Profile Updated: June 30, 2017
Residing In Houston, TX USA
Spouse/Partner Pat
Occupation Petroleum Engineer - Petrophysicist
Children Jason, born June 1982
Michelle, born October 1985
Ashley and Brittany, born July 1987
Grandchild More…Emily born April 2012
Grandchild Connor born April 2016

Worked for Schlumberger in the oil and gas business end of 1974 through 1980 working in Michigan, Illinois, Indiana, Texas, and Louisiana. Married in 1980, moved to Houston Texas, went to work for Home Petroleum and Union Texas Petroleum until 1991 properties in Texas, Louisiana, Oklahoma, Offshore Gulf of Mexico, Alaska, Columbia, Indonesia, and Pakistan. In 1991 thru 1997 at Pennzoil Oil and Gas, led worldwide technical services groups in US, Canada, Azerbaijan (Caspian Sea), Qatar, Egypt, and Bahrain. Started Sierra Pine Resources International (SPRI) end of 1997 consulting operating companies and providing technical services in exploration and development of oil and gas in US, Gulf of Mexico, Alaska, Syria, Turkey, Azerbaijan, Canada, and Brazil.

Hobbies/enjoyment: Fishing, hunting, artwork.

I am very proud of my four children, I believe we have raised some good citizens, and now looking forward to the grandchildren. Our two grandchildren are in Gilbert Arizona just outside of Phoenix with the oldest daughter and her husband. Our son and his wife just moved to Austin and are expecting their first (a boy) in November (2017). One of our twin girls married in 2016 and lives in Houston, the other will marry in October 2017 and lives in Ann Arbor.

I am re-establishing a Michigan presence, coming back to sink at least part of the taproot. Very much looking forward to reconnecting to classmates, old friends, and listening to the life's stories, travels, and experiences.

School Story

Graduated from Central Michigan University 1973, BS Mathematics and Physics

Post graduate studies in Physics at CMU 1974

Post graduate studies in geology, rock physics, and geophysics University of Houston. Centenary 1979, University of Houston 1982-1983

Post graduate studies in Petroleum Engineering 1983-1985, MS Petroleum Engineering from University of Houston 1985

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Interesting (near) coincidence, my oldest is Jason Anthony born June 25 1980. Jim can you contact me either at 281-851-9500 or email I would like to visit more, I am around until September 9.

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