Our Leadership

Ray Childress, President

Ray Childress, President

Gridiron standout and Texas A&M All-American Ray Childress was known as ‘a one man wrecking crew’. A first round pick by the Houston Oilers in the 1985 NFL draft, the five-time All-Pro lineman dominated at both defensive end and defensive tackle, and honored his commitment to ‘give your very best on every play’. In doing … Continue reading

Jerry Keen, Chief Operating Officer

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Jerry’s success story began over 25 years ago while working as a Directional Driller, before advancing to become a Drilling Coordinator. From there Jerry spent seventeen years running operations for Sperry-Sun, Halliburton and Weatherford. He has managed a $350 million asset base with $425 million in annual revenue and co-authored and submitted three patents for … Continue reading

Lane Keen, DD Operations Manager

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Lane has been in the oil business for over three decades. His first position was in 1978 as a roughneck for Sawyer Drilling Co. in East Texas. In 1991 he began his career in directional drilling as a Directional Driller Trainee for Sperry-Sun in Lafayette, LA. He has worked for various major directional drilling service … Continue reading

Art Poffenroth, MWD Manager

Art Poffenroth

Art has an electronics Engineering Diploma and Bachelors of Science in Technical Management from DeVry University. For the last 17 years he has worked in a variety of MWD/LWD positions including operations, technology development, manufacturing, R&M, support services leadership and management. He has worked with various energy companies domestically and internationally, including Phoenix Technology Services, … Continue reading

Mark Adair, Senior Well Planner

Mark Adair

Mark holds a degree in Geographic Information Sciences/Geology from Texas State University in San Marcos. He began his career creating maps for the Census Bureau which led him to creating maps and stereo pairs for the NGA/CIA. Mark made the move into the oil field as an MWD Engineer then transitioned into the position of … Continue reading

Paul Roberts, Engineering Manager

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Paul holds a Mechanical Engineering degree from the University of Alberta. He began his career in oilfield services in 1991 working for Sperry-Sun Drilling Services as a Manufacturing and Operations Support Engineer. Paul has held management positions in Sales, R&M and Operations while working for R&M Energy Systems, Drill Motor Services, Pathfinder Energy and Weatherford. … Continue reading

Ricci Halbrook, Motor Shop Manager

Ricci Halbrook

Ricci began his career in the Oilfield Service Industry working in the field as an MWD Operator Trainee with Ryan Energy in Houston. While in that position, Ricci gained drilling experience in most of the major shale plays in the continental United States. Within a few years’ time, he held the position of Senior MWD Technician as well … Continue reading

Edgar Cifuentes, Dispatcher/Tool Coordinator

Edgar Cifuentes

Edgar began his oilfield career as a motor shop technician for Rensco Directional, moving into Quality Assurance/Quality Control. Edgar was then given the opportunity to start up and lead Rensco’s night shift. During that time, Edgar was also responsible for coordinating all of the directional tools and keeping in contact with field hands to ensure that all tools … Continue reading

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