METAIRIE, La.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Upstream Exploration LLC (“Upstream” or the “Company”) a privately-held independent oil and gas exploration and production company, announced today that Louis Belanger joined Upstream on January 1, 2017 as Vice President of Engineering.
Mr. Belanger brings over 32 years of oil and gas experience to the Company and has previously held key positions and consulted for several large and small U.S. Gulf Coast focused exploration and production (“E&P”) companies. Mr. Belanger’s expertise is in reservoir engineering, prospect evaluations and corporate reserves. Prior to joining Upstream, Mr. Belanger worked as an independent engineering consultant for numerous Gulf Coast companies, including Upstream. Prior to his work as a consultant, he was senior vice president of engineering at Goldking Onshore Operating, a senior reservoir engineer at Cimarex and director of acquisitions and reserves and economics at Energy Partners Ltd. Mr. Belanger began his career at Arco and moved to New Orleans soon thereafter to join LL&E, where he worked for 11 years and became familiar with the Louisiana onshore and offshore properties that he has evaluated for most of his career. Mr. Belanger earned a Bachelor of Science degree in petroleum engineering from Louisiana State University and Masters of Business Administration from Tulane University.
Michael Willis, Upstream’s President, commented, “We are pleased to welcome Louis Belanger as an important member of our Upstream team where he will be focused on developing and evaluating known discoveries for Upstream, while lending his prospect evaluation and Gulf Coast E&P focused experience to our prospect evaluations. Louis is a great addition to our already strong team and will assist Upstream in growing our asset base in this improving economic environment.”
About Upstream Exploration
Upstream Exploration is a privately held, independent oil and gas exploration and production company focused on the exploration, exploitation and development of oil and gas properties, primarily in the shallow waters of the Gulf of Mexico and along the U.S. Gulf Coast. The Company is headquartered in Metairie, Louisiana and has approximately 20 total employees in its headquarters and field locations.