Stephen Roberts was named senior vice president and COO of Gastar Exploration. Roberts joins Gastar from Jones Energy, where he served as a senior vice president of drilling and completions. During his 19 years at Jones, he was responsible for the drilling and completion of more than 700 horizontal wells in 7 formations. Prior to joining Jones, Roberts held various positions of increasing responsibility with Marathon Oil and Samson Resources.
Roberts holds a BS in petroleum engineering and an MBA in finance from Texas Tech University.