Geologic, Geographic, and Technology Consulting Services for the Energy Industry
Andrew K. Finley
Manager, Geologist, M.Sc.
Wyoming Licensed/Certified Professional Geologist #2806
Andy earned his B.Sc. degree in Geology at the University of Illinois in 1990, and then went on to graduate with a M.Sc. in Geology and Geophysics at the University of Wyoming in 1992. He initiated his career with Conoco, Inc. by carrying out exploration and development for onshore assets within the Williston Basin. Andy received training and experience in petroleum geology, practical log analysis and seismic interpretation. From 1994 to 1998 Andy was a consulting geologist in the Rocky Mountain Region performing wellsite geology/supervision for coal bed methane, horizontal/multi-lateral and vertical wells, property evaluation, prospect generation and geologic studies in Wyoming, North Dakota, South Dakota, Nebraska, Montana and Colorado. Andy joined GF&A in 1998 and has thrived working on a magnitude of projects since then. Projects have encompassed many basins across the United States and several projects overseas. Studies have included Unconventional and Conventional plays.
Andy is continuously improving technologies to elevate our efficiency and hone our geologic interpretations. In addition to his software/programming prowess, Andy is responsible for expert geologic testimony, property evaluations, prospect exploration and generation, reservoir development planning and geologic supervision of conventional and unconventional drilling.
Jimmy E. Goolsby
Founder, Emeritus Geologist, Ph.D
Wyoming Licensed/Certified Professional Geologist #56
Jimmy graduated from Eastern New Mexico University with a B.Sc. in Geology in 1970. He then pressed on to obtain a M.Sc. from Montana State University in 1972, and his Ph.D. from Texas Tech University in 1975. Jimmy's love for the Rockies brought him to the USGS in Casper in 1975 to map the surface and subsurface geology of the Powder River Basin. From 1976 on, he has worked in Casper, Wyoming as a consulting geologist. The magnitude of studies Jimmy has performed over the years has given him a war chest of personnel knowledge and understanding of Wyoming geology.
Jimmy's work has largely consisted of prospect generation, property evaluations, acquisitions, field studies, secondary unit reports and follow-up with appropriate government agencies including the Oil and Gas Commission, BLM, etc. In addition to these activities, Jimmy supervises, supports and coordinates personnel (i.e., in house geologists, wellsite geologists, engineers, landmen, and attorneys).
Jimmy left his position with GFA in March of 2020 in order to serve as a member of the Wyoming Oil and Gas Commission, providing his extensive expertise and leadership to the community. We miss him at GFA but know that he will provide far greater value to the energy industry and the State of Wyoming. Thank you, Jimmy!
Accounts Payable and Receivable
Valine joined GF&A in 2001, performing data entry. She was promoted to Office Manager in 2008. Valine now supports and facilitates the smooth running of our office. Valine maintains the office's efficiency by planning and implementing office systems, layouts, controls the accounts payable and receivable, and equipment procurement. She also assists in calibration of logs, as well as data procurement. She is our Safety Coordinator responsible for our safety program that is utilized to train both our office staff and wellsite geologists.
Anne E. Marquard
Wyoming Professional Geologist #4109
Anne obtained a B.A. from the University of Nebraska in 1986. She also obtained an Associates of Business in accounting in 2001 from Casper College. Anne worked as a full charge bookkeeper for a local ranch operation. Anne's intense interest for earth processes brought her back to school to focus on Geology in 2011. In 2013, she joined GF&A as a Geologic Technician. She has since completed an Associates of Science in Geology from Casper College, passed her Fundamentals in Geology test and is now a Geologist.
Anne contributes a great deal to our team through a variety of work, which includes the creation of Petra projects, the initiation of cross-sections, structural and stratigraphic mapping, log calibration and digitization, well file research at the Wyoming Oil and Gas Conservation Commission, and data integrity checks.
W. Jason Whitmire
When Jason graduated high school, he went straight to Casper College and got an associate degree in business administration. He worked for Wyoming Beverage for four years and decided he wanted something new and more challenging and went back to college for geology. In December of 2015 Jason graduated from the University of Wyoming with a B.Sc. in Geology. Jason started working for GF&A as a Geological Technician in February of 2018.
Licensed UAV Pilot
Nicole has served at GFA since May of 2018 as the ArcGIS Manager. She graduated from Casper College May 2018 with Associates Degrees in Geographical Information Systems, Geology, and in 2017 she earned an associate degree in Environmental Science, as well as a certificate in Geographical Information Systems. Nicole is a result focused GIS Specialist with a background in Geology and Environmental Science. Nicole has extensive mapping experience, map production using spatial orientation procedures, collection of GPS data, project management, mapping identified geological features, and the formations of Wyoming. Nicole is proficient in the production of Highly complex structural and stratigraphic maps, including the use of aerial imagery collected from drone flights, state databases and digitizing hand maps. She has an excellent ability to collect and interpret geospatial data, managing, analyzing, modeling, and presenting geographic or spatial data. Nicole is skillful with statistical analysis, data interpolation, analyzing the spatial and non-spatial information, geological land surveying and the collection of aerial imagery with drones. Nicole also possesses a UAS part 107 Certification (Drone Pilot) through the FAA for Unmanned Aircraft Drone flights. Nicole continues to advance with the ever-evolving Geospatial Technologies here at Goolsby, Finley and Associates.
Chief Technology Officer
Technology Systems Consultant
Shane joined GFA in 2018 and focuses on systems management, software refactoring, and database management in order to enable the rest of the GFA team to perform at their very best. Shane has also provides services to clients seeking assistance or planning for their own systems with an emphasis on SQL Server and data integration.
Shane brings over 15 years of multi-platform relational database expertise to GFA and nearly two decades worth of enterprise level technology experience to GFA. Prior to joining GFA, Shane served K-12 education in Casper with a dedicated focus on information security, data integration, human resources data, payroll data, process design, project management and implementation, and general data analysis.
Paul graduated from the University of Wyoming in 2012 with a dual B.Sc. in Chemical Engineering and Chemistry. While in school, he worked as a mining engineering intern for Cameco Resources, focused on insitu-leaching of Uranium. Upon graduation, Paul started his Petroleum Engineering career as a Reservoir Engineer for Encana Oil & Gas out of Dallas, Texas. There, he oversaw a $3.3MM recomplete program of high-pressure, high-temperature gas wells in East Texas' Deep Bossier field. After nearly 2 years at Encana, Paul began working for Weatherford as a cased-hole wireline field engineer in the Bakken. In 2017, he earned his M.Sc. in Petroleum Engineering and his M.B.A. after being awarded a N.S.F. fellowship at the University of Wyoming. Paul started with GF&A in March of 2019 after having worked in Corporate Development for an industrial energy contractor in Pittsburgh.
Paul provides engineering support to our clients' exploration and development projects, reservoir simulation modeling, economic modeling of development plans, and AFE generation.
Matt graduated in 2012 from the University of Wyoming with his B.Sc. degree in Geology and went on to graduate with a M.Sc. in Geology at the University of North Dakota in 2014. Matt started his career as an intern for Intermountain Wellsite Geologists geosteering and doing wellsite work in the Williston and Powder River Basins. In 2014 he went to Chesapeake Energy where he started in the Central Texas Business Unit, he was responsible for planning and steering horizontal Barnett wells. Matt then transferred to the Anadarko Basin where he developed regional maps and exploration prospects for Pennsylvanian sandstones. He finished his career at Chesapeake in the research group where he focused on regional studies, core description, outcrop work and reservoir characterization. While in the research group Matt spent a large amount of his time working in Wyoming with an emphasis on the Powder River Basin but also studied a multitude of exploration basins. Matt joined GF&A in 2019 after spending five years with Chesapeake Energy.
Matt's work at GF&A is focused on reservoir development, regional mapping, asset evaluations, and prospect generation for conventional and unconventional plays.
GIS and Data Tech
Licensed UAV Pilot
Garret Steinert graduated from Casper College with an A.A.S. in Fire Science in 2006. His career started in 2012, landing a position for the Bureau of Land Management, High Plains District out of Casper, WY. His position was a seasonal detailer to Wyoming State Helitack, helping staff a Bell 206 Long Ranger Helicopter at Duncan Helibase, located South of Glenrock, WY. Garret was employed with the BLM for three seasons, as well as another three seasons employed with Wyoming State Forestry Division as a Helicopter Crewmember. During these six years Garret responded to over 150 wildfires, Mostly in Wyoming, as well as Nevada, Oregon, Idaho, Utah, Colorado, South Dakota, and Alaska. Garret achieved the qualifications of Helicopter Manager and Incident Commander Type 4 while working as a Lead Crewmember. Garret began working at Granite Peak Fabrication for almost two years starting in 2017, assembling and testing bulk separators and treaters, and Lease Automatic Custody Transfer Units.
Garret became extremely interested in the use of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV), which led him to acquire his Part 107 Commercial Remote Pilot License in 2018. Garret was accepted back at Casper College to pursue education in Geographic Information Systems. Garret started at Goolsby, Finley & Associates in August of 2019 as a Data Technician. He will earn a Certificate in GIS in Fall 2019, and plans on earning an A.S. in Geographic Information Systems in Fall 2020.