Title: Senior Drilling Engineer
Company: Northeast Natural Energy
Location: Morgantown, West Virginia, United States
Joshuah W. Dalton, Senior Drilling Engineer at Northeast Natural Energy, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Engineers for dedication, achievements, and leadership in petroleum engineering.
Supported by more than 15 years of experience in engineering, Mr. Dalton commenced his career in 2004 as an intern for Protea Biosciences, holding the role for two years. Upon receiving a Bachelor of Science in mechanical engineering from West Virginia University in 2008, he began serving as a mechanical engineer for the National Energy Technology Laboratory at REM Engineering Services until 2010. While studying toward his Master’s degree, Mr. Dalton worked as a research engineer at Oak Ridge National Laboratory and in 2012, received a Master of Science in petroleum and natural gas engineering from his alma mater. From there, he joined CONSOL Energy in 2011, remaining with the company until 2017 in such roles as drilling engineer, drilling design engineer, senior operations engineer and lead engineer. From 2017 to 2019, he was a production engineering supervisor for CNX, and since 2019, he has excelled as a senior drilling engineer for Northeast Natural Energy.
Alongside his primary roles, Mr. Dalton has also served as an adjunct professor at West Virginia University since 2013. Receiving a Star Fellowship from the Society of Petroleum Engineers in 2010, he is a past member of several organizations, such as the American Coalition for Clean Coal Energy, the Advocacy Team for Mining, the Association of Energy Engineers and the Secure Energy for America Campaign. Demonstrating versatility in his profession, Mr. Dalton has also authored or co-authored numerous books and articles in journals. Looking toward the future, Mr. Dalton intends to spearhead his own consulting firm or operating company. He attributes his success to diligent work, dedication, open-mindedness and collaboration as a team player.
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