Meet the Consultants

Dan Kennedy, Sr. Consulting Partner, 903-570-0351: Dan began his career with Cities Service Oil Company in Midland, Texas as an engineer technician with responsibilities in production, drilling, and work overs from 1977-1979. From 1979 until 1993, Dan worked for Lake Ronel Oil Company in Tyler, Texas. He was the Drilling/Production foreman, and was then promoted to Field Operations Manager with responsibilities of the Active Drilling Program overseeing daily operations in Texas, Arkansas, Mississippi, Kentucky, and Florida. From 1993 to present, Dan has partnered with Larry Stall in creating a consulting company for the oilfield industry, (East Texas Oilfield Production Services, Inc.).

Larry Stall, Sr. Consulting Partner, 903-738-3858: Larry began his career as a roughneck and worked his way up to a well pumper, then to field supervisor, and finally Vice President of an independent energy firm in Oklahoma. He then left the energy firm to start his own oilfield equipment business, eventually selling the business and purchased several leases in the East Texas area. After substantially increasing the value of the wells purchased, he sold them to various Texas and Colorado operating companies. In 1993, he began his consulting career partnering with Dan Kennedy. Larry has a broad and diverse background in the oilfield industry, including drilling, completion, production, acquisitions, equipment sales, and plugging and abandonment. 

Art Davis, Sr. Consultant, 903-738-3061: Art started his career with Dowell Company as a sales & service engineer and worked there for 5 years. Art then worked 4 years as drilling foreman with White Shield Oil & Gas. 12 years as engineering manager, vice president of drilling & production with Excelsior Oil Corp. 27 years as owner and president at West Mountain Operating Company developing an extensive base of long term and loyal customers based on honest and fair service to a variety of oilfield needs, whether it being drilling, work over, remedial or daily operations of oil and gas properties.

Bill Godsey, Professional Geologist, 903-720-7855: Bill graduated from Baylor University in 1982 with a degree in Earth Science & Environmental Science. Went to work for Texas Railroad Commission in District 6 as a geologist. Bill focused on environmental rules and regulations for the state of Texas. He also worked several years in private sector as a geologist. In 1995, Bill formed Geo Logic Environment Services which provides comprehensive environmental, regulatory, and geo science consulting throughout the United States to the energy industry. In 2012, Bill founded Hydrogeo, an oil & gas production company. Bill has a wide range of oil & gas experience that includes state permitting in the ArkLaTex area; commercial and private salt water disposal permitting; drilling & completion of commercial and private salt water disposal wells. Bill also performs well studies for abeyance of plugging reports for conservation of state minerals. 

James Herman, Petroleum Engineer, 580 276-0477:  James recently joined ETOPSI after serving the last several years as Production Manager for Longfellow Energy with day-to-day responsibilities for completion and production operations in North Texas, SE Oklahoma, and their horizontal Mississippi Lime Project in North Central Oklahoma. James brings 40 years’ experience to the ETOPSI team with varied experience in operations, artificial lift optimization, reservoir engineering, horizontal & vertical completions, and regulatory compliance in Oklahoma and Texas. Prior to joining Longfellow, he served as Regional Superintendent in the mid-continent area for Quantum Resources Management and a similar position with Encore Operating. James began his career with Texaco, Inc., and has worked mid-continent, North Texas, Rockies and Permian Basins. James is a graduate from Texas Tech University with a BS degree in Petroleum engineering. He is a member of SPE and is a registered professional engineer in the state of Texas. (#45077).

Larry Downing, Well Site Supervisor, 903-646-3102: Larry brings many years of experience to our team. The first 11 years of his career he spent in the well service industry, gaining experience as a floor hand, derrick man, rig operator, and tool pusher. He then spent the next 8 years at Texas Oil & Gas Corp. in Palestine, TX area as a drilling foreman, and an area production & drilling superintendent. The next 12 years he spent doing consulting work such as completions, work overs, and production for Smith & Harmon Engineering, and James E. Smith & Assoc. The following 11 years were spent with Richardson Enterprises running Fishing tools in Kilgore, TX. Larry came to ETOPSI in 2003 and has benefited our customers and team since then.

Wally Stall, Well Site Supervisor, 903-738-6771:  Wally came to ETOPSI in 2005 as a lease operator. Since beginning, he has had responsibilities w/ cased hole work, production and after frac logging, frac preparation, coil tbg drill outs, well completion, GLV installation, sub pump installations, plugging & abandonment supervision for various operators. Lease reclamation & cleanup.

Chris Fourd, Drilling Supervisor, 940-365-6112: Chris began his career in 1994 as a roughneck with Delta Drilling, also working with Reading & Bates Offshore, then Greywolf and Martex Drilling. He became a driller for Unit Drilling in 2000. Chris drilled for Unit, Pioneer and Bronco. He became a directional driller for DDC Company in 2007 for 2 years. In 2010, Chris started tool pushing for Red River Drilling. Chris became a valuable asset to the ETOPSI team in 2014.