Adam Zimmerman BSc Geology

Senior Geologist 


Frontera Group LLC is a technical geoscience service provider to the oil and gas industry. With headquarters in Albuquerque, NM the company has focused much of its efforts in San Juan and Permian Basins. Frontera Group LLC offers complete wellsite geology services including mudlogging and geosteering as well as support for efforts in exploration such as geologic mapping and subsurface analysis.

In conjunction with geoscience services, Frontera Group LLC is engaged in efforts to research, develop and bring to market new technologies that will help champion some of the important challenges that lie ahead in energy extraction. The company's current efforts in research and development are focused on water management, well head emissions and remote power generation

Zach LaPointe founded Frontera Group LLC in 2015 as a wellsite geology service company headquartered in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Frontera Group LLC’s services and infrastructure have been modeled around his experience working as a consultant and employee for both operators and service providers in the Upstream Oil and Gas sector. Zach has focused the company on providing top notch geoscience support services by partnering with the nations most qualified experts and continuously motivating both employees and clients to enhance the collaborative approach to energy development.

Zach began his path in geoscience at the University of New Mexico where he completed both his undergraduate and graduate degree in geochemistry. While working in the radiogenic isotope laboratory he mastered analytical methods in mass spectrometry on a variety of instruments (ICP-MS, MC-ICP-MS & TIMS). Zach joined Horizon Well Logging LLC and ConocoPhillips were he began his career in the energy sector in the Permian Basin and Eagle Ford. As a consultant Zach advised a private equity firm based in Mexico City on participating in the bidding process for Integrated JV contacts with PEMEX on Mexico’s Gulf Coast. As the current president of Frontera Group LLC Mr. LaPointe is dedicated to raising the bar in geological services to provide clients with the tools to remain adaptable and competitive in a volatile energy market.

Zach is bilingual in English and Spanish and holds a true passion for language, culture and history. Zach speaks two native dialects from rural New Mexico and engages with indigenous communities in outdoor education and community events. 

Zach LaPointeMSc Geology



Adam Zimmerman is a geologist who for ten years has engaged himself in the application of professional research, data acquisition and field exploration. Mr. Zimmerman went to the University of New Mexico on scholarship and graduated in 2010 with a B.Sc. degree in Geology. Adam began his post-graduate career in 2011 mud-logging exploration wells located in northwestern Nevada, and throughout 2012 he was positioned on numerous oil/gas and geothermal drilling sites. In 2012 he began work for a Texas based mineral exploration and development company and has since advanced exploration projects in AZ, CO, NM, TX, UT, and WY, from initial land work (surface access agreements, leases, claim staking and property acquisitions) to resource development and publication.