Director at Parker Drilling
Michael Faust has 34 years of industry, financial and leadership experience within the oil and gas sector, including diverse geological, geophysical and technical reservoir experience spanning many different basins and formations throughout the world. Mr. Faust is a consultant with Quartz Geophysical LLC, a geophysical consulting business. Mr. Faust is Lead Independent Director of SAExploration, Inc., and an independent director of Obsidian Energy. Prior to these governance positions, Mr. Faust was the Vice President, Exploration and Land at ConocoPhillips Alaska, Inc., where he oversaw and managed the company’s exploration organization and strategy in Alaska. Prior to that, he was Vice President, Exploration and Land at ConocoPhillips Canada Ltd. Mr. Faust is a Certified Petroleum Geologist and a member of the American Association of Petroleum Geologists, the Society of Exploration Geophysicists, and served as the President of the Geophysical Society of Alaska from 2001 to 2002. Mr. Faust earned his Master of Arts degree in Geophysics from the University of Texas at Austin in 1984, after receiving his Bachelor of Science degree in Geology from the University of Washington in 1981.