Erik Hoover brings a background in innovation, comprehensive operations experience, and proven, effective leadership to his role of a founder and Chief Operating Officer at VTX Energy Partners, LLC. In his career, Erik has served as an integral member of management teams pioneering advancements in drilling techniques and midstream infrastructure systems that created lucrative opportunities in previously uneconomic plays and maximized overall profits and efficiency. Notably, as Operations Manager at Brigham Exploration, his involvement was crucial in developing the optimal drilling and completion formula that unlocked previously untapped economic potential in the Williston Basin. Erik continued to make successful strides in the industry as Director of Operations at Statoil ASA, following their acquisition of Brigham Exploration Company, before bringing his experience and expertise to Brigham Resources, LLC. As the Executive Vice President of Operations, Erik built Brigham Resources operations department from the ground up. He assembled a skilled team that continuously raised the bar for efficiency, cost-effectiveness, and innovation in the Southern Delaware Basin.
Erik graduated from Texas A&M University with a bachelor’s in Petroleum Engineering.