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Eric Potter

Eric Potter

Program Director for Energy Research

  • BS Earth Sciences, Dartmouth College, 1972
  • MS Geology, Oregon State University, 1975

Mr. Eric Potter is a geologist and serves as the Program Director for Energy Research at the Bureau of Economic Geology at The University of Texas at Austin. Since 2001, he has been responsible for coordinating the oil and gas energy research programs at the Bureau, where he directs a staff of 65 researchers. From 1975 to 2000, he was with Marathon Oil Company, engaged in oil and gas exploration across much of the U.S. He was Associate Director of Marathon’s Petroleum Technology Center in Littleton, Colorado in the early 1990s. He earned a bachelor’s degree in Earth Sciences at Dartmouth College in 1972, and a master’s degree in geology at Oregon State University in 1975. He is a registered professional geoscientist in the state of Texas.