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Experience of James E. Smith, P.E. In Exploration & Production Operations



Over 39 years of professional involvement in the oil and gas industry.

Consultant and operating manager on over 1,000 wells ranging in depth from 3,000' to 20,000'.

Experience has been primarily in East Texas with additional work in South and West Texas, Texas Gulf Coast, Louisiana, New Mexico and Oklahoma.

Experience includes both low and high pressure wells, including wells classified as critical service wells.

Experience has included both office engineering and well site supervision.

Managed the operation of 100 wells owned by SMK Energy for Deberry Operating Company from 1984 to 1989.

Managed the operation of Hanover Energy, Inc. from 1984 to 1989.

  • Petroleum Production Management
  • Cherco Operating Company
  • Roil Mineral and Land Company
  • SMK Energy, Zapata County,
  • Texas
  • East Texas Production Management
  • Zapata-Fender, L.L.C.
  • Enigma Inc.

Computer literate with experience in current state-of-the-art engineering software available to the petroleum engineers.

Operation supported by state-of-the-art computer work stations.

Experience includes reserve & evaluation work with numerous projects completed and accepted by major financial institutions.

Operating experience is multi-disciplined with experience in planning, supervision and operation of wells.

Duties include the handling of all invoices, billing, and revenue distribution, along with the day-to-day operational requirements of an exploration and production company.

Recognized reputation with the legal fraternity as an expert in oil and gas operations with extensive and tested record.


2013 James E. Smith & Associates, Inc. (800) 587-9660, 310 S. Vine, Tyler, Texas 75702
Fax (903) 593-5527, Houston (713) 263-8047, email: smithjames@jes-engineer.com