Robert L. Cavnar is a 30 plus year industry veteran with deep experience in operations and management of both public and private energy companies. As CEO, Mr. Cavnar is responsible for Luca Technologies’ vision, strategy, growth initiatives and clean energy policy.
Prior to joining Luca, Mr. Cavnar served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Milagro Exploration, a large, privately held oil and gas exploration firm based in Houston, Texas with operations along the Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi Gulf Coast and offshore Gulf of Mexico. Mr. Cavnar began his career working on drilling rigs and in pipeline operations, spending 10 years in the field managing multiple rig drilling programs, as well as construction of gas processing facilities. He is certified by the USGS/MMS inwell control and blowout prevention.
Mr. Cavnar is author of Disaster on the Horizon: High Stakes, High Risks, and the Story Behind the Deepwater Well Blowout. He holds a Master of Business Administration degree from Southern Methodist University, a Bachelor of Science degree from Eastern Michigan University, and completed the Program for Management Development at the Harvard Business School.