John Pepper, P.E., Registered Professional Engineer, Oil Industry

About John Pepper, P.E.

Registered Professional Engineer in Texas & Louisiana
MBA, Finance

John Pepper, P.E., has more than forty-six years of experience in domestic oil/gas exploration and production operations, management, and petroleum engineering consulting. He was involved in the initial formation of six oil/gas firms, including an internationally recognized engineering consulting firm, all of which were successful and four of which are still in operation.

John has extensive management experience in production, drilling, and reservoir engineering, with total P/L responsibility for an independent oil/gas producer operating in the major domestic onshore basins and in coastal GOM waters. He served as shareholder, director, and chief operating officer for privately owned oil and gas exploration and production company through June 1999. He is currently Partner and Chief Operating Officer for two privately owned independent oil and gas producers. He also has technical knowledge and experience in new oil and gas industry technologies such as 3D seismic, horizontal drilling, and systems applications.

Following is a detailed resume, listing education, experience and references. Please contact John if you have questions or comments.


B.S. Petroleum Engineering University of Missouri at Rolla May 1972
M.B.A. Finance and Management University of Houston December 1991
M.S. Petroleum Engineering University of Houston May 1998


Professional Engineer Texas No. 73051
Professional Engineer Louisiana No. 17391
Committee IPAA representative for EPA funded and NETA sponsored "Oilfield Worker Pollution Prevention and Waste Minimization" Work Group. Served on Advisory and Technical Committees and as Technical Director for Work Group Video "Keeping It Clean", 1994
Society of Petroleum Engineers Member No. 050943


1995 -- Present: President and Principal
John Pepper, P.E.

Petroleum Engineering Consultant
5701 Woodway Dr., Suite 346
Houston, Texas 77057

Consulting Petroleum Engineer in the areas of Oil and Gas Property Valuation, Acquisitions and Divestitures and Corporate Restructuring. Expert Witness Testimony and Litigation support for U.S. Department of Justice, Expert Witness Section.
June 1999 - Present: Partner and Chief Operating Officer
Langham, Pepper & Associates, Inc.;

Russell T. Rudy Energy, L.L.C.
5701 Woodway Dr., Suite 346
Houston, Texas 77057

P/L responsibility for both independent oil/gas exploration and production companies (different partners in each company).
1988 - June 1999: Executive Vice President, Chief Operating Officer, and Director
Langham Petroleum Exploration Corp.

4801 Woodway Dr., Suite 283
Houston, Texas 77056

Elected to above positions in 1988. Complete P/L responsibility for independent oil/gas exploration and production company.
1980 -- 1988: Langham Petroleum Exploration Corp.

Positions of increasing responsibilities.
1978 -- 1980: Partner
Senior Petroleum Engineer
S. A. Holditch and Associates

International Petroleum Engineering Consultants
College Station, Texas

One of original owners during formation and initial growth of this consulting firm. Designed well testing procedures, interpreted and evaluated results, designed and implemented massive hydraulic fracture stimulations for the major domestic tight sand basins. Served on technical teams for classification of several formations as "tight sand" pursuant to NGPA. Extensive experience in technical preparation and field implementation of MHF and well-testing operations.
1976 -- 1978: Senior Drilling Engineer
Bass Enterprises Production Co.

New Orleans, Louisiana

Designed and supervised Gulf Coast Division drilling operations that included North and South Louisiana, Mississippi, and East Texas. Operations were primarily overpressured objectives, both onshore and coastal waters. Mississippi operations included sour gas objectives. Extensive engineering and field supervision experience in "independent" operations.
1972 -- 1976: Senior Production Engineer
Senior Drilling Engineer
Shell Oil Company

Offshore Division
New Orleans, Louisiana

Responsible for multiple platform production operations, including workover and maintenance operations. Designed high volume gas lift installations and participated in joint venture operations on various unitized reservoirs. Responsible for two platform drilling rigs operating in competitive reservoir areas, which included "producing while drilling." Drilling experience included assignment on both Company operated platform rigs and semi-submersibles operating in 2000' water depths.