John Barnwell

SVP of Operations

Mr. John Barnwell serves as Senior Vice President of Operations for Centric Infrastructure Group (“CIG”). As SVP, he is responsible for tactical planning and execution with respect to the company’s growth projects across new and existing service areas. Mr. Barnwell also manages CIG’s EPC (Engineering, Procurement, and Construction contracts) and oversees the Company’s efforts regarding ESG (Environmental, Safety, and Governance).

Mr. Barnwell has over 45 years of upstream & mid-stream oil & gas industry experience; both domestic and international. He joined Centric after providing post sale transition services to the new owners of his former company, Merlon International.

During his career, Mr. Barnwell has been responsible for drilling and completing several hundred wells in the Arab Republic of Egypt and more than a thousand wells, both vertical and horizontal, in all of the major development areas of Texas, Louisiana, Arkansas, Mississippi, and Alabama.

Prior to joining Centric Infrastructure, Mr. Barnwell was Sr. VP of Operations at Merlon International, an international E&P company based in Houston, Texas. Before joining Merlon, he was Director of International and Special Projects at Brammer Engineering, Inc. in Shreveport, Louisiana plus many years of operations management and as an engineer in private practice, as well as holding various board, management, and ownership positions with exploration, production, pipeline, and contract drilling companies.

Mr. Barnwell holds Bachelor of Science Degrees in Petroleum Engineering and Professional Aviation from Louisiana Tech University. He is a licensed Registered Professional Engineer in Petroleum Engineering.

Outside of work, Mr. Barnwell enjoys helping his six grandchildren learn and take part in flying, biking, hiking, water sports, fishing, and shooting sporting clays, along with a little golf and taking long walks at (or near) dawn with his wife and two dachshunds.