Mr. Dean graduated with a BS in Petroleum Engineering from the University of Texas at Austin in 1987. He began his career with Schlumberger as a field engineer working in the Gulf of Mexico. Mr. Dean began his reservoir engineering career in 1990 with IP Petroleum Co., Inc. and has enjoyed positions of increasing responsibility with Pure Resources, CL&F Resources, Forest Oil Corp, and Tana Exploration Company. He joined Northstar in 2011 as Reservoir Engineering Manager. Mr. Dean previously served as Vice President of Engineering before assuming his current role. Mr. Dean is a member of SPE, SPEE, and ADAM Houston.