James V. Richards

Ysleta High School, El Paso Texas
University of Texas Austin, Texas BS in Geology Class 1956
University of Texas Austin, Texas Post Graduate Study 1960


60 Years in Oil and Gas Exploration
Certified AAPG Petroleum Geologist #115556
Houston Geological Society, Executive Board  1996-1997
Present and Longtime AAPG Delegate to National Convention
Past Treasurer of SIPES, Houston Chapter
Ex Board Member University of Texas Jackson School of Geoscience Alumni Group
Area Geologist for Coastal States Gas Producing Company in Abilene, Texas and Lafayette, Louisiana
Coastal States Gas Producing Company, Offshore Manager, Houston, Texas                                                 
Texas Offshore Geological Manager King Resources Company
Assistant Geological Manager Pengo Petroleum, Houston, Texas
Managed Weeks Petroleum Houston Office ( Later became Santos U.S.A.)
Managed Houston office for Genesis Petroleum Company
Managed Crossroads Oil Company office Houston, Texas
Founding Director of Louisiana Offshore Ventures, Subsidiary of Houston Energy, Houston, Texas
Managed Houston office for Genesis Producing Company
Exploration Manager, SOLA Oil and Gas, Houston.
Block 60-s Field, 3-D Case Histories, GCAGS Special Publication
Numerous Essays Published SIPES, HGS, AAPL

Military Service: 
Retired Commander in the U.S. Navy with 20 years active and reserve service

Houston Petroleum Club
Houstonian Club
Onshore Exploration Independents
Chief Geos