Our Team

Innovative.    Experienced.    Passionate.

Peter Dea

EXECUTIVE CHAIRMAN

Mr. Dea serves as Executive Chairman of Confluence Resources LP. Mr. Dea has been President and CEO of Cirque Resources LP since its inception in 2007. He was President, CEO and a Board Director

of Western Gas Resources, Inc., from 2001 through their merger with Anadarko Petroleum Corporation in 2006. He joined Barrett Resources Corporation in 1993 and was CEO from 1999 and Chairman of the Board from 2000 until the sale of Barrett in 2001 to Williams. Prior to joining Barrett, Mr. Dea held various management and geologic positions for Exxon Company USA. Most of his activity has focused on exploration and production in the Rocky Mountain basins. In addition to receiving geology degrees from the University of Montana, M.S., and Western State Colorado University, B.A., he also attended the Harvard Business School Advanced Management Program.

Ted Brown

President & CEO

Mr. Brown serves as President & CEO of Confluence Resources LP. Prior to co-founding Confluence, Mr. Brown was Senior Vice President and Advisor to the CEO and President of Noble Energy, Inc.

(NYSE: NBL) until his retirement on January 31, 2015.  Mr. Brown joined Noble Energy in 2005 in Noble Energy’s merger with Patina Oil and Gas Corp. where he served as Senior Vice President.  He was Director-Piceance Basin and Engineering Manager for Williams Companies and Barrett Resources respectively from 1993-2004.  He also worked in various capacities for Union Pacific Resources and Amoco Production Company.  Mr. Brown graduated from the University of Wyoming with a degree in Mechanical Engineering.   Most of Mr. Brown’s career has been focused on exploration and production in the Rocky Mountain basins in Wyoming, New Mexico, Utah, and Colorado.

Michael Dickinson

Executive Vice President &
Chief Operating Officer

Mr. Dickinson serves as Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Confluence Resources LP. Mr. Dickinson served as Senior Vice President - Operations of Confluence Resources

LP since its inception in 2016 until 2019. Prior to joining Confluence, Mr. Dickinson served as Chief Operating Officer of Emerald Oil from 2015 to 2016. Mr. Dickinson held the position of Director of Operations along with Production and Development Manager titles for Noble Energy from 2005 to 2015 and served as the Completions Manager for Patina Oil and Gas prior to their merger with Noble Energy. Mr. Dickinson was employed by Schlumberger as District Manager – San Juan Basin and worked in various supervisory positions from 1995 to 2004. Mr. Dickinson graduated from the Colorado School of Mines with a degree in Chemical Engineering and Petroleum Refining.

Greg Pachner

Senior Vice President &
Chief Financial Officer

Mr. Pachner serves as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Confluence Resources LP. Prior to Confluence, Mr. Pachner was Chief Financial Officer of McElvain Energy, Inc. from

2014 until September 2019.  Mr. Pachner held the positions of Director Domestic Finance; Controller Domestic Finance; and Senior Finance Manager for Noble Energy (NYSE: NBL) from 2005 to 2014.  He served as Senior Finance Manager for Patina Oil and Gas prior to their merger with Noble Energy.  Additionally, Mr. Pachner held the positions of Finance Manager and Senior Financial Analyst for Gerrity Oil & Gas Corporation from 1992 to 1996.  Mr. Pachner graduated from the University of Northern Colorado with a BSBA in Accounting.

Robert Sterling

Senior Vice President Geosciences

Mr. Sterling serves as Senior Vice President Geosciences of Confluence Resources LP. Mr. Sterling has been Senior Geologist with Cirque Resources LP since its formation in 2007. He served as

Division Geological Specialist with EOG Resources Inc. from 1994 to 2007 in Denver. Mr. Sterling also held positions as Vice President of Exploration for Nahama & Weagant Energy Company, District Geologist for Challenger Minerals, and Geologist with Argo Petroleum in California. Mr. Sterling has a B.S. degree in Geology from California State Polytechnic University, Pomona, and a M.S. degree in Geology from California State University, Los Angeles.

Angela Mallon

Vice President of Land

Ms. Mallon serves as Vice President of Land of Confluence Resources LP. Ms. Mallon served as Regional Land Manager for Confluence from 2017 to 2019. Prior to joining Confluence, Ms. Mallon

was Land Manager of the DJ Basin for Noble Energy, Inc. (NYSE: NBL).  Ms. Mallon has held various land positions while working for Noble Energy and Questar Exploration and Production Company.  Her experience includes a 15-year career as a practicing landman with emphasis in Colorado and Utah.  Ms. Mallon holds a BBA in Energy Management from the University of Oklahoma.