Doug Powers | Staff Landman
Doug was born and raised in southwestern Virginia in the heart of the Appalachian coal fields. He graduated high school in 1989, going to Navy boot camp two weeks later. He became a naval nuclear power plant operator, serving aboard USS Von Steuben (SSBN-632) and USS Batfish (SSN-681). He completed his Navy enlistment as an instructor at the Naval Nuclear Power Training Unit in Charleston, SC.
Doug found his way into the oil and gas industry in 2005, serving as a contract landman for EQT Production in the Appalachian basin. He was promoted to an in-house landman and moved to EQT Midstream, eventually working out of Washington, PA on Marcellus-related gathering and transmission lines. In 2011, he moved to East Texas to do land work for an independent oil E&P company, working on leasing, title, division orders and revenue decks. He found his way back to the Marcellus in 2017, working primarily on leasing and title curative in West Virginia in Wetzel and Marshall Counties.
Doug earned an AA in General Studies from Mountain Empire CC, BS in Business Administration from Liberty University, and an MBA with a Project Management specialization also from Liberty.
He married his high school sweetheart, Amy, in 1989. They moved to many duty stations and oil & gas fields, settling in the Houston area in 2019. They have three grown children and are now the care takers of three dogs. Doug enjoys spending time with his family, watching college football and NHL games, and learning about history and historical figures.
Favorite Quote: “Free market capitalism is the best path to prosperity!” – Larry Kudlow
Favorite Fiction: Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand
Favorite Nonfiction: Victory at Any Cost: The Genius of Viet Nam’s Gen. Vo Nguyen Giap by Cecil B. Currey
Most interesting place(s) I’ve been: Israel, Rome, Punta Cana
Place(s) I’d like to go: Poland, Vietnam, Australia