Energy consultant for Energy Strategies, Inc. specializing in natural gas supply and transportation strategies, contract negotiation and compliance, and regulatory involvement. Previously held various engineering and contract management positions with Northern Natural Gas and Northern Liquid Fuels. Registered Professional Engineer in the state of Oklahoma with a degree in Chemical Engineering from Iowa State University and an MBA from Creighton University.
Natural gas consulting activities for end-user, municipal and producer clients including strategic planning, evaluation of natural gas supply and transportation arrangements, contract review and negotiation and natural gas management. Activities also include coordination of shipper groups, expert witness testimony, gas control, review and approval of invoices and statements, identification of and negotiation of gas supplies and markets, regulatory compliance and development of short and long term gas supply and market options. Responsibilities include supervision and coordination of efforts of other staff and interaction with operating, marketing, management and regulatory personnel.
Coordinated contract, production, proration and ratability issues for more than 600 wells in the Anadarko Basin. Required a working knowledge of proration, contracts, well characteristics and surface equipment. Interacted with more than 200 producers, state agencies, pipeline companies and company operating, accounting, marketing, engineering and legal personnel to resolve problems and ensure compliance. Maximized company profits through deficiency calculation and negotiation, well production management and cost-effective facility utilization. Managed computer data base and reviewed program specifications. Supervisory duties of work direction, problem resolution and performance review.
Project manager/engineer on more than forty projects ranging from $20,000 to $42 million. Responsible for design, cost and schedule estimate and control, material specification and procurement, contact selection and construction management. Minimized expenses by resource optimization and efficient management. Coordinated efforts of other engineers, purchasing agents, designers and contractors and interacted with operating personnel, vendors and management within and outside of company. Projects included gas processing plants, pipelines, storage facilities, compressor stations, and ethanol plants.
Designed and analyzed gas distribution systems.
Iowa State University – 1975 through 1979, Bachelor of Science, Chemical Engineering
Creighton University – 1979 through 1983, Master of Business Administration (MBA)
Ongoing continuing education classes and seminars
PROFESSIONAL AND CIVIC AFFILIATIONS
Registered Professional Engineer (Oklahoma)
Oklahoma Society of Professional Engineers
Member: Fellowship Bible Church
AWAY FROM THE OFFICE
Actively serves in our church and in local and international missions
Involved in international and domestic travel and lived in Southeast Asia for several years
Enjoys bicycling and is a fan of college sports