Our mission with this website is to share our 100 years of combined experience & passion for geology in the hopes that you will also see how interesting geology/science can be and maybe you will guide your children, grandchildren, and/or great-grandchildern towards an education in the field of science. In coming years, America will be critically short of scientist/engineers.
Sandra B. Phillips Born, St.Charles, Illinois (daughter of Don Beaumont) 1978 – BS, University of Louisville, Kentucky 1990 – MS Geology/Geophysics, University of Houston, Texas 1979-2002 – Texaco, Inc (Worldwide Exploration, Business Development, Exploration Portfolio Management)
Rocky R. Romero Born, Lafayette, Louisiana 1971 - BS Chemical Engineering, University of Southwestern Louisiana, Lafayette 1989 - MBA, Tulane University, New Orleans 1971 - 1973 - Research Chemical Engineer, Southern Regional Research Laboratory, New Orleans 1973 - 2002 - Texaco, Inc. (Natural Gas Engineering; Worldwide offshore O&G production station/pipeline design, engineering, construction, installation; Drilling; Operations; Contracts; Strategic Planning; Exploration/Business Development)
Donald Beaumont (our inspiration, but regrettably, deceased. Some of Don's material has been retained on this website) Born, Jamestown, New York 1943-45 – Army Air Corp, England/France 1947 – Married the lovely Claire van Vlaanderen of Hawthorne, New Jersey 1949 – BS Geology, Wheaton College, Illinois 1953 – PhD Geology, Columbia University; taught at Middlebury College, Vermont 1953 - 1985 - Texaco, Inc (worldwide exploration) 1986 - 2000 - KSI, "Geological Modelling Artifical Intelligence/Over-pressure forecasting" startup company December 2014 - Don passed away at age 91