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Randy Albert, is the owner and CEO of Shale Advisory Group, a consulting firm focused on the emerging shale plays in the Appalachian Basin and around the world. Mr. Albert retired from CONSOL Energy in January 2014 after a 34-year career, serving the last several years as the Chief Operating Officer-Gas.  Mr. Albert began at CONSOL as a mining engineer in 1979 and served in various roles on the coal side of the business until he was tapped to lead the Coalbed Methane Business in CONSOL Energy's Southern Appalachia Region. In 1990 Mr. Albert led the formation of Pocahontas Gas Partnership, a joint venture with Conoco which ultimately drilled and stimulated over 4000 wells in southwestern Virginia and became one of the largest CBM plays in the world. In 2005, Mr. Albert took on operational leadership roles and successfully developed the CONSOL Energy Gas business in Northern Appalachia. In 2010, he was named the Chief Operating Officer-Gas and given operational responsibility for CONSOL Energy's entire gas business. During his tenure, Mr. Albert led the rapid development of CONSOL Energy Marcellus Shale program as well as the emerging Utica Shale program.

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Randy Albert

Mr. Albert was also instrumental in leading the $3.5 billion acquisition of Dominion Resources E&P; business in 2010. Mr. Albert is a past Chairman of the Marcellus Shale Coalition and a Member of the Board of Eclipse Resources Corporation, Vanguard Natural Resources and Wellsite Rentals and Fishing Tools.  He serves on the Strategic Advisory Board of Black Bay Energy Capital, a New Orleans based Private Equity fund, and the Advisory Board of Gas Field Services, a Rosedale VA based OFS  provider.  He holds a BS in Mining Engineering from Virginia Tech, where he is a Mining and Minerals Engineering Distinguished Alumnus and serves on the Mining Engineering Department’s Advisory Board.  In April of 2016 Mr. Albert was inducted into the Academy of Engineering Excellence at Virginia Tech, the highest honor bestowed upon the College of Engineering graduates, an honor bestowed upon only 141 of its 65000 graduates. Mr. Albert is a Registered Professional Engineer in WV and VA.

Boards & Consultancy Roles


Eclipse Resources Corporation

Lead Independent Director

Vanguard Natural Resources

Board Member


Wellsite Rentals and Fishing Company

Board Member


Coalfield Water Development Fund

Advisory Board Member


Virginia Tech, Mining Engineering

Advisory Board Member


Bluefield Baseball Club Board

Board Member


Black Bay Capital Strategic Advisory Board

Advisory Board Member


Gas Field Services

Advisory Board Member


12+ Private Companies


Speaking Engagements

SWEPI vs Talisman

Talisman Expert Witness


Gasco vs Knox

Knox Testimony Witness



Academy of Engineering Excellence at Virginia Tech

Society of Petroleum Engineers




Pittsburg Business Times

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