Vernon Johnson

Senior Manager, Drilling & Completions


Mr. Johnson is a graduate of the Technical University of Nova Scotia and Dalhousie University with a Bachelors in Mechanical Engineering and a Bachelor of Science respectively and is the current Sr. Drilling and Completions Manager for Caelus Energy Alaska, LLC. Mr. Johnson joined Pioneer in 2009 after a career with Halliburton Energy Services and has over a decade of experience working on the North Slope.

His professional specialties and current focus at Caelus include operational safety, extended reach and complex well drilling, offshore operations and logistics, hydraulic fracture planning and execution, complex well completions and servicing, and exploration drilling. Over his career, Mr. Johnson has received many awards for his work, and written several professional papers.

Mr. Johnson is a member of the Society of Petroleum Engineers and is an avid outdoors man.