Mr. Huffman began his career in the oil and gas industry in 1977 as a production geologist for Texaco in New Orleans where he evaluated numerous fields, reviewed farmouts, and handled unitization projects. In 1980 he took a job as exploration geologist with the McMoRan Exploration Company. His duties included prospect generation and screening of third party deals. He then joined McCormick Oil and Gas in 1982 as the district geologist in their Lafayette office, where he handled well activity screening, and generating. McMoRan rehired Mr. Huffman in 1983 as their chief exploration geologist. In 1986 they promoted him to Vice President of Exploration for the onshore which required the oversight of the activity from in numerous programs from Louisiana to California. Other responsibilities were budgets, seismic acquisition and the development of the onshore properties. He served in this capacity until McMoRan outsourced him to the CLK Company in 1992. At CLK, Mr. Huffman screened, generated prospects and oversaw 3D acquisition, purchases, and bidding. He worked onshore, offshore, and deep-water prospects in the Gulf of Mexico. Mr. Huffman left the CLK Company in 2002 and did consulting work for Lewis Gilbert and Associates until later in the year when he became one of the founders of LaBay.

Mr. Huffman was born in Burlington, Iowa in 1953 and raised in western Illinois. He graduated from Northern Illinois University in 1975 with a BS in Geology and in 1977 received an MS in Geology from Northern Illinois University.

Mr. Huffman is a member of the New Orleans Geological Society, the Houston Geological Society, the American Association of Petroleum Geologists.  He is an active member of the Society of Independent Professional Earth Scientists and served as the President of the National Board in 2010-2011.

Kenneth J. Huffman


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