Gerald "Gerry" Calhoun

Born in the Oklahoma oilfields in 1933, Gerry’s family moved to Seminole County (6 bbo). During WWII he pumped two wells off of his bike. He was educated in a three-room school until sixth grade and Gerry's dad started a trucking and construction company. It turned out that Gerry was “the handiest swamper for overnight jobs.”

While playing football in junior college, Gerry met young men from all over the Middle East and South America while preparing for OU where he studied under Karl Moore. His summers were spent roughnecking, dressing tools, driving “everything Halliburton owned.”

His career was launched at Humble where Gerry spent a year surface mapping followed by three years in the Air Force ROTC then he joined Texaco in Oklahoma City. After transferring to Midland, Texas he made two nice discoveries then joined Bruno Hansen and found one very nice field. In 1978 Gerry joined Pennzoil and he always seemed to end up in a wild, remote area as a district geologist. After retiring early in 1986 he started at New Paradigm Exploration as a surface geochemist consultant.

Gerry has written numerous articles for the Oil and Gas Journal and has taught short courses on energy and climate for Vanderbilt University.

Gerry Calhoun was born in the Oklahoma oilfields in 1933. During WWII he pumped two wells off of his bike. He met young men from all over the Middle East and South America while preparing for OU. His summers were spent roughnecking, dressing tools, driving “everything Halliburton owned.” His career was launched at Humble where Gerry spent a year surface mapping. After three years in the Air Force ROTC he joined Texaco in Oklahoma City, later transferring to Midland, Texas where he made two nice discoveries. After retiring early in 1986 he started at New Paradigm Exploration as a surface geochemist consultant.

Gerry has written numerous articles for the Oil and Gas Journal and has taught short courses on energy and climate for Vanderbilt University.

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