Vice president, Operations
Kevin Rathke joined Scout in April 2015 and serves as Vice President of Operations, responsible for asset operations for our Central Division.
He has over twenty years of experience in the industry across a wide variety of roles including business development, reservoir development/exploitation and oil and gas asset operations. He started his career at Sperry-Sun Drilling Services in Lafayette, LA, before moving to Merit Energy Company as an Operations Engineer for the Permian Basin.
He spent over 10 years at Merit, in acquisitions, operations, engineering and commodity product marketing roles across Merit’s asset portfolio, with a focus on properties in the Rockies area. After Merit, he spent nearly seven years at EnCana Oil and Gas, Petroleum Development Corporation of Denver, and Klabzuba Oil and Gas of Denver in various roles including reservoir engineering, A&D, operations and senior management.
Kevin earned his BS in Petroleum Engineering from Texas A&M University in 1994. He joined Scout in April 2015.