Paul Archer is one of the founding partners of Geopetro, and has been the Managing Member since its beginning. Mr. Archer has over 30 years of executive and entrepreneurial experience in the upstream oil and gas business. Mr. Archer began his career working for TRW Energy Systems, in Morgantown, WV, working on Devonian Shale and Coalbed Methane projects. He also worked as a Geologist and Project Manager for Battelle Memorial Research Laboratories in Columbus, OH prior to establishing Geopetro, Inc. in 1988, which later became Geopetro LLC. As CEO/COO of Geopetro LLC, Mr. Archer sets the strategic direction for the company and is actively engaged in exploration and acquisition projects and all financial and operational decisions.
Mr. Archer’s eye for opportunity both in exploration and business combined with a strong risk tolerance and God’s providence have been the underlying forces in Geopetro’s growth through the years.
Mr. Archer has a Bachelor’s degree in Geosciences from The Pennsylvania State University and a Master’s degree in Geology from Texas A & M University. He also completed graduate level studies in Petroleum Engineering at the University of Texas. He is a member of the American Association of Petroleum Geologists, the Ohio Geological Society, and the Ohio Oil & Gas Association.