David R. Bickerstaff - President

A second-generation Oilman with over 30 years of industry experience, David is founder and President of Bickerstaff Associates, Inc. (BAI), a consulting firm providing oil and gas business advisory and geologic services.  Bickerstaff Associates, Inc. has a diverse roster of clients with projects across the US and abroad. Since 1997 David has also grown BAI’s oil and gas production base through mineral acquisition, non-op well participation, and lease acquisition. David has experience in all major US geologic regions with a focus on the Rocky Mountain, Mid-Continent and West Texas Basins. 


David launched his career as a Petroleum Geologist in the Billings, Montana office of Equitable Resources where he worked on oil field development including reservoir characterization and waterflood design.  After working with Equitable to divest their Rocky Mountain assets David founded his own consulting and exploration company and worked as a Consulting Geologist for Petrotechnical Resources Alaska.


From 2005 to 2015 David was a Consulting Geologist and Geologic Manager for the Colorado based Oil & Gas A&D firm Meagher Energy Advisors, where he evaluated, enhanced, and marketed hundreds of oil and gas properties across all major U.S. plays and basins. 


David holds a degree in Geology from the University of Montana, is a registered Professional Geologist in the State of Wyoming, and a member of RMAG, MGS and AAPG.

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A Team of Experienced Professionals

Bickerstaff Associates Inc. works with a network of industry professionals who bring years of knowledge and expertise to your project.  Our team of Independent Engineers, Landmen, Geophysicists, and Log Analysts use the latest technology and a deep understanding of the energy business to help owners of oil and gas interests manage their portfolios.  

As a Bickerstaff Associates, Inc. client you receive single-point access to industry knowledge across all these areas of expertise.  We deliver cost efficient service that simplifies the complex in order to value, acquire, develop or divest energy assets for our clients.