Brian Hansen is a Principal and member of the investment team for Vortus Investments. He has over 14 years of successful strategy management, asset valuation, field development, multi-disciplinary leadership and petroleum engineering in the upstream energy industry.
Prior to Vortus, Brian held a broad range of managerial, operational and financial responsibilities with Pioneer Natural Resources, a large independent oil and gas producer. Through his tenure with Pioneer, Brian’s responsibilities grew from operations and reservoir engineering to asset valuation and ultimately to Vice President of Subsurface and Development for the Permian Asset Team. Brian led a team of approximately 50 engineers, geologists, technicians and analysts to establish and implement the development strategy of Pioneer’s emerging horizontal drilling program to maximize value for a 600,000-acre position in the Permian Basin. Brian was also Pioneer’s key technical contact from the Permian Team during a successful $1.7 billion joint venture with China-based Sinochem, establishing a new benchmark for a Wolfcamp-only transaction.
Additionally, Brian serves on the Board of the Petroleum Ventures Program at Texas A&M University.
Brian holds an MBA from Southern Methodist University and graduated Cum Laude with a BS in Petroleum Engineering from Texas A&M University.