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austin, TX, USA
GIS and Data-Integration consultant, and Manager
ArcMap, ArcCatalog, ArcToolbox, ArcView, ArcInfo, ArcPublisher, ArcReader, Modelbuilder
Pathfinder Office, Trimble GPS equipment
Microsoft SQL Server, PostgreSQL, Python, FME Desktop (ETL Tools), XML (KML)
Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint), Adobe Photoshop
Leasing and Unitization Research, Digitization and Integration
At courthouses and the Texas RRC, I have researched, gathered, and digitized leasing and unitization agreements,
integrating them into a GIS. Using the Data Interoperability Tool (FME), I designed a model to transfer these and other
features between an SQL database and a geodatabase.
Landmen contracted to Oil and Gas Companies provide leasechecks, which are imported into a GIS. The data is cleaned for
integrity, and published as interactive maps for ArcReader using ArcPublisher.
Survey headers and station points from directional survey reports were digitized using OCR software. Using Python
scripting and ETL tools, these station points were converted to the appropriate coordinate system, and transfomed into
directional lines representing the wellbore path.
Scout Card Locating
Scout Card records contain detailed location and attribute information of oil and gas wells, many of which have never been
digitized. After getting the location information into a database, an automated process was designed to plot the well
locations based on a land grid consisting of Abstracts, Blocks, and Sections. The land grid was edited for accuracy and
processing, and a script was utilized to automatically plot intersections based on cardinal and intermediate directions from
the land grid boundary lines.
Well Location Change Model
Surface and Bottom Hole locations can change between the time wells are first permitted and when they are drilled. A
model was created to montior latitude/logitude changes amongst thousands of wells, to isolate only those wells whose
location had changed between specified dates. This process helped ensure compliance with Offset Well Clauses and the
RRC’s Rule 37.
Drillinginfo provides WMS and WFS Geodata services to deliver spatial data over the web, allowing clients to connect
directly to our databases. This project involves managing and troubleshooting client connections so that clients can utilize
our well, lease, unit, pipelines, rigs, and other layers across multiple platforms, including ArcGIS, Internal Geoportals,
Petra, and Geographix.
IH 35 Corridor Improvement Plan
The IH 35 Corridor (specifically between San Antonio and Hillsboro) is being expanded and redesigned to improve safety
and traffic flow. Fieldwork was conducted and data was gathered to identify land use, vegetation types, wetlands,
hazardous materials sites, floodplain areas, and other pertinent information. Several alternatives for acquiring new
right-of-way for road design were evaluated using these constraints in order to minimize environmental impacts. The data
was presented by producing maps for engineers and TXDOT personnel, and for illustration at public meetings.
This project involved creating a GIS for reservoirs and parks under the direction of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Fort
Worth District. The initial task was to establish a boundary for the reservoirs, which involved converting data from paper
sources to digital format and conducting fieldwork to locate boundary monuments using GPS. Segment maps showing land
tract information were georeferenced and other data such as imagery, transportation infrastructure, and hydrography were
prepared. The segment maps were digitized and the information transferred to a database to develop a GIS for the tract
registry. Additionally, GPS was used to create a database of the park infrastructure.
The Texas Forest Service conducted a study of trees in the Houston metropolitan region. It was deigned to answer
questions about: a) the role trees have in solving the region’s air pollution problem, b) the urban “heat island” effect, c) the
impact of trees on energy use, and d) the overall value of the urban forest in the Houston area. Maps were prepared using
data such as aerial photographs, road layers, and parcel ownership information. Fieldwork consisted of navigating to the
points with the aid of maps and GPS tools, and contacting the owners of the tracts to secure accesss. Once the point was
located, the location was staked, digital pictures were taken, and landmarks were identified and recorded using GPS and
SH 46 Relief Route, Boerne, Texas
This project consists of determining a location to create a loop for State Highway 46 around Boerne, TX. Floodplain,
wetlands, and threatened/endangered species data was collected and digitized. Additionally, land use data was collected
through fieldwork to determine structures impacted by the proposed route.
I managed a consulting team consisting of as many as 10 interns/technicians. Managerial duties included interviewing,
hiring, termination, training, time-tracking, salary-cost analysis, budgeting, & scope-of-work contract drafting.Additional Experience
Most projects have required the creation of high-quality maps and digital data sets for deliverable and instructional
purposes. While collaborating with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, I trained park rangers and other staff in the
application and use of GIS and GPS.
2020 GIS Consultant/Manager
At Drillinginfo, I was responsible for managing processes to create, ingest, customize and improve spatial datasets for
delivery to clients so that they can make informed drilling and leasing decisions. The data I managed includes wells,
directionals, leases, units, pipelines, and rigs. I managed a Consulting team that provided on-demand contracted custom
services including custom mapmaking, spatial analysis, and leasehold/mineral digitization. I managed our Geodata clients
by collaborating with developers, configuration managers, systems engineers and salespersons.
2012- Wildhorse Energy
2017 GIS ANALYST
For Wildhorse Energy, I used ArcPublisher to create interactive maps for use in ArcReader. I took leasechecks produced by
landmen and incorporated them into a GIS to assist oil and gas exploration companies. I mapped leases, wells, and units
and integrated them with the leasechecks so that the layers are queryable and ready for digital distribution and for printing.
I was a proofreader of manuscripts for electronic books.
2009 PBS&J, Austin, Texas
I was a dive tender on a salvage operation of the USS Westfield, a Union gunboat destroyed in the 1863 Battle of
Galveston. I assisted divers with surface-supplied air and the tools they needed for recovery of artifacts.
2005- Hicks & Company, Austin, Texas
2008 GIS ANALYST/CARTOGRAPHER
This position consisted primarily of GIS analysis for improvement projects such as road construction, transmission lines,
and landfills. Each project required research and understanding many details, including property owner (parcel) data,
right-of-way information, geology, soil, and historical, archeological, and environmental issues.
1999- Spatial Sciences Laboratory, Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas
2004 GIS ANALYST
I was involved in projects ranging from developing a GIS for state park reservoirs in Texas, flood prevention studies along
the Colorado and Clear Creek Rivers, and an urban pollution study in Southeast Texas. The projects required GIS
application using ESRI and TRIMBLE software as well as fieldwork using field maps, GPS, and surveying tools.
Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas. Bachelor of Business Administration: Management
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