Mr. Gibbon has over 40 years’ experience in reserve estimating, economic analyses, and reservoir engineering. Before joining Texas Standard Oil, Mr. Gibbon was Vice President of Tall City Exploration, a highly successful Permian Basin oil company backed by Denham Capital. Tall City made a major, successful extension of the Wolfcamp horizontal play in the Midland Basin with a 68 mile step out into northern Howard County.
Before joining Tall City, he was Sr. Vice President at Ryder Scott Company, L.P., leading multi-disciplinary teams of experts and providing consulting and evaluation services for clients such as Freeport-McMoRan Oil and Gas, Mariner Energy, Apache Corporation, Chevron USA, and many other public and private companies and investors.
Mr. Gibbon began his professional career with Tenneco Oil Company, followed by employment at Pogo Producing Company, North Central Oil Corporation, and Texas General Petroleum Corp.
He founded and managed his own petroleum consulting firm, IDM Engineering, Inc., for more than 10 years before returning to the direct E&P side of the business with assignments at Tatham Offshore, Inc. and Harken Energy Corp.
Mr. Gibbon graduated with a BS in Petroleum Engineering from the Colorado School of Mines. He is a licensed professional engineer in the states of Texas and Louisiana and is a member of SPE, the Society of Petrophysicists and Well Log Analysts, and the Society of Petroleum Evaluation Engineers, where he served as Houston Chapter Chairman and as a member of the national Board of Directors.