John Underwood, Exploration Manager
John Underwood joined HEYCO Energy Group’s affiliate Yates Company International in 1993 and assumed his current role in 1999. Underwood is responsible for the quality of exploration programs; prospect generation; and the design, acquisition, processing, and interpretation of geophysical data.
He also evaluates third-party prospects and represents the company on various technical committees in non-operated international ventures.
He previously worked as a geophysicist at Mobil Oil Corporation, Union Texas Petroleum Company, and Permian Exploration Corporation. Underwood is a member of the Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE), Society of Exploration Geophysicist, an active member of the American Association of Petroleum Geologists (AAPG), past President of the Southwest Section of the AAPG.
He is a Certified Petroleum Geophysicist. Underwood graduated from the Colorado School of Mines with a B.Sc. in Engineering Physics and a minor in Geophysics.