John has 36-years in facilities engineering, operations, project management and leadership in the oil & gas industry with critical skills in steam injection for heavy oil extraction & conventional oil development with Unocal and Chevron. John holds a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical and Petroleum Engineering from the University of California, Berkeley and an MBA from Cal State University, Bakersfield.
Chris has extensive experience in hydraulic fracturing of tight/shale formations, reservoir stimulation, and new technology development. Chris worked for Schlumberger Technology Corporation for over 20-years as a Senior Engineer and technology leader with experience in diverse markets across five (5) continents. Chris holds thirty-one (31) patents. Chris holds a Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering, University of Michigan.
Kent has 35-years in the heavy oil business involved in financing, acquisition, and development of California, Missouri and Texas heavy oil properties. Kent previously involved in the real estate industry and developed 6,540 apartment units and 3,720 acres of land in Texas and Denver, Colorado. Kent holds a BSc with honors from the University of Texas at Austin.
Geologist/Petrophysicist - Rick was promoted to start and build the original petrophysical department at Occidental Petroleum Inc. (OXY). Rick left OXY to take on the new challenge of starting a geological and petrophysical consulting firm, Digital Petrophysics Inc. (DPI). DPI worked for clients in California’s heavy oil projects. Rick holds a Masters in Geology from the University of Southern California.
Geologist/Petrophysicist - Deborah has worked in the California heavy oil business for over 30 years as a development geologist and petrophysicist. Deborah began her oil industry career as a geologist with Getty Oil and Mobil Oil. Deborah joined the consulting firm Digital Petrophysics Inc. (DPI) and managed numerous large heavy oil reservoir characterization projects. Deborah holds a Masters in Geology from California State University in Los Angeles.
Joe has over thirty-five years of extensive experience in heavy oil research with 16 years at Shell and 16 years at Chevron as a team leader of heavy oil in Bakersfield CA. Joe developed Chevron's $5 million horizontal well testing facility in the Kern River heavy oil field for new steam technologies. Joe earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Petroleum Engineering from Oregon State University.