Gary Dye has been in the oil and gas business for nearly 40 years. He began his career as a lease operator in the Altamont/Bluebell field, and has been working these same wells for nearly four decades.
As assistant superintendent, Operations, Gary is responsible for the operations and support for XTO’s 750 wells in Utah. He supervises 30 people, including foreman and lease operators, and handles scheduling and staffing to ensure 24/7 coverage.
This role requires Gary to coordinate with various other XTO groups, such as engineering, automation and completion.
“Bringing people together to head in the same direction can be a challenge, but it’s imperative that we work well as a team. It’s my job to make sure we’re productive and that everyone goes home safely. We have to make decisions that are the best for our group and the best for XTO,” Gary says.
Gary also serves as XTO’s Utah congressional constituent contact. Through coordination with XTO’s Public and Government Affairs group, Gary meets with congressional members once a year in Washington, D.C., to share important information about our industry.
“I enjoy participating in the program because it gives me the chance to talk to our leaders about why energy is important and share facts about our industry,” Gary explained.