James A. Gibbs is a Manager of Five States Energy Capital, LLC and serves as Chairman of the Board of Managers of Five States Energy Company, LLC. Mr. Gibbs received a BS in Geology from the University of Oklahoma (1957), then served as a communications officer in the US Navy from 1957 to 1959. He received an MS in Geology from the University of Oklahoma (1962).
In 1962, Mr. Gibbs was employed as a geologist by The California Company (now Chevron-Texaco) in New Orleans and Lafayette, Louisiana. In 1964, he opened an office in Dallas, Texas, as a consulting geologist and independent oil and gas producer. He has initiated drilling prospects, purchased and sold oil and gas leases, operated wells, and served as an exploration consultant to several companies. From 1975 to 1978, Mr. Gibbs consulted exclusively for Petrus Operating Company. From 1978 to 1981, he consulted for Cornell Oil Company. From 1981 to 1983, he consulted for Lyco Energy Corp. Since 1964, he has participated in drilling more than 600 wells, primarily in Texas, Louisiana, and Oklahoma.
He is a past President and an Honorary Life Member of the American Association of Petroleum Geologists, the largest geological organization in the world. He is also past President and Honorary Life Member of the Dallas Geological Society, and is a member of a number of other professional and industry organizations. Mr. Gibbs is a frequent lecturer at professional meetings and various universities, and is listed in Who’s Who in America and Who’s Who in the World.