Accomplishments by Decade

Dee Jenkins - Senior Partner, President

1980s and 1990s
Dee began his career as an intern at Union Pacific Resources Company in 1988. There he won the Vice President’s Recognition Award as an intern by expanding a major drilling effort at Stratton Field in Nueces County, Texas. The expansion resulted in drilling an additional 40 wells over several years. As a member of the Austin Chalk Team, he drilled hundreds of horizontal wells. Dee mentored three interns and directed, as team leader, a group responsible for running up to six drilling rigs simultaneously in the Ozona Field. He pioneered the idea of drilling the first horizontal well in the James Lime of east Texas, which today has over 100 horizontal wells producing in Texas and Louisiana. Dee formulated, fostered, and promoted the active fractured James Lime play in the East Texas Basin, which could ultimately yield over a trillion cubic feet of gas. After managing the first horizontal Strawn Lime wells in the Val Verde Basin, his team developed a program that ultimately drilled over 60 horizontal and fracture stimulated wells. The team drilled over 800 vertical wells in the Canyon Sands.

In 1997 he joined Belco Petroleum, where he generated a large inventory of prospects, and placed external deals with numerous partners. While managing an 80-square-mile 3D seismic program and drilling 27 wells, the company realized the highest profit per dollar invested of any play or program until the company was purchased by Westport Resources in 2001. He also created a Joint Venture as a non-operator at Elm Grove field in north-central Louisiana. This milestone occurred when he re-engineered this project by ranking ultimate production yields in the field and reorganized the drilling schedule to pull the highest value targets forward in the cycle, making the project economic, even as product prices were low.

In 2001 he joined Crimson Energy Company. After joining Crimson Energy with other former Union Pacific Resources employees, Dee helped to grow the asset base from $32 MM to over $130 MM in value. He also generated new prospects and developed new software to predict the outcome of new ideas using neural networks and fractal statistics. The models were tested against real-world results, with real-world benefits.

After Crimson’s properties were liquidated, Dee founded Energy Frontiers Partners in May of 2004.

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