Operations

POCO Operating

POCO is a privately held exploration and production company with operations in the Denver-Julesburg Basin. We are committed to creating value for our partners, to enhancing the well-being of the communities in which we operate, and to the safe and responsible production of natural energy resources.

Owner Relations: (972) 392-6110
ownerrelations@providence-energy.com

Accounts Payable: pocoaccountspayable@providence-energy.com

Emergency Hotline: (614) 460-5122

Fred Witsell

Fred Witsell leads POCO Operating and has over 39 years of industry experience, serving in a variety of roles over those years, including management, operations, A&D, geology, trading, risk management and marketing. Fred is highly experienced in the DJ Basin and his prior work experience includes Mark West Hydrocarbon, Inc., Cornerstone Natural Resources, LLC and High Sierra Energy Partners LP. Fred earned his MBA in Energy Management from the University of Denver and his BS in Geology from Colorado College.

Devin Brown

Devin Brown is responsible for all aspects of POCO’s operations, including well construction, drilling, completions, production and facility management. Devin brings a wealth of industry experience to Providence with over 25 years of industry experience, the majority of which has been focused in the DJ Basin. Prior to Providence, Devin worked at various companies – Sundance Energy, Cirque Resources, El Paso E&P and Baker Hughes. Devin graduated from Texas Tech University, earning his degree in Mechanical Engineering.

Meghan Grimes

Meghan Grimes joined Providence in 2020 and brings 15 years of industry experience to POCO.

Meghan’s responsibilities are focused around the management of all state and local permits, regulatory administration and correspondence, as well as all COGCC legal and compliance matters.

Prior to Providence Meghan served in related roles at Anschutz Exploration Corporation, Enerplus, Noble Energy Inc., and Pioneer Natural Resources. Meghan graduated from Albion College with a degree in Communications.