Randy LaFollette, is the Manager, Shale Gas Technology, for BJ Services and works from the corporate Technology and Operations Support Center in Tomball, Texas. Mr. LaFollette holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Geological Science from Lehigh University in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. He has 33 years of experience in the oil industry; including field, region, and research level positions and has worked for The Western Company of North America, Reservoirs, Incorporated, and BJ Services. He is active in SPE, aiding with conference organization and presenting on various reservoir and completion / stimulation topics. He has also presented on shale topics at AAPG and other industry group meetings. He is a co-author of a recently published industry book, Modern Fracturing, Enhancing Natural Gas Production.