About Rare Petro
Founded in 2015, RARE PETRO is designed to be the future of oil and gas technical firms. One of our primary goals is to work toward modernizing the industry by using and leveraging technology to fuel project efficiency. Now is the time to think differently and efficiently!
What We Do
We offer mobile app technologies and traditional technical consulting services with a focus on being more cost-effective than other consulting firms. We strive to be the best price vs quality by offering services with active working relationships from a network of seasoned professionals and outsourcing services for data entry through working relationships with College Petroleum Engineering Departments.
We Have It Covered
Oil Field Engineering
Consulting & Outsourcing Services in: Petroleum Engineering & Oilfield Operations
Cutting Edge Technologies
Client customizable reference tools/tech for field-based and well-site personnel. Plus, we build apps to improve your data capture, operational efficiency and sales.
Oil & Gas Current Events
Rare Petro is committed to keeping the pulse on the latest news surrounding our industries. Whether it’s the monthly basin breakdown or the weekly periodical series, RARE Petro is sure to keep you informed.
The Rare Petro Team
Our company is comprised of young professional software developers and multi-decade field & engineering advisors that provide our firm more than a century of in-house oil industry experience. With professional Petroleum Engineering, sales personnel and our working relationship with collegiate Petroleum Engineering faculty and students, we have the skillsets to navigate new challenges a project may present.
Anthony McDaniels, P.E.
President & CEO - RARE PETRO Technologies Inc. & Engineering PLLC
Graduated from Colorado School of Mines with a Bachelor of Science in Petroleum Engineering in 2007, attained Professional Engineering certification in December 2011. A career working with operating & service companies in multiple US basins with a focus on field ops and production/completion engineering and general business development.
CTO - RARE PETRO Technologies, Inc.
Being enamored with computers from a young age, Hayden has taken an “always learning” approach to his career in technology. Despite taking some time to be a wildland firefighter and a rodeo cowboy, computing has always been his passion. Becoming an AWS cloud architect in 2017 has really shaped his current view and push towards “fewer servers more service” in the serverless cloud arena.
Jay White, C.P.A.
CFO - RARE PETRO Technologies, Inc. & Engineering PLLC
Earned a Master of Accountancy degree from the University of Oklahoma, and became a licensed CPA in the State of Texas in 2013. Started a private accounting practice in Austin, TX in 2014. Decade long career in accounting focused primarily on taxation & financial accounting for upstream oil & gas operations.
Scott McNear, P.E.
Engineering Manager & Principal
Scott is an experienced petroleum professional focused on improving the efficiency of operations and communication throughout the oil and gas sector. He has a strong background in operations and production engineering, working multiple assets from primary to tertiary recovery. He graduated from Colorado School of Mines with a Bachelor of Science in Petroleum Engineering in 2011, earned an M.B.A from Texas Tech in 2015, and acquired his Professional Engineering certification for Colorado, Texas, and California in 2020.
Stan is a recognized expert on the Digital Oil Field (DOF). He is a co-author of the 2017 book, Intelligent Digital Oil and Gas Fields. Formerly he was Director, Corporate Technology in LINN Energy and VP Technology for Berry Petroleum. From 2003 to 2010, Stan was a Halliburton Technology Fellow and also served in various technology roles in Mobil Oil and Shell Development. Stan has about 20 technical articles directly related to DOF and 22 awarded patents, including 9 related to DOF (2 applications pending). He has a Ph.D. from The Ohio State University, an MBA from the University of Texas, Dallas, and 35+ years of Industry experience.
Data & Testing Jr. Associate
Gunnar is a Junior in Petroleum Engineering at Colorado School of Mines. He possesses a diverse background of experience in drilling, reservoir management, federal regulations, research, and data analytics. Onboarding with RP Engineering in May 2018 he holds multiple roles that have since expanded to RP Technologies in October 2018. Gunnar is involved with CSM’s hockey and lacrosse teams as well as its undergraduate student government, and AADE.
Kevin Olson, E.I.T.
Kevin graduated from the Colorado School of Mines with a Bachelor of Science in Petroleum Engineering in 2018 and joined the RP Team in August of 2019. Kevin brings experience in Field, Production, and Operations Engineering with various operators and service companies across the United States providing unique insight from extensive, hands-on industry experience.
Engineer II & Podcast Host
Tavis graduated from the Colorado School of Mines back in May of 2020 with a B.S. in Petroleum Engineering but has been the voice of the RARE PETRO Podcast Since October of 2019. He spends his days researching markets and commodities, consulting, and editing both audio and video assets. In his free time, he enjoys any outdoor activity, picking up obscure new hobbies, and creating (arguably bad) art in many different mediums.