Sr. Vice President of Drilling
Stephen Martinez serves as Sr. Vice President of Drilling at Solaris Midstream and brings to the organization over 25 years of Petroleum Engineering experience. Prior to joining the Solaris team, Stephen served as Vice President of Operations for Resource Rock Exploration, LLC.; overseeing oil and gas development of reserves within the Northern Delaware Basin of Southeast New Mexico. Before his endeavor with Resource Rock, Stephen spent 11 years with Bass Enterprises (BOPCO, L.P.), starting as Drilling Engineer and ending his tenure as Division Manager of Drilling and Completions. In 2015, he received the Society of Petroleum Engineer’s Distinguished Engineer Award for Outstanding Achievement in leading his teams in setting two world records in the field of oil and gas, extended reach, horizontal drilling. His team at BOPCO, L.P. was also recognized as an industry leader in the field of hydraulic fracture stimulations using crosslinked, produced water fluid systems. Stephen was a small business owner prior to joining the Bass Family as the founder of Minc. Digital; providing data management consulting and IT solutions to businesses within the Texas, Oklahoma and New Mexico areas. With a strong background in software development and data management, Stephen worked as Manager of Business Development for Peloton Computer Enterprises and Landmark Graphics Corporation; two globally recognized oil and gas software companies based in Calgary, AB, Canada. Stephen started his career within oil and gas by working for Amoco Corporation and spent almost 6 years working as a Drilling and Completions Engineer in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. He is a 1993 graduate of Texas Tech University earning a Bachelor of Science in Petroleum Engineering. He is an active member of the Society of Petroleum Engineers and the American Association of Drilling Engineers.