Les Niemi

Director-Business Development & Special Projects at Approach Resources, Inc.

Les Niemi

Les Niemi

Director-Business Development & Special Projects at Approach Resources, Inc.

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Les Niemi
Director – Business Development & Special Projects

Les Niemi, Director – Business Development & Special Projects, joined Approach in May of 2012. Mr. Niemi has more than 35 years of exploration, operating and management experience in the oil and gas industry. For the past 14 years, Mr. Niemi has focused on identifying, evaluating and commercializing new plays in multiple U.S. basins, beginning with the Barnett Shale in 2005 and culminating with the stacked-pay potential of the Permian Basin today.

From 1997 to 2012, Mr. Niemi held increasingly responsible geological and exploration / development positions at Pioneer Natural Resources, including International Exploration Manager and Geoscience Advisor. Notably, Mr. Niemi led the teams that were responsible for the discovery, appraisal and commercial development of oil and gas fields in South Africa and Gabon (West Africa). From 1988 to 1997, Mr. Niemi worked for Maxus Energy, providing exploration and development expertise on a variety of domestic and international projects. Les began his career as a geologist with Lear Petroleum Exploration in 1982.

Mr. Niemi is a graduate of Stanford University, with a BA in Economics and MS in Applied Earth Sciences. Les is a Certified Petroleum Geologist and 37-year member of the American Association of Petroleum Geologists.

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President at Approach Oil & Gas, Inc.

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Director-North Texas Chapter at National Association of Corporate Directors - North Texas Chapter

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Approach Resources, Inc.

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President & Chief Executive Officer at Approach Resources, Inc.

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Manager at Solaris Oilfield Infrastructure LLC

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Executive Vice President-Operations at Approach Resources, Inc.

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Former President & Chief Operating Officer at Approach Resources, Inc.

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Chief Operations Geologist at Approach Resources, Inc.

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Executive Vice President-Finance & Accounting at Approach Resources, Inc.

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Chief Administrative Officer at Approach Resources, Inc.

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Approach Resources, Inc. engages in the exploration, development, production and acquisition of oil and gas properties. It focuses on oil and natural gas reserves in oil shale and tight sands located in the Permian Basin in West Texas. It holds interests in the East Texas Basin and the Chama Basin in Northern New Mexico. The firm operates in one business segment, the exploration and production of oil, NGLs and natural gas. The company was founded by J. Ross Craft in September 2002 and is headquartered in Fort Worth, TX.

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