I have 49 years of experience, and specialize in the field of mining and petroleum engineering with specific knowledge in the areas of production operations, financial analysis and reserves determination. I have published on such topics as fair market determination of coal bed methane wells, development of oil and gas properties and railroad tariffs in coal mining. I have testified 7 times on topics such as stone quarry placement, in-place coal reserves on right-of-way and oil and gas operations (sampling and measurement). My whole career has been remarkable. Being raised in the rural deep south, I couldn’t have imagined the career I’ve had, with the opportunity to practice hands-on, teach, perform research, travel world-wide, and to remain fascinated by professional practice some 50 years later.