Patrick J.F. Gratton
Geologist and President, Patrick J.F. Gratton Inc., Dallas.
28, 1933, Denver.
United States Coast Guard Academy, New London, Conn.
University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, New Mexico, B.S.
in geology, 1955, M.S. in geology, 1958
1954 -- Geologic
trainee, summer employee, Magnolia Petroleum Corporation,
1955 -- Field
geologist, summer employee, Westvaco Mineral Development
Corporation, Grants, N.M.
1956 -- Geologist,
Utah Construction and Mining Corporation, Denver
United States Army, six months active duty
Geologist, Shell Oil Company, Roswell, N.M.
Geologist, Shell Oil Company, Houston; Santa Fe, N.M.; Del
Geologist, Shell Oil Company, Tyler, Texas
Administrative assistant to exploration vice president,
Delhi-Taylor Oil Corporation, Dallas
Consulting geologist, Dallas
1966 -- Geological
manager, Capitan Inc., Dallas
Partner and operations manager, Nearburg Oil Properties,
-- Independent geologist, Dallas
-- President, Patrick J.F. Gratton Inc., Dallas
1960; DPA (1966); EMD (1977); DEG (1992)' Certifled Petroleum
Group Insurance Committee
House of Delegates
Distinguished Lecture Committee
-- Visiting Petroleum Geologist/Visiting Geologist Program
President DPA; Advisory Council member (ex-officio)
Nominating and Registration Committees (DPA)
Long Range Planning Committee (DPA)
House of Delegates Constitution and Bylaws Committee
-- Governmental Affairs Committee (DPA)
House of Delegates chair Constitution and Bylaws Cominittee
Co-chair Certified Coal Geologist Cominittee (DPA)
Advisory Board (DEG)
1994 -- Instant
Response Committee (DPA)
House of Delegates chair International Member Participation
Chairman of House of Delegates
-- Trustee Associates member
House of Delegates Newsletter Committee, chair, Dallas delegates
-- House of Delegates Newsletter Committee
Budget Review Committee
Chair House of Delegates ad hoc Procedures (aka Operations)
-- Visiting Geologist Committee (vice chair 1999-2000; chair
and Associated Societies and Sections:
New Mexico Geological
Southwest Section, 1976-1977
Society of Independent
Professional Earth Scientists (#412, newsletter editor,
director, vice president and president in mid- to late 1970s;
and vice president of SIPES Foundation, 1982)
Epsilon; Phi Kappa Phi; American Institute of Professional
Geologists #2860; Texas Independent Producers & Royalty
Owners director and executive committee; Texas Producers
Advisory Group vice chair and Petroleum Technology Transfer
Council alternate director (1994-1997); Texas Oil and Gas
Forum/Texas Railroad Commission Data Project 95; Dallas
Energy Council vice president (1990-1991)
Service Award (Dallas Geological Society, 1982)
Award (Dallas Geological Society, 1985)
Alumnus (University of New Mexico, 1989)
Service Award (Society of Independent Professional Earth
Service Award (AAPG, 1998)
(Society of Independent Professional Earth Scientists, 1998)
(Dallas Geological Society, 1999)
Member (HOD, 2000)
Service Award (Dallas Geological Society, 2002)
Foundation director (1984-1988 and 1995-present)
of Corporate Directors (1986-1988)
(fellow) and Texas chapter chair (1987-1988)
for Mentally Ill
New Mexico Foundation Inc. director (1992-2000)
rules can aid search for Smackover"
Permian oil most active in state" (with W.J. LeMay)
oil east of the Pecos" (with W.J. LeMay)
trends of northern Chaves County, New Mexico"
United States oil and gas outlook" (contributor)
improving small producing properties"
government policies on United States exploration and production"
State incentives for oil and gas producers' editor"