Jim Morabito has worked for more than 25 years in the E&P Industry. He has dedicated the last 14 years to the technical and economic evaluation and development of unconventional gas opportunities including Black Shale, CBM, CMM (coal mine methane), and Fractured Carbonates. A major portion of that time has been as an Asset Manager and New Ventures Geological Consultant. Trained as a geologist, Jim also has experience in Operations as a manager for developing Antrim Black Shale projects, operating over 80 wells.
In addition, Jim has been evaluating the potential for unconventional gas in new areas for investors including acquisitions, drilling packages, existing and new play concepts in Eastern North America, Mid-Continent, Texas, Current focus has been directed toward Black Shale projects or new play concepts in the Illinois Basin, in Northern Appalachians in New York, and in Quebec where Devonian and Ordovician Black Shales are prospective. He is active in development of shallow Trenton plays/prospects (fractured carbonates) in Michigan Basin, in Kentucky (Kentucky River Fault System), and in the Quebec Lowlands.
Jim received his Bachelor of Science degree in Geology and completed two years of Graduate Studies at Wayne State University, Michigan. He is a member of AAPG (American Association of Petroleum Geologists) and of SPE (Society of Petroleum Engineers).