Prior to co-founding Drillinginfo in 1999, Allen was an independent oilman for seven years, co-founding three profitable exploration and production companies. He began his oil patch career with Marathon Oil Corporation as a geophysicist working in research, seismic acquisitions, and South American exploration. Allen is active in all aspects of Drillinginfo’s new product development and is widely recognized for his leadership and vision. He holds several patents in the field of component seismology.
Allen earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Geology from Rice University and a Master of Science in Geology from the University of Texas at El Paso.