Barry Lay – SVP & GM Appalachia North

Lay Barry-bioBarry is Senior Vice President & General Manager of the Appalachia North Asset Team of EnerVest Operating Company. Prior to joining EnerVest in 2005, he served as Vice President and General Manager of the Pennsylvania/New York District for EnerVest’s predecessor, Belden & Blake Corporation. Before joining Belden & Blake, Barry was Vice President of Engineering for Waco Oil and Gas Company.

He graduated from West Virginia University with a Bachelor of Science in Petroleum Engineering, and has worked in the oil and gas industry for 30 years.

He serves as chairman for numerous state oil and gas regulatory boards including the West Virginia Oil and Gas Conservation Commission, the West Virginia Coal Bed Methane Review Board and the West Virginia Shallow Gas Well Review Board. Barry is a registered professional engineer and a licensed land surveyor in West Virginia.

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