The Star Creek Energy Team

Charles A. SternbachCharles Sternbach with business partners on location in Texas

President, Star Creek Energy Company
President, First Place Energy, LLC


  • Ph.D, Geology from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, New York
  • 27 years experience in oil and gas business
  • Houston Geological Society - President 1999-2000
  • Houston Geological Society - Honorary Life Member
  • American Association of Petroleum Geologists Houston Convention Chairman (2006)
  • AAPG Honorary Member 2011
  • AAPG DPA President-Elect

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Charles SternbachCharles Sternbach started his career at Shell Western E&P in Houston, in the U.S. mid-continent areas of Michigan, Illinois, Arkansas and Oklahoma, and West Texas areas, as a staff geologist. During his career at Shell he was a lead geologist for the West Texas Permian Basin group, and the Lodgepole-Mississippian reef play in the Williston Basin.

Charles then joined Jordan Oil and Gas, based in California, as Houston Exploration Manager in 1997. A proven oil finder, Sternbach is credited with finding a dozen new fields collectively while at at Shell, with Jordan Oil and Gas, and as an independent (Texas and Michigan). Today, he is President of two separate independent exploration companies with oil and gas leases covering 50,000 acres.

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