological cross-sections, correlating formation tops and porosity zones, well-site geology, and assisting in building a geological database.


eric farley

geologist/policy coordinator

efarley@eastmtnfuel.com

Eric is from Fleming, Washington County Ohio, and currently resides in Claysville, Guernsey County, Ohio. Eric graduated Magna Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Methodist University in 2008 and a Bachelor of Science in Geology from Marietta College in 2017 and was awarded the Charles Fritz Absolon Memorial Prize for being the top graduating geology major. He is a member of the Ohio Oil and Gas Association (OOGA), Southeastern Ohio Oil and Gas Association (SOOGA), and the American Association of Petroleum Geologists (AAPG).

Eric has served as a geological technician and geologist with EMF Geoscience since 2014.  More recently, Eric has assumed human resource and employee benefits responsibilities and is the primary contact for policy implementation.  Geological responsibilities include analyzing and correlating well logs, basic database management, and mapping subsurface formations and structures.


Zachary Mullen

geologist/Petroleum Engineer/database manager

zmullen@eastmtnfuel.com

Zach is from Marietta, Washington County, Ohio and currently resides in Parkersburg, Wood County, West Virginia. Zach graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Petroleum and Natural Gas Engineering from West Virginia University in 2015 and a Bachelor of Science in Geology from Marietta College in 2018. He is a member of the Ohio Oil and Gas Association (OOGA) and Southeastern Ohio Oil and Gas Association (SOOGA). Zach is also certified in Microsoft Access as a Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS).

Zach has served as a geological technician and geologist with EMF Geoscience since 2013 and is the manager for the company’s geological database, responsible for analyzing deviated and horizontal surveys, and calculating the sinuosity index for horizontal wells. 


casey branham

geological technician

cbranham@eastmtnfuel.com

Casey is from and currently resides in Waterford, Washington County, Ohio. Casey earned his Associates as an Electrical Engineering Technician and his Associates of Science in Geoscience from Washington State Community College in 2015. He is a member of the Ohio Oil and Gas Association (OOGA) and Southeastern Ohio Oil and Gas Association (SOOGA),.

Casey has served as a geological technician with EMF Geoscience since 2012 and is responsible for depth registering well logs, creating geological cross-sections, on-site gas evaluation, and assisting in building a geological database. 


cory gerber

geological technician

cgerber@eastmtnfuel.com

Cory is from and currently resides in Lower Salem, Washington County, Ohio. Cory earned his Associates as an Electrical Engineering Technician and his Associates of Science in Geoscience from Washington State Community College in 2015. He is a member of the Ohio Oil and Gas Association (OOGA) and Southeastern Ohio Oil and Gas Association (SOOGA).

Cory has served as a geological technician with EMF Geoscience since 2013 and is responsible for depth registering well logs, creating geological cross-sections, on-site gas evaluation, and assisting in building a geological database.


Robert Thomas Jr.

geological technician/Geochemist/Neuralog

bthomas@eastmtnfuel.com

Bobby is from and currently resides in Watertown, Washington County, Ohio. Bobby graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry from Marietta College in 2018 and was awarded the LaValle Award in Chemistry from the American Chemical Society. Bobby is a member of the  American Chemical Society (ACS). Currently, Bobby is continuing his education by studying in the field of Geology at Marietta College.

Bobby has served as a geological technician and geochemist since 2012 and is currently responsible for depth registering well logs, creating geological cross-sections, digitizing well log files, and assisting in building a geological database.


Cheryl crites

office manager

ccrites@eastmtnfuel.com

Cheryl is from Parkersburg, Wood County, West Virginia and currently resides in Mineral Wells, Wood County, West Virginia. Cheryl earned her Associate in Applied Science from West Virginia University at Parkersburg in 1991. Cheryl is a member of the Ohio Oil and Gas Association (OOGA) and Southeastern Ohio Oil and Gas Association (SOOGA).

Cheryl has served as administrative assistant at EMF Geoscience since 1990 and is responsible for providing clerical support for staff, answering the telephone, input well header permit information, and filing documents. As office manager, Cheryl addresses payroll, employee insurance, corporate accounts payable and receivable, and managing the daily functions of the office.