Rick Fowler is currently an advisor for three companies: Third Coast Midstream (FPS processing hub and pipeline infrastructure owner in the GOM), Quantum Energy Partners (focusing on upstream development opportunities in the deepwater GOM), and PDI Solutions (production support and inspection service company). Rick was Chief Operating Officer for LLOG Exploration until he retired in 2020. He helped grow the company to the fifth largest producer in the GOM and the largest private US oil producer. In his career, Rick has been involved in eight GOM projects using new floating production systems (FPS) and numerous subsea tieback projects. Prior to joining LLOG, Rick was employed by Dominion E&P (formerly CNG Producing) where he led the $5B Offshore Business Unit including the management of over 300 employees. Rick previously worked for Exxon for twelve years in various operational and supervisory assignments. Rick has a BSME from Tulane University and is a licensed professional engineer. Rick was awarded the API Meritorious Service Award, the SPE Regional Service Award and the SPE Distinguished Contribution Award.