Peter MacKenzie serves as the Vice President of Operations for the Ohio Oil & Gas Association. Pete is responsible for managing all day-to-day internal operations regarding the Association.
Pete is a US Army and National Guard Veteran, earned his Geological Sciences B.S. degree from the Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio. A voracious appetite for field geology has taken him through most of the fifty states, into Canada, culminating with work on Permian and Triassic clastic rocks of the Geologists Range in the Trans-Antarctic Mountains in Antarctica.
Pete has been successfully directing exploration activities in the Appalachian Basin for oil and natural gas resources for nearly 20 years. He is a pioneering advocate for the use of 3d seismic and advanced technologies in the Appalachian Basin for the exploitation of exploration-class oil and gas reserves.
He is a member of several Professional Societies, SIPES, AAPG, and AIPG, member of the Independent Producers Association of America (IPAA). He is a past President of the Eastern Section of the AAPG, is currently Chair of the Board of Governors for the AAPG GeoDC Washington DC Office and AAPG Advisory Council representative for the Eastern Section, and a Trustee of the Ohio Academy of Science.