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Management Team

John D. Thaeler
Chief Operating Officer

The Chief Operating Officer of Vitruvian Exploration II, LLC is a successful global exploration and production executive with a proven track record of delivering high value growth by leading E&P organizations through the identification, capture, exploration and development of oil and gas resources. John retired as Senior Vice President of Exploration with Southwestern Energy Company in 2012. In this role and as Senior Vice President of SWN’s subsidiaries SEECO, Inc. and Southwestern Energy Production Company, John led many of the E&P activities, including the discovery and development of the Fayetteville Shale, which helped transform SWN from a small, utility-based company into a mid-sized S&P 500 oil and gas independent. Before joining SWN, he held various technical and managerial positions during a 20-year career at Occidental Petroleum Company where he worked in Africa, the Middle East, Central and South America, and the continental U.S. John has an MS in geology from the University of Cincinnati, where he has been honored as a Distinguished Alumni, and an MBA from the University of Houston. He is a long-standing member of AAPG, SPE and IPAA.