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Management Team

Karl Knudson
Vice President   Engineering and Planning

The Vice President of Reservoir Engineering and Planning for Vitruvian Exploration II, LLC is a proven exploration engineer and technical problem solver. As the Technical Team Leader, Karl played an instrumental role in Vitruvian Exploration’s entry into the Mississippian Lime play of northern Oklahoma as well as in the Bend Arch of Texas. Karl came to Vitruvian from Southwestern Energy where he held the position of Technical Team Manager, Fayetteville Shale. This multi-disciplined task group was instrumental in SWN’s generation of best completion practices which resulted in substantial increases in initial rates and associated EURs. Karl’s work as the Exploration Engineer on SWN’s New Venture team led to its highly successful entry into the Marcellus shale in Pennsylvania. Karl has over 30 years of diverse experience as a reservoir and exploration engineer.  He has a BS in Petroleum Engineering from Texas A&M and is a professional engineer in the state of Texas.