Chief Executive Officer
Mr. Michael J. Minarovic is the Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Arena Energy, an employee-owned exploration and production company focused on the Gulf of Mexico (GOM). Since founding Arena in 1999, Mr. Minarovic has completed a number of acquisitions and joint ventures, in addition to his responsibilities of reservoir engineering, risk management and opportunity generation, to grow the company into one the largest private operators in the GOM. He is also the Managing Director and a Co-Founder of Arena Offshore, LP, an affiliated drilling and operating company. Prior to co-founding Arena, Mr. Minarovic served as a petroleum engineer with Newfield Exploration Company and Conoco, Inc. Mr. Minarovic is an active member of the University of Texas PGE External Advisory Committee, Society of Petroleum Engineers, The John Cooper School Board of Trustees, and is an Executive Director of the United States Oil and Gas Association. He has also served as a director at QEP Resources since 2017.