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Shilpa Abbitt


Shilpa Abbitt joined Canaan Resource Partners as Chief Investment Officer in January 2015. Abbitt’s efforts are centered on opportunistic capital deployment for Canaan Resource Partners, with an emphasis on evaluation of prospective investments and the monitoring and management of existing assets. Abbitt’s oil and gas industry career spans 27 years and includes extensive shale experience gained while employed with Devon Energy Corporation. Her investment evaluation responsibilities with Canaan Resource Partners are complemented by her extensive role in business development. Abbitt earned an MS in environmental engineering from Georgia Tech University in 1999 and a BS in chemical engineering from Texas A&M University in 1992. She began her career with Texaco in 1992, and served in various roles including Executive Business Analyst at the corporate headquarters in White Plains, New York, to asset engineer in Midland, Texas. From 2001 to 2013, Abbitt was employed by Devon Energy Corporation in Oklahoma City as a Senior Advisor – Reservoir Engineer, in the Barnett Shale, East Texas field, Permian Basin, Anadarko Basin and New Ventures projects. Immediately prior to joining the Canaan team, Abbitt served as the Vice President of Reservoir Engineering at Warwick Energy Partners I and II in Oklahoma City. Abbitt serves on the Advisory Council of the Artie McFerrin Department of Chemical Engineering at Texas A&M University.