Jeff Kerns

EXECUTIVE VICE-PRESIDENT

Petroleum Engineer with expertise in field operations, reservoir assessment, well design, field accounting and team management.  Mr. Kerns has managed capital budgets and performed reservoir surveillance for thermal recovery projects, waterfloods, depletion and gas drive reservoirs.  He has also supervised numerous well workovers.  Mr. Kerns has been active in oil and gas industry since 1978 beginning as a roughneck and roustabout.  He has held various staff and supervisory positions for Mobil Oil, Venoco Corp. and his own consulting firm. He was a member of a select group in 1989-90 that authored Mobil Oil’s billion dollar, billion-barrel heavy oil development strategy for the San Joaquin Basin of California that has performed beyond expectations.  Jeff graduated with a Petroleum Engineering degree from Stanford University in 1979, is a registered professional engineer and is a director of a local Rotary Club and a local Sanitary District.