T. D. Baskin
A proven leader and veteran U.S. Naval Officer, T. D. Baskin serves the company as Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer. T. D. has 15 years of experience and originally joined Cardinal in 2010 to manage 320 MMcf/d of brownfield processing facility projects in the Oklahoma Arkoma Woodford shale.
In his prior role as Cardinal's Vice President of Engineering & Construction, T. D. led a hand-selected team in greenfield engineering, construction and operations efforts in Pennsylvania’s Marcellus and Utica shales. Prior to the asset’s sale in March 2017, his team was building out rich gas gathering pipelines and compression and condensate stabilization facilities in western Pennsylvania. Designed for 300 MMcf/d, the constructed and operating assets unlocked production from over 40,000 acres in the northern Pittsburgh suburbs.
Prior to joining Cardinal, T. D. was a Facilities Engineer at Chesapeake Midstream. After managing nonstandard facility projects from the Western Slope of the Rockies to the Fayetteville Shale, he was tasked with the engineering and construction of Chesapeake’s first Lo-Cat Sulfur Recovery plant scaled to accommodate 1 Bcf/d of sour gas from the Haynesville Shale.
T. D. launched his career in the natural gas industry with Enlink Midstream’s predecessor, Crosstex Energy. In addition to his focus in pipeline and facility engineering, he was also integral to pipeline system management of the East Texas business unit. Other early skills learned were in business development, contract amine treating and operations management.
T. D. attended Texas A&M University, where he received his Bachelor of Science degree in engineering technology. T. D. also served for six years on active duty in the U.S. Navy, including two years as an enlisted sailor and four years as naval officer, during which time he completed various technical schools, including Damage Control, the Aegis Officer’s Course, Advanced Gas Turbine Engineering and the Navy’s most challenging technical training, Nuclear Power School.