Andrew N. Hunter holds a degree in Petroleum Engineering from LSU and has a combined 13 years of experience between U.S. Horizontal Drilling and Deepwater Gulf of Mexico Exploration. After starting his career in the field in Carthage, Texas and then offshore G.O.M., Andrew spent the next 5 years working as an office-based drilling engineer managing the planning and execution for 2 to 3 horizontal rig teams in various fields including the Haynesville, Eagle Ford, Barnett, and Wolfcamp plays. In January 2015, he went to work as a lead drilling supervisor in the Midland Basin which was a transformative experience. In September 2016, Andrew transitioned into a new role working as drilling advisor/partner at a private equity backed startup company based in Dallas, TX also focused on the Midland Basin.
Andrew is a proud mentor through Big Brothers Big Sisters, an active supporter of The Christian Outdoor Alliance, SmileTrain, and The Benjamin Boussert Memorial Award at UC-Berkeley. He is also President of the Dallas Ft. Worth Chapter of AADE which, under his Scholarship Committee's oversight, has granted 114 scholarships to students at 13 universities across the country totaling $220,000 since 2013. In 2017, Andrew was elected to the Board of Directors for the National AADE Chapter.
Andrew is a firm believer in data-driven decisions, optimization, sharing lessons learned, establishing best practices, and in the beliefs of maintaining an open mind, staying humble, and openly admitting mistakes (intellectual integrity). Andrew is passionate about the leadership philosophies of Coaches John Wooden, Skip Bertman, David Rutherford, Jeff Banister, and Conservationist Steve Rinella.
Andrew has been fortunate to have several "game changing" mentors over his career in the oil & gas business, especially Harold Hawkins, Brian Stewart, Martin Bethke, Danny Thomas, Gary Price, Aaron Felton, Joe Hardin, James Franks, Scott Lowry, David A. Smith, and Randy Thomas.
Andrew and his wife Paige, a news anchor and reporter, live in Dallas, TX and Boca Raton, Florida with their three children. When he's not sharing life's adventures with his family, Andrew enjoys camping, hunting, fishing, tennis, kite-boarding, snowboarding, cooking, reading non-fiction, and music/video production. He was executive producer on Blake Hunter's debut album and is a founding producer of Bloody Sunday Sessions, a web-based video series of stripped down musical performances occurring in the back of the iconic New Orleans’ mule-drawn carriages.