Van Spence is the President of Denver-based Rampart Energy Company, which acts as an operating company for a variety of energy related ventures. Rampart (formerly known as Duncan Energy Company) was originally formed by Babcock & Brown in 1990 as the operator of NBB Energy Partners I LP, a ten-year, exploratory drilling project. Today, Rampart’s focus is on the remediation and revitalization of marginal, orphaned, or abandoned oil fields within the US.
Van has 27 years of technical oil and gas experience. Prior to joining Duncan in 1993, he held a variety of engineering and management positions with Shell Oil Company in Houston. He is a 1985 graduate of the University of Wyoming where he received a degree in Petroleum Engineering and was an Academic All-America baseball player.