Mr. Beck’s oil field career began with 11 years at Schlumberger, in the U.S., Central and South America. During that time, he helped develop Schlumberger’s Fracture Identification Log. He subsequently served as Vice President at Roberts Oil and Gas, a small public company operating mainly in the Rockies and Oklahoma. He was a Petrophysicist and Chief Geologist for ANR Production Co., with operations mainly in Texas and the Gulf of Mexico, followed by a stint at Transco Exploration as a research petrophysicist and offshore area manager.
Jim Beck was Chairman of the Foundation for Energy Education from 2006 to 2011, as well as President of Tiger Eye Resources LLC, since 2006. Previously, he was President of Seneca Resources Corp. from 1996 to 2006. Mr. Beck joined National Fuel Gas in 1989 as Manager of Geology for Seneca’s California production. Seneca had onshore operations in Texas, Louisiana, Wyoming, Appalachia, California and western Canada, as well as offshore in the Gulf of Mexico.
Mr. Beck earned a B.S. degree in Geology, with minors in Math and Physics, from Iowa State University. In addition, he was a registered Professional Geologist in Texas. He is a member of the American Association of Petroleum Geologists, Houston Geologic Society and IPAA. In 2013, he was elected to the board of the Houston Geologic Society as a director. He was also a board member with the Texas Alliance of Energy Producers, Domestic Petroleum Council (DPC) and IPAA. He has been married to Denise for 52 years and has 2 sons.