• University of Chicago, Booth School of Business
    M.B.A. (1991)
  • Texas A&M University
    B.S. Chemical Engineering (1981)
Areas of expertise
  • Asset Valuations
  • Commercial Contracts
  • Independent Engineer / Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Markets & Strategy
  • Pipeline
  • Ad Valorem Taxes
  • Product Quality
  • Pricing
  • Commercial Terms Review
  • Crude Oil Valuation
  • Oil & Gas Production
  • Natural Gas and NGLs
  • Power Generation
  • Transportation and Storage
  • LNG


Summary of Experience

Mr. Beck offers over 30 years of experience in the energy industry, principally commercial affairs in energy marketing and infrastructure management.

Previously, Robert spent 14 years with Anadarko Petroleum Corporation, and was a Vice President of Anadarko Energy Services Company. He was also Business Development Director for Anadarko’s International Exploration Department. Robert has Joint Operating Agreement (JOA) experience on six continents. Prior to Anadarko, Robert was a consultant for Lukens Energy Group in Houston in the oil and gas, power, and utility sectors. Before Lukens, he worked for Unocal on power project development in Asia. Prior to Unocal, Robert worked for AES Corporation in power project development. He began his career at ExxonMobil’s Baytown, Texas, refinery as process engineer for light ends fractionation and the alkylation unit.

As a consultant, Robert has provided expert opinions related to commercial disputes in natural gas production, gathering, processing, transportation, storage, and marketing (including using North American Energy Standards Board (NAESB) contracts), as well as natural gas liquids transportation, fractionation, and marketing. He has also been engaged by investors and operators to conduct technical and commercial due diligence on the acquisition of assets in these sectors.

Robert is a member of the Society of Petroleum Engineers and a member of the Association of International Energy Negotiators. He is also a representative of Baker & O’Brien at both the GPA Midstream Association and the GPA Midstream Houston chapter.

Previous Experience

2017: Halliburton,
Senior Advisor, Oil and Gas Asset Acquisitions Group

2002-2016: Anadarko Petroleum Corporation,
Vice President, Anadarko Energy Services Company
Director, International Business Development

2000-2001: Lukens Energy Group,
Vice President, Business Development
Senior Consultant

1996-2000: Unocal Corporation,
Vice President, Unocal International Ventures

1992-1996: AES Corporation,
Vice President, International Business Development

1981-1992: ExxonMobil Corporation,
National Product Line Manager
Midwest Zone Sales Manager
Midwest Distributor Sales Manager
Sales Engineer
Refining Facilities Design Engineer
Refining Process Operations Engineer