• L.D. (Dave) Simon IV – Project Operations Manager

    Dave has 27 years of experience in the petroleum industry using superior technical skills during all aspects of operations. He is a third-generation drilling industry descendant in both domestic and international operations. Dave has successfully supervised projects with up to 120 personnel on a daily basis. He has previous operations experience in TX, OK, UT, WY, ND, NM, CA, KS, PA, WV, CO, FL, LA, GOM, Pacific Ocean, West Coast of Africa, Oman, and Abu Dhabi.   He spent the first 16 years of his career working directly for some of the industry’s top performing companies including Tom Brown Inc. (Encana Acquisition 2004) and ExxonMobil.  In 2006, he founded Total Energy Services, Midland Texas, Division, as an expansion of TES Corporate offices located in Conroe, Texas, to provide consulting, engineering, technical specialties, and project management to Oil and Gas operating companies.


  • Jaron P. Simon – Senior Drilling Engineer / Project Operations Manager

    Jaron received his bachelor’s degree in Petroleum Engineering from Texas Tech University. He is a third-generation drilling industry descendant with 10 plus years of industry experience providing engineering, project management and superintendent work covering areas including domestic and international locations. He specializes in horizontal and complex well designs utilizing UBD and MPD technologies. Jaron has operational expertise in Texas, Louisiana, West Virginia, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Colorado, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Kansas, North Dakota, and the Middle East.


  • Patrick Wales – Drilling Engineer

    Patrick graduated from Texas A&M with a degree in Petroleum Engineering. Before he came to work at TES, he gained rig site experience working as both an intern and full-time MWD Engineer in the Permian (West Texas), the Eagle Ford (South Texas) and the Haynesville (East Texas/ North Louisiana) regions. Since joining the team in 2013, he has focused on Permian Basin projects with several private-equity companies with a scope of duties ranging from staking, permitting, and location construction, to well design and drilling operations.  Patrick has had additional experience with horizontal drilling, including shallow San Andres/Grayburg horizontals, and design of Spraberry/Wolfcamp laterals.


  • Kelly M. Brown – Senior Drilling Engineer / Project Operations Manager

    Kelly is a 1993 graduate of Colorado School of Mines with a Bachelor’s degree in Petroleum Engineering.  After graduation he joined Meridian Oil/Burlington Resources in Houston, Texas working in the drilling group.  Following Burlington, Kelly worked for progressively smaller independent companies including Belco Operating, Howell Petroleum, and Proton Energy prior to joining Total Energy Services.  Kelly has worked a variety of geologic and geographic areas including South Texas, South Louisiana, East Texas, Anadarko Basin, Texas/Oklahoma Panhandle, Mississippi, Michigan, and the Rockies (DJ Basin, Power River Basin, Big Horn Basin).  Kelly’s drilling background has included conventional low pressure as well as geo-pressured environments and he has an extensive background in horizontal and directional drilling with project depths ranging from 1000’ to 20,000’ MD/TVD.  Kelly has also spent a considerable portion of his career working completions, workovers, production, acquisitions, and divestitures, so brings a well-rounded E&P company perspective to projects.  Kelly has been with Total Energy Services since 2005 and is focused on high integrity and delivering quality work for our client companies while continuously seeking improvement. .


Whether your needs consist of on-site well supervision or total project management, Total Energy Services is your provider.


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