As a fourth generation well service professional in Oklahoma, Mark Christian has 30+ years experience providing oilfield services in Oklahoma, Kansas, and Texas.
Mark began his career in the Oklahoma oilfield in 1986 and after several years and several promotions later, he finally made it to the corporate office where he began his work in operations, sales, and business development.
With a well-rounded education in the oilfield service market, Mark started first executive role 17 years after he started working in the oilfield. His senior management roles took him to North Africa and the Middle East, in addition to the U.S., providing a global scope to his experience.
In 2014, Mark formed a boutique consulting firm focused exclusively on Oklahoma's shale market. As President of Chris Well Consulting, LLC., Mark leads a veteran oilfield service team that provides market research for institutional investors and business development for companies providing products and services to Oklahoma's oilfields.
From 2013 - 2014, Mark served as the Mid-Continent Regional Manager for Nuverra Environmental Solutions, a national water management company that serves major shale markets in the U.S. with water transport, storage, recycling, and disposal services in an environmentally compliant manner
From 2011 - 2013, Mark led North American Business Development for Merla Wellhead Solutions, a manufacturer of severe service flow control products for the production market with a special focus on secondary recovery and enhanced recovery (EOR) projects.
From 2003 - 2011, Mark lived in Tripoli, Libya where he served as V.P. of Operations for an international well service company originally founded by his late Grandfather, Ray E. Christian, in 1965. Christian International, Ltd. provides workover, well service, completion services, and technical consultants to the Libyan market. Mark introduced the first vacuum truck service and polypipe H2O transfer systems to the Sahara Desert. He negotiated over $400 million dollars in oilfield service contracts with the Libyan National Oil Company and their EPSA partners.
Mark attended Westminster College where he pursued a B.A. in political science and international studies, and served as President of the student government association.
His professional interests include H2O recycling, well service technology, and advances in IIoT technology for the drilling, completion, production, and artificial lift markets.
Mark resides in Oklahoma with his wife and 3 beautiful children.