Steve Knowles

Operations Manager

Steve Knowles is the Operations Manager at Frostwood Energy, and comes to us with 30 years of diverse oil & gas industry experience.


Prior to joining Frostwood Energy, Mr. Knowles served as Director of Completions – Western Division for EnerVest Operating LLC, a publicly held company with operations in Texas, Oklahoma, New Mexico and Utah. During his time at EnerVest, Mr. Knowles was responsible for directing all completion engineering in four basins which constituted the management of six engineers, three completion foremen, three water coordinators, and numerous wellsite supervisors in an active capital campaign that spent $515MM in the 2014 annual budget, mostly by applying the latest technology in unconventional completions.


Before his time at EnerVest, Mr. Knowles held the position of Vice President of Operations for Fairways Exploration & Production LLC, a privately held company, managing all aspects of the company’s drilling, completions, and production operations in Texas, Alabama and Nebraska. He was elevated to VP after time spent as Operations Manager and Sr. Drilling & Completion Engineer.


Prior to Fairways, Mr. Knowles held various management and senior roles in reservoir engineering, drilling, completions, production operations and A&D. All told, Mr. Knowles has been instrumental in bringing online over 70,000 BOEPD in various assignments throughout the course of his career.


Mr. Knowles began his career with The Western Company of North America, where he gained valuable experience in all aspects of the pressure pumping service business including hydraulic fracturing, acidizing, cementing, gravel packing and R&D.


He earned a BS in Petroleum Engineering from West Virginia University (1984), followed by an MS in Petroleum Engineering from Texas A&M University (1999).