Start Date: 18th Apr, 2023 11:30 am
Jared Blong is one of Octane Energy’s founders and serves as its President and CEO. Mr. Blong has a diverse background in operations, risk management and business development, combined with a strong knowledge of the soft and technical aspects of the energy industry. Prior to founding Octane, he was the Director of Risk Management for Western Drilling, Inc., where he established an addiction to the drilling business. While with Western, he managed a broad range of processes from finance to field operations. He also honed a broad technical knowledge of drilling equipment and downhole troubleshooting. Throughout the course of Jared’s career, he has had a proven track-record of new business development and management, with a natural ability to connect people and cultivate relationships.
Mr. Blong holds a BBA from Tarleton State University in Stephenville, TX. A native West Texan, Jared lives with his wife and three children in Midland and is invested in the community and in the long-term success of the oil industry as a whole. Jared serves on the board of the Permian Basin Fellowship of Christian Athletes and is former Chairman of the International Association of Drilling Contractors (IADC), Permian Basin Chapter, where he worked to reestablish a strong Permian presence within the global IADC community.
Jared’s ability to think creatively to find innovative solutions is born out of his experience within, as well as outside the drilling industry. Jared seeks to lead Octane into a strong future of excellence and continual innovation driven by its great people.