Robert “Robby” Rockey

Robert “Robby” Rockey

Open Water Capital Partners


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Robert “Robby” Rockey

Mr. Rockey has over 15 years of experience sourcing and evaluating potential acquisition opportunities, evaluating marketed and unsolicited transactions ranging from $500K-$1B in every major oil and gas basin in North America. Prior to founding Open Water Capital Partners, he most recently as EVP of Corporate Development, Co-Head of M&A and a member of the valuation and investment committees at Fleur de Lis Energy. He led the underwriting, acquisition, and integration of the firm’s largest transaction, a $703MM package of CO2 EOR assets in the Rockies which included upstream, midstream, and power components. Additionally, he was responsible for strategic direction of the A&D team and oversight of the firm’s Operations, Corporate Exploitation, and Investor Relations divisions. Prior to Fleur de Lis Energy, Robby served in operations and business development roles with UOGG, LLC and Merit Energy Company. He holds a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Oklahoma, a M.S. in Finance from the University of Texas-Dallas and is a member of the University of Wyoming’s EORI Technical Advisory Board.


  • BS in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Oklahoma in 2005
  • MS in Finance from the University of Texas-Dallas in 2010

Professional Affiliations

  • ADAM Energy Forum
  • Open Water Capital Partners
  • Society of Petroleum Engineers