The Energy Generation Leadership Program (EnGen) is part of the Colorado Oil & Gas Association’s focus upon industry education and outreach.

The Mission of EnGen is to educate and empower the next generation of oil and gas leaders by providing industry-specific leadership and professional development.


The EnGen program is a one-year, curriculum-based, highly selective leadership development program tailored to emerging leaders in Colorado’s oil and gas industry.  The curriculum is thoughtfully crafted to provide students a unique forum and comprehensive approach to professional development through a series of educational seminars, social networking events, a community outreach project, and an end-of-year group project.  


  • Empower through education
  • Engage with industry leaders
  • Unite professionals from diverse facets of industry
  • Establish relationships with the community through outreach projects
  • Improve industry retention of future leaders

Program Format

  • One-year program
  • Curriculum-based leadership development
  • Tailored for emerging leaders in oil & gas
  • Components:
    • Six education seminars
    • Four social networking events
    • One community outreach project
    • One end-of-year project


Young professionals who have been in the industry for at least three years and no more than eight years are invited to apply. Application is only open to employees of COGA member companies. If you would like to confirm whether your company is a current COGA member, contact us at email hidden; JavaScript is required.


Applications for the 2019 EnGen Class are due November 9, 2018 at 11:59pm MST. Click HERE to apply.


Companies who would like to promote the mission of EnGen, are able to financially sponsor this unique program as an EnGen Champion. We do not currently have sponsorship positions open, but inquire with us at email hidden; JavaScript is required for other available opportunities.

Class of 2018

Hari Krishna Bharadwaj, Senior Consultant, Trinity Consultants, Bryan Bugg, Engineering Supervisor, Liberty Resources, Matthew Cook, Production Engineer, Crestone Peak Resources, Danielle Dobratz, Assistant Controller, Extraction Oil, Bryce Doty, Landman, Bill Barrett Corporation, Matthew Eden, Engineering Analyst, Resolute Energy Corporation, Jacob Eicher, Completions Engineer II, Noble Energy, Inc., George Green, Assistant General Counsel, DCP Midstream, Chelsea Grossi, Associate, Davis Graham & Stubbs LLP,  TJ Hanneman, Production Engineer III, Noble Energy, Inc., Steve Hockett, Oil & Gas Environmental & Regulatory Compliance Project Manager, H2E, Inc., Ryan Hutcherson, Chief Operating Officer, Concord Energy, Brittney Kinney, Account Manager TIGT/TPC Pipelines, Tallgrass Energy Partners, James Kopp Operations Engineer III, Whiting Petroleum Corporation, Melissa Landolt, Project Consultant, Spirit Environmental, Vien Nguyen, Facilities Engineer, PDC Energy, Chris Noonan, Surface Landman, Crescent Point Energy US Corp, Ryan Pagel, Manager of Chemical & water Engineering, QEP Resources, Ann Prouty, Partner, Faegre Baker Daniels LLP, Kyle Reed, Reservoir Manager, QEP Resources, Abigail Rimel, Manager of Project Development, Sterling Energy, Cody Robinson, Senior Engineer, Anadarko Petroleum Corporation, Jesica Ryczko, Corporate Reliability Engineer, DCP Midstream, Markley Schlegel, Associate, Hogan Lovells US LLP, Nicole Schoemer, Senior Financial Analyst, Great Western Oil & Gas Co. , Drew Sendelbach, Operations Technician III, Bill Barrett Corporation, Scott Szymanski, Maintenance Manager, Whiting Petroleum Corporation, Katie Tate, Community Relations Specialist, PDC Energy, Patrick Travers, ,General Manager, Dolan Integration Group (DIG), Armando Trevino, Landman, Caerus Oil & Gas LLC, Kristopher Turner, Reservoir Engineer, Resolute Energy Corporation, Olivia Turner, Geologist, Anadarko Petroleum Corporation, Cole Walton, Production Engineer, Caerus Oil & Gas LLC.