The Wyoming Oil and Gas Conservation Commission has hired a new Supervisor. Grant Black will take over the job on May 1st. Black held the same job in Arkansas from 1999 to 2004 and has 30 years of experience as a professional geologist.
Governor Matt Mead said he is pleased with the decision that the Commission reached. “Grant has a wealth of experience in private industry and also in the public sector as a regulator. His track record in Arkansas doing this same job is an asset,” Governor Mead said. “Grant comes well recommended. He has a strong sense of what it takes to support industry and do so in a way that balances the environment and other industries important to Wyoming, like agriculture and tourism.” The governor serves on the commission.
Black has a bachelor’s degree in geology from the University of Oklahoma and a master’s degree in geology from Oklahoma State University.
“This is an extraordinary opportunity because of Wyoming’s leadership in producing energy for the nation and in developing models for the country that make sure energy production is done responsibly. I hope the skills I have developed over my career will serve the people of Wyoming well,” Grant Black said.
Governor Mead also thanked Bob King for his excellent work as the interim Supervisor. “Bob has been a great leader and brought ideas to improve the Commission. I also want to thank the other members of the Commission who worked hard to find the right person for this job.”