Managing Director / Reservoir Engineer
As a co-founder of Arena Energy, Michael Minarovic leads the company’s business operations and is responsible for raising more than $375 million of debt and equity financing. Mr. Minarovic also works on reservoir engineering, risk management, and opportunity generation for Arena. After starting his career in Lafayette, LA as a petroleum engineer with Conoco Inc., he was a petroleum engineer at Newfield Exploration Company, becoming a key member of the offshore acquisition team and playing an important role in the start-up of the company’s first onshore effort in southern Louisiana. Mr. Minarovic earned his B.S. in petroleum engineering from the University of Texas at Austin in 1987.