Dick Rinehart

Dick Rinehart, Senior Advisor, PetroCap

Mr. Rinehart is a Senior Advisor to PetroCap and a member of the Board of Managers for Fund I.  He is a founding principal of PetroCap and has 50 years of industry experience.  He has served as Director of Coopers & Lybrand’s Energy Systems and Services Division. Prior to joining Coopers & Lybrand, he was a principal of Dawn Information Resources, Inc., the largest independent, fee-based oil and gas asset administration and software service organization. Mr. Rinehart served as CEO of Terrapet Energy Corporation, which was active in property acquisitions.  Prior to the formation of Terrapet, he was employed as President of the Terrapet Division of E.I. DuPont de Nemours and Company.  He was responsible for all aspects of the Terrapet Division, which managed DuPont’s participation in the oil and gas industry.   Before its acquisition by DuPont, he served as CEO of Terrapet Corp., a privately owned E & P company. Before the formation of Terrapet Corp., he was manager of supplementary recovery methods and senior evaluation engineer with H. J Gruy and Associates, Inc.  Prior to his association with the Gruy firm, he was a partner of Petroleum Engineering Associates of Laramie, Wyoming, specializing in the presentation of short courses related to advanced recovery techniques.   During this period, Mr. Rinehart served as a faculty member of the Department of Petroleum Engineering at the University of Wyoming.  Mr. Rinehart has received Bachelor of Science degrees in Mechanical Engineering and Business Management from the University of Colorado and a Master of Science degree in Petroleum Engineering from the University of Wyoming.  He is a registered professional engineer, currently in an inactive status, in the state of Wyoming.