1987-Present Pipeline Equities, Houston, Texas
Bought, sold, evaluated and appraised operating crude, natural gas and product pipelines for company account. Acted as agent for Exxon, Occidental, Texaco, Arco and Koch and others. Engaged in the purchase and deconstruction [removal] of 15 million feet of pipelines and associated gas plants, refineries, gathering systems and crude oil terminals. Responsible for overall projects including procurement, inspection, evaluation, hiring of supervisory personnel, environmental issues (including asbestos issues and ACM), compliance, landowner relations, and right-of-way issues as well as marketing in U. S. and exporting to China and India and other markets. Developed pipeline appraisal business encompassing throughput, pipe values, salvage, and the “forty factors” concept for valuating pipelines including transmission, trunk, main and gathering systems as well as easements. Active in consulting in litigation for pipeline companies, land owners and government agencies in North America regarding issues of easements and right of way contracts, pipeline safety, construction and deconstruction practices, environment concerns such as asbestos issues on coatings and the issues of abandonment of pipelines.
1983-1987 Tradex Tubulars, Houston, Texas and Anchorage, Alaska
Purchased surplus and used oilfield tubulars on North Slope and Kenai, Alaska. Refurbished and sold in the United States and Canada and other markets. Responsible for purchasing, plugging and abandoning depleted oil and gas wells for salvage in Texas and Louisiana for company account. Responsible for marketing resulting pipe and equipment.
1972-1983 Tradex Petroleum Services, Houston , Texas
Bought, sold, fabricated, unitized, and exported oilfield drilling and production equipment to contractors in U. S., South America, Central America, and Persian Gulf [Iran]. Packaged mud pumps and other components as well as complete drilling rig packages to customer specifications with combined new, used, and rebuilt equipment. Initiated and maintained extensive electronic database of worldwide petroleum industry.
1977 – 1979 Southwest Supply, Houston, Texas
Served as President and CEO of general-purpose oilfield pipe and supply with nine stores throughout South Texas, New Mexico and South Louisiana.
1973 – 1983 Tradex Publications, Houston , Texas
Published Tradex, a journal of used oilfield equipment, which was distributed throughout the world (15,000 copies.) Also published 30 titles of oilfield directories and technical manuals including >Whole World Oil Directory, Alaska Petroleum and Industrial Directory, Texas Drilling Permits, Texas Petrodata Report and Southwest Petrodata Report via electronic publishing related database marketing.
1970 – 1973 Americana Petrochem, Houston, Texas
Construction and operation involving offshore production platforms. Working from base platforms and new construction for additional new adjacent platforms involving crude and natural gas hook ups for new oil and gas production. Additional research and development of oil spill dispersants and biodegradable chemicals for use on offshore drilling rigs and drill ships. Developed brands of “Deep Six Degreaser”, “Rig Wash” and “Supergard” as biodegradable chemicals suitable and safe for offshore use.
1968 – 1970 Western Company of North America
City Sales and Technical Field Representative: downhole services. Responsibilities including extensive laboratory work testing new cementing techniques and formulas for ultra deep heat and pressure sensitive applications for offshore and onshore oil and gas wells.
1964 – 1972 S.H. Howell Drilling Company, Alice, Texas
Partner in exploration, drilling, production, and work over in South Texas for company account.
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