US Shale Solutions Brings on Mike Stophlet to Lead Operations

Mike Stophlet, Executive Vice President of Operations US Shale Solutions (Photo: Business Wire)

HOUSTON--()--US Shale Solutions Inc. (US Shale) today announced the addition of Mike Stophlet to its senior leadership team. An energy industry veteran with nearly 30 years of experience, Stophlet joins the company as executive vice president of operations. His responsibilities include leading efforts related to operations excellence, increasing operational efficiencies and developing new ways to address customers’ needs for efficiency and reduced cycle times.

Previous to this position with US Shale, Stophlet has held various leadership roles at national and international companies including President and Chief Executive Officer for ASRC Energy Services, Chief Executive Officer for Stophlet & Associates, Vice President for Mullen Crane and Transport, Chief Operating Officer for the U.S. Energy Development Corporation, and Executive Consultant for Baker Hughes. Stophlet has also held multiple positions at Schlumberger including Geo-Market General Manager - South Texas, Director of Marketing -Europe and Russia, and Geo-Market General Manager – Alaska. His wide range of experience provides a foundation of knowledge to run US Shale’s broad and varied operations.

“Mike’s leadership ability and broad experience in the oil field service and construction businesses makes him a valuable addition to our leadership team,” said Jerrit Coward, US Shale’s chief executive officer. “As we continue our growth strategy and strengthen our platform in the completions, construction and production service space, Mike represents the type of leader that is instrumental in allowing us to provide our customers with superior service and strategic solutions. We are excited about what he brings to the table and the opportunities that lie ahead.”

Mr. Stophlet is a member of the Society of Petroleum Engineers, on the Board of Directors at the Covenant House, and on the Board of Trustees at Catholic Social Services. He received his Bachelor of Science degree in Geology at the University of Arkansas.

US Shale Solutions – An Integrated Approach to Service

Formed in 2014, US Shale is a unique service provider to the oil and gas industry. The Company has combined under one enterprise structure four leading service companies including Ritter Construction Company, Culberson Construction, J4 Fluid Services and WPW LTD. These companies have a strong track record in completions, construction businesses and production services and they have operations in various producing regions including the Permian Basin, the Barnett Shale, the Eagle Ford, the Anadarko, the Haynesville, the Fayetteville, and the Western Canadian Sedimentary Basin in Alberta, Canada, among others.

By combining the product and service offerings of these four companies under one umbrella, US Shale can offer exploration and production companies, as well as midstream companies, a more streamlined and cost efficient approach to energy products and services.

“As a strategic solutions provider to the oil and gas industry, our goal is to help reduce cycle time, consolidate services and increase efficiencies – especially in this market environment,” Coward said. “We deliver integrated services based on technology and lean principals, to address our customers’ needs for predictable outcomes. We can offer one-stop shopping with a comprehensive and flexible product and service line that is adaptable to customer needs and market environment.”

About US Shale Solutions

Houston-based US Shale Solutions is an integrated service provider to the oil and gas industry. The company offers a full line of products and services from completions to construction and production. For more information on US Shale Solutions, visit


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Release Summary

Energy industry veteran Mike Stophlet joins US Shale Solutions as executive vice president of operations. US Shale Solutions is an integrated service provider to the oil and gas industry.


M2H Communications
Meredith Hargrove Howard, 210-737-4478