Alaska's Oil & Gas Consulting Company

James Ray – Geological Consultant

Mr. Ray has over 30 years experience in the Oil Industry with 25 years as a Consulting Geologist in the Rocky Mountains and Alaska areas. He has worked 8 years on the North Slope of Alaska and 17 years in the Rocky Mountains Basins and Overthrust Belts in Montana, Wyoming, Utah, and Colorado. He has been involved in all operations of wellsite work and supervision. Jim was involved in the 1st tri-lateral and penta-lateral wells drilled on the North Slope

EDUCATION

B.S. Earth Science, Montana State University, Bozeman, Montana (1977)

Drilling Mud Technology, Milchem Incorporated, Houston, Texas (1979)

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

2000 to Present Petrotechnical Resources of Alaska, Anchorage Alaska

Consulting Geologist, Prudhoe Bay ( North Slope) Alaska

1999 to 2000 SUNBURST CONSULTING, BILLINGS, MONTANA

Consulting Geologist, Big Horn Basin, Wyoming

1997 to 1999 Professional Business  Services, Anchorage, Alaska

Consulting Geologist, Prudhoe Bay ( North Slope) Alaska

  • Drilled numerous extended reach horizontals for BPXA and ARCO Alaska
  • Drilled numerous exploration wells on the North Slope of Alaska

1996 to 1997 SUNBURST CONSULTING, BILLINGS, MONTANA

Consulting Geologist, Complete Wellsite Geological Responsibility on numerous horizontal and straight hole projects in Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, and Wyoming

1980 to 1995 RAMAS INC./ TERRA SERVICES INC., DENVER, COLORADO

Consulting Geologist, Complete Wellsite Geological Responsibility on numerous over thrust, horizontal and straight hole projects in Montana, Wyoming, Colorado, North Dakota, and Utah

  • Drilled the deepest over thrust well in Montana for Unical in 1989.

1979 to 1980 MILCHEM INC., HOUSTON, TEXAS

Mud Engineer, Worked Rock Springs, Wyoming, Manager Powell, Wyoming District, Top of class in Mud School.

1975 to 1979 MONARCH LOGGING COMPANY, SAN ANTONIO, TEXAS

Mud Logging Party Chief Unit Manager for offshore logging unit in the Gulf of Mexico for one year and on land in South Texas.

1972 to 1975 UNITED STATES FOREST SERVICE, REGION ONE (ROCKY MOUNTAINS)

Private Contractor, Bid on Forest Service Projects, including trail building, tree thinning, and tree slashing, top contractors in Region One for 2 years.

1970 to 1972 UNITED STATES ARMY

Infantry, Viet Nam Service, 20% Disabled overseas

1969 to 1970 VAN DYKES OIL FIELD SERVICE, ROUNDUP, MONTANA

Roustabout, General Roustabout duties including building water injection plants

PROFESSIONAL SKILLS AND ACHIEVEMENTS

• Well Site Supervision of all geological activities

• Well cuttings identification

• Formation correlations

• E-Log analysis and correlation

• Registered Professional Geologist of Wyoming # 1951

• American Association of Petroleum Geologists

• Geological Society of America

• Montana Geological Society

• Wyoming Geological Association

• American Legion