Halcon Resources – Houston, TX 2013-2016
Performed Exploration project evaluations for potential acquisitions/divestitures on full time contract basis. Detailed research to fully evaluate each prospect, e.g., well tests, core data, Geological & Geophysical input studies, leasing constraints, offset production, “analogy well sets/data” and groundwork O&G industry networking. Made routine project progress and/or completed project presentations to Management for prospect buy and sell decisions.
Petroskills– Houston, TX 2012-2016
Concurrently with my Halcon contract, I also developed and taught industry courses with Petroskills. The primary courses are customized versions of “Cased Hole Evaluation” and “Production Logging”.
SELF EMPLOYED– Houston, TX 2012-2013
Formed S-Corp and did Petrophysical evaluations for selective Texas based Independent O&G Companies.
EP Energy (Formerly Coastal O&G, El Paso E&P Company) – Houston, TX 1999-2012
(Note: El Paso E&P bought Coastal O&G in 2001, and subsequently became EP Energy following a spin-off from the 5/31/2012 Kinder Morgan purchase.)
Senior Staff Petrophysicist
Performed prospect evaluations for all international, domestic, offshore and Non-Conventional activity, including field studies, brown fields, acquisitions and divestitures (including Southeast US prospects).
Schlumberger – Houston, TX 1963-1999
Sales Development Engineer
Began employment as Field Engineer in 1963 and held various Field positions domestically and Internationally until 1969 when promoted to Special Field Engineering assignments, such as Nuclear Magnetic Logging development. Promoted to Sales Engineer in 1970 which initiated a career in Sales and Marketing from that point forward.
As Sales Engineer and later as Sales Manager, marketed and sold all Schlumberger products, building growth markets and providing technical assistance for client base. Made frequent client presentations as well as teaching frequent educational seminars.
MBA – Texas A&M University at Corpus Christi, TX 1996
BS, Petroleum Engineering – Missouri University of Science and Technology 1960
Also completed approximately 15 hours for MS, Petroleum Engineering before being called in to US Armed Services.
Registered Professional Engineer, State of Texas
Annual attendance of Professional Society Technical Symposiums, e.g., SPE, SPWLA, AAPG, Urtec, NAPE.
A list of all individual industry personal training seminars/courses attended is available on request.
Executive Board, SPE, 1990.
Board of Directors, SPE, 1986-1990.
Several terms as local President, VP and Treasurer for SPWLA in Corpus Christi and Houston from 1965 to present.
President, Corpus Christi Geological Society, 1996
Director, South Texas Energy & Development, Texas A&M, 1995-1997.
Director, Schlumberger Employees Credit Union, 1989-1998.
Member AAPG, SPE and SPWLA.
SPE Paper 160149, “Production Decline Analysis of Horizontal Wells Intersecting Multiple Transverse Vertical Hydraulic Fractures in Low-Permeability Shale Reservoirs”, by Bobby D. Poe, Jr, Herman Vacca, Art Benjamin and Keith Atwood, SPE Annual Technical Conference and Exhibition, San Antonio, Texas, October 8-10, 2012.
A list of all other publications is available on request.
SPE Legion of Honor, 2007
Distinguished Service Award, SPE, 1991
Regional Service Award, SPE, 1992
Six "Wildcatter" Awards, Schlumberger
Outstanding Sales Manager Award, Schlumberger, 1989
1st Lt, US Army, Mannheim/Sandhofen, Germany 1961-63.
Managed petroleum storage and testing laboratory for US 7th Army, Europe.
Local Houston Civic and Charity Organizations
Petroleum Engineering and Petrophysical background with extensive conventional/non-conventional global experience including open and cased hole formation evaluation, specializing in new technology applications. Especially adept in working with teams to integrate formation evaluation results with local and regional projects such as the Eagleford, Wolfberry, DJ Basin and others. Dedicated to total integration concept analyses in search for commercial new, old and bypassed pay. Comfortable with frequent presentations, educating, tutoring, mentoring and networking.