EVP, Engineering & Operations
Mr. Torres is the Executive Vice President of Engineering and Operations of Black Canyon Midstream. Charles has more than 20 years of experience in the oil and gas industry. Most recently, he served as Vice President of Engineering for Summit Midstream Partners, LLC where he was responsible for the engineering, design and technical support for existing and newly developed oil, gas and water assets.
Previously, Charles has held various engineering and management positions throughout the Midstream, E&P, Utility, Engineering Services and Fabrication and Construction sectors, and has worked in multiple basins including the Piceance, Denver-Julesburg, Green River, Williston, Utica, and Barnett. Charles began his career as a Project Engineer designing natural gas equipment for a custom shop fabrication company. In 1997, Charles went to work for Public Service Company of Colorado, where he was responsible for the engineering, construction and commissioning of multiple natural gas compressor stations, treating facilities and pipeline capital projects. In 2002, Charles joined ForeRunner Corporation as a Project Engineer, and then moved on to assist in developing a new Engineering & Project Services Division for Mayo Industries, Inc. in 2004. Charles eventually became Director of Engineering & Project Services, where he developed and led a successful team of engineers, designers, project managers, and procurement specialists to provide and support full EPC services with Mayo’s legacy Shop Fabrication and Construction Divisions. In 2007, Charles joined EnCana Oil & Gas and worked extensively with the Jonah Field’s Production & Reservoir Development teams. His responsibilities included managing Jonah’s capital well development program & drilling schedule, managing the engineering, construction & commissioning of a major Cathodic Protection capital program to protect over 1,400 well casings, and evaluating long term regulatory & optimization planning strategies for the production and gathering facilities.
Charles has a BS in Engineering, Mechanical Specialty from Colorado School of Mines and is a registered Professional Engineer in the State of Colorado.